Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are identified for being an organization that isn’t afraid to facet with radical leftists on any given challenge, however now evidently their advantage signaling with one transfer has solely highlighted their hypocrisy in one other.
When confronted about this hypocrisy, Cohen didn’t know find out how to reply for it, although he did attempt very onerous to take action.
Again in July, Ben & Jerry’s withdrew its merchandise from Israeli settlements, saying it will stop promoting its ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory,” a choice that introduced it into battle with its father or mother firm Unilever.
“We consider it’s inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be bought within the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” the corporate stated in a press release.
Quick ahead to at the moment, and each Cohen and Greenfield have been being interviewed by Axios concerning the determination. Reporter Alexi McCammond requested that if the 2 have been so in opposition to Israel’s coverage selections, then why not cease promoting in Israel utterly. Cohen answered that he disagrees with numerous U.S. insurance policies however he can’t cease promoting right here both.
Cohen added that he thinks it’s fantastic to be part of a rustic and protest a few of its actions, which is strictly what they’re doing with Israel.
“We massively assist Israel’s proper to exist, however we’re in opposition to a specific coverage,” stated Cohen.
It was then that McCammond delved a bit additional and ask why they’re nonetheless keen to promote in states the place they declare to have an entire and complete disagreement about sure points. It was a query Cohen clearly wasn’t prepared for and, in consequence, stammered round in his reply.
“You guys are large proponents of voting rights,” started McCammond. “Why do you continue to promote ice cream in Georgia? Texas…abortion bans. Why are you continue to promoting there?”
Cohen froze like a deer in headlights for a second earlier than shrugging and easily answering “I don’t know.” He then proceeded to fumble round for a solution for some time, saying it’s an attention-grabbing query earlier than telling McCammond that they’re engaged on these points, earlier than lastly selecting telling her he’d have to consider it.
Automotive-crash interview by @benandjerrys founders exhibiting why their Israel boycott is wrong-headed, unfair and sure – discriminatory. No marvel States and clients are dropping them. @unilever must act to reverse this – and rapidly. pic.twitter.com/fCpJJfqtXa
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) October 11, 2021
They gained’t say it, however the reply is obvious. They like the cash they get from these states and refusing to promote it there would severely harm their backside line.
It’s simple to drag out of locations just like the West Financial institution which sports activities roughly 500,000 Israeli’s, not all of which shall be clients. It’s a lot more durable to drag out of a spot like Texas, which at the moment has over 29 million folks dwelling inside its borders. That’s numerous potential shoppers that Ben & Jerry’s gained’t threat dropping out on.
Ultimately, these hard-left wokescolds are similar to each different hard-left wokescolds in America. Their virtues and ideas start and finish at their comfort. If Cohen and Greenfield really caught to their ideas their firm would collapse rapidly, and each of those males would go broke themselves.
And dropping all their cash is a horrifying thought to