I give points to the Green Party of Pennsylvania for their ambition. They announced earlier this week that they will participate in a “Global Day of Action for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on March 30 to end the Israeli occupation”.
I subtract points though, for overstating the power of the event. Will the Global Day of Action end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory? No. Will the Global Day of Action actually lead to boycott, divestment or sanctions? No. Is the Global Day of Action even likely to be truly global? No.
I don’t think even most Greens believe in the reality of a “Global day of Action for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”. It all seems like some kind of elaborate fantasy, or a game of pretend, in which people can pose as if they’re part of a genuine popular movement. Surely, they know that most people in the United States are not behind them.
There’s nothing wrong with being in an unpopular minority. It’s okay if you have political ideals that most people don’t agree with. If that’s the case, however, as it is with the Greens, it seems best to be honest, and admit to being a minority. Otherwise, the years of global actions to enact massive changes seem like nothing more than a sad, ongoing delusion.