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.