Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin Supports BDS, Just Not When She’s Investing

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There’s a great tradition of Socialists doing and saying different things. Especially the wealthy Medea Benjamin kind.

While Medea Benjamin pushes BDS on her Facebook page, her investment page looks rather different.

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of Global Exchange. Wearing her Code Pink hat, she was front and center at the occupy movement, bemoaning the influence of the 1%. Yet both her and her colleague Jodie Evans are 1 percenters, who toy with their activists like true puppetmasters.

In spite of her populist rhetoric, Medea Benjamin controls the assets of a foundation worth 12 million dollars.

Where does Medea Benjamin invest her money?   In classic “Do as I say, not as I do” mode Medea’s money is working hard for her in Intel, General Electric, and wait for it…Caterpillar. All objects du rage for the BDS cru. Apparently divestment does not begin at home.

Why would it?

Let’s not forget some of Michael Moore’s investments.

Peter Schweizer in his book “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy” included a copy of Moore’s schedule D from one of his tax filings showing that the schlockumentarian at one point owned almost 2,000 shares of Boeing, nearly 1,000 shares of Sonoco, more than 4,000 shares of Best Foods, more than 3,000 shares of Eli Lilly, more than 8,000 shares of Bank One, and more than 2,000 shares of Halliburton.

That’s right, Halliburton.

  • A Z

    So Rachel Corrie would approve of Medea Benjamin’s hypocrisy?

    • gamaa

      Not Saint Pancake ?

  • UCSPanther

    Another hypocrite exposed.

    BDS should just give it up. They can’t even do their anti-semitic boycotts right.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Leave to the Code Pinkies and Fatso Moore to pick winners, and not government subsidized failures, to enrich their portfolios. After all, if they really put their money where their loud mouths usually are, they’d have to flip burgers for a living, or empty the bed pans of wounded American soldiers in VA hospitals for minimum wage. Or maybe write bad prose for Hallmark cards at four cents a word.

    • A Z

      I am not sure what the wage of a CNA should be, but I don’t think it should be minimum wage.

      I also would not trust a deviant to any task including emptying bed pans.

      • DogmaelJones1

        Agreed. I wouldn’t let Medea water my plants, to judge by the photo of her here.

        • A Z

          Scares the horses, eh?!?

        • Veracious_one

          Medea could make a freight train jump the track and take a dirt road….

          • Drakken

            There ain’t enough booze in the world to make that thing pretty.

  • A Z

    Daniel,

    This is off topic, but it is very important

    There are 2 concepts that I have not heard debated when it come to climate models. That is “back testing” & “overfit”.

    If a theoretical model fits historical data like a glove and yet there is a persistent bias in predication for the future, then I would assume that the modelers overfitted their model without looking at model.

    To be sure i would check everything, but I would especially be sure to look for overfitting in such a case.

    TY.
    ***
    Regardless of the of field being studied the principles of modeling are the same.

    “Should you trust your financial advisor? Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism”

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140410103005.htm

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Both are greedy hypocrites.

  • iluvisrael

    I’m sure the homely witch uses plenty of tech gadgets created in Israel too.

  • PAthena

    Note that “Medea” Benjamin has taken on the name of the woman who killed her father and two children, Medea, who helped Jason get the Golden Fleece.