Boycotting The Bullies
Boycotting the products of a commercial bully that bullies its employees is a time honored way of bringing pressure when power is unavailable to victims. Consumers boycotted grocery stores that refused to recognize the United Farm Workers in the 1960’s. Divestment of invested funds is another way to apply pressure like the many US concerns divested from South Africa over Apartheid. Sanctions are a form of government regulatory actions, like the sanctions against Iran. Sanctions did not work for Britain in the 18th Century but they did pave the way for the American Revolution. Regardless of form, the idea is these pressures are applied to bullies as a means to get them to stop bullying.
What does it mean when the bullies are doing the boycotting?
According to the American Center for Law and Justice, since 2005 the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement has been a “coordinated form of invidious discrimination (based on race, ethnicity, nationality, and religion)…aimed at delegitimizing and vilifying Israel across the globe.”