It has long baffled me why being part of a Canadian union has anything to do with the State of Israel on the other side of the planet. Yet time after time I see strange stories about such unions vehemently against Israel and in support of the Palestinians.
While such support is couched with phrases like "helping oppressed people" and "standing up for human rights", I've long suspected that what's really at work behind the scenes is a deep-seated hatred toward Jews amongst some agitators in the union.
The fact is that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a very complex one. Anyone who takes the position that "one side is completely wrong and the other side is angelic" is a fool of the highest calibre. Speaking of fools . . .
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers "has no plans to block mail to and from Israel as of yet." I'd imagine that 99% of such mail would be either to or from a Jewish person. Just imagine what would occur if this union were to announce that they may start blocking mail to/from China. If I were a Chinese-Canadian person, I'd be outraged ... and rightly so.
One has to wonder if a requirement to join CUPW is to indicate some sort of anti-Jewish bias? Perhaps if you do then your monthly union payments get reduced. Or maybe you get discounts on such books as:
- Intolerance: What all the Kool Posties are doing these days!
- How to destroy mail without getting caught - a hacker's guide
- Nazi Calligraphy, the art of drawing the perfect swastika