Bishop Donald Corder: A Theory of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel
Financial warfare at its finest can be seen through the historical development of the US Hegemony – domination of a capital intense ruling class – and the parasitic infestation of the Zionist into our world’s revenue streams; thereby enabling them impetus for global sway as a shadow government. Great Britain’s fall at Bretton Woods, was a major milestone in ending the economic warfare with the United States after World War II. The Bretton Woods system was history’s first example of a fully negotiated monetary order intended to govern currency relations among sovereign states. In practice it was a system of rules, institutions, and procedures to regulate the international monetary system and was directly dependent on the preferences and policies of its most powerful member, the United States. Britain’s repayment of post war debt institutionalized U.S. governmental finance capital and provided the US ruling classes greater power over the re-structuring of Europe’s economic and political systems.
Financial warfare evolved in the early sixties with the introduction of economic hit men dispatched to third world and developing nations who then employed flawed statistical data coupled with erroneous profitability forecast and overly enthusiastic endorsement of the nation’s macro business development and enterprise viability. Setting in motion the necessary justifications and rationales for the acquisition of loans by these countries. Thus, turning them into creditor controlled debtor nations when the sought after business revenues did never materialize.
Zionist ruination of the Gaza economy deflects away from Israel their being cornered upon a competitive domestic arena of an empowered Palestinian people. The little Jewish Nation cannot compete with these in an Arab world or an informed global society. A people, who might would rather invest their business, consumer and discretionary monies with vendors who are responsive to their purchasing requirements and ideologies. Consequently, such transfer of wealth setting the stage for a broader coalition and advancement of Palestinian’s own political agendas and autonomy. Alternatively, Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) can be envisioned as an action to help in the facilitation of the Palestinian aspirations.
Political apparatus of the BDS initiatives would ideally seize upon the window of opportunity to negotiate with the regional Arab governments to follow the example set by the Turkish Prime Minister. Wherein contracting with Israel was scheduled for review and possible suspension of business after the high seas murder of Turkish citizens by the Israeli military. Nonetheless, calculations necessary to engage the private sector and providing them rationale along with sufficiently compelling business reasons to join in the BDS thrust. Demands moving beyond the moral outrage often cited as justification to confronting the financial apparatus of the Jewish Nation of Israel.
Considering the public debt is 78.4% of the Israeli gross domestic product (GDP), the macro-economic has likewise followed the global economy. Consequently, it has fallen significantly since the now five year old advent of BDS initiatives having come into being. Israel responded to this initiative by seating foreign investment banks UBS, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC as members of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Where, seventy (70) Israeli companies were publicly traded on an exchange having market value in the amount of $188.7 billion (31 December 2009). CIA The World Factbook. These are defensively scattered throughout the London Stock Exchange and The Nasdaq Stock Market, where memorandums of understanding were created to facilitate exchange of shares on the several respected market exchanges. The fragile Israeli economy is protected by large transfer payments from abroad and by foreign loans; with the United States holding a possible excess of 50% of the debt. There does not appear to be a single depository or information clearing house available to supporters of the BDS initiatives and activism, although US Companies with investments in Israel are listed at Global Exchange. Israel is nonetheless deeply susceptible to organized BDS actions on a global scale.
Sophisticated business analysis and reconnaissance must be employed to discover systemic strategic and tactical avenues most likely to aid in the success of the BDS prerogatives. Question of purposes to be achieved (i.e. impact profits, undermine breakeven scenarios or disturb position in the marketplace to simply raise public awareness). Considering the diversity in the Zionist asset base and its financial performance begs the question of whether the holders of wealth can weather the storm or transition into other secondary investment opportunities. How many of their customers does our coalition represent? Can we mobilize the BDS coalition to penetrate the targeted companies’ customer base or its financial access? Individual assessments and business analysis will ultimately provide opportunity to evaluate methodology of the perceived actions and interventions. Vision, influence and capability of leadership must breach the legal loopholes and barriers being erected by the Friends of Israel in their attempts to thwart or circumvent the outcomes of this discussion along with establishing appropriate global infrastructures and logistics.
Although we rally around the idea of Palestinian resistance to global domination of the US ruling class and the piranha terrorism of Israel inflicted upon Gaza. In addition to raising our voices in opposition to and saying no to the designs leading to the exploitation of Middle Eastern oil reserves. More importantly the action levied against Palestine impacts the culture of an entire region. History teaches us that, in certain circumstances, it is very easy for the foreigner to impose his domination on a people. But it also teaches us that, whatever may be the material aspects of this domination, it can be maintained only by the permanent, organized repression of the cultural life of the people concerned. Implantation of foreign domination can be assured definitively only by physical liquidation of a significant part of the dominated population. “National Liberation and Culture” by Amilcar Cabral.
Clear, radical and out of the zone vibrations must inspire the creativity that will be necessary to sufficiently wound the beast of Zion through BDS financial confrontations sufficient to deter their continued designs for the Nation of Palestine, ongoing genocide of its people along with their culture; and subjugation of the Arab Nations. Wherein our failures to come into the power found in a single mind, a single will and a single purpose against this global imperialism will seize from what historically have been a people unencumbered by the worldwide madness gripping the Western and Euro-centric Civilizations. Where children are butchered and torn from their mother’s womb’s with impunity, the spirit of the church is separated from the life of government and moral leadership of an Islamic Nation, whereby the young no longer honor the aged and honorable men and their women, whose lives were poured out to lay the platform now sought to be ripped from the heart stage of the community.
Gone will be the ideological plane born of the physical and historical realities of the indigenous Arabian society, thus nullifying the singular ability to engage and react consciously upon nature and tenants of their own religions; money now becomes your god. Violently usurping the free operation of the process of development and problem solving typically employed by each nation, rather, the productive force and natural resources will be governed from rules being imposed that were born under the roof of another man’s house. It then indicates and conditions the type of material relationships which exist among the groups, between man and nature, between man and his environment, and type of relationships among the individual or collective components of a society. “National Liberation and Culture” by Amilcar Cabral. Such, will forever loom as the grand folly of a people who could have saved themselves in this, the defining hour.
Bishop Donald R. Corder is the spiritual leader of the Spirit of Life International Believers Fellowship and Senior Pastor for the Pillar of Truth Ministries. Mr. Corder is a published author, grassroots organizer and community activist, in addition to his work in urban and international development as a business consultant and entrepreneur. Email: DonCorder@gmail.com
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