Deliver Our Funds From Evil
The Divest Terror Initiative is an effort aimed at hitting terrorism where it hurts -- in the wallet.
What we did not realize -- until now -- was that each and every one of us actually can play a pivotal role in winning the War on Terror. How? By demanding that our public and private pensions plans, college endowments, individual retirement account managers, 401(k) plans, and other investment vehicles exploit the leverage represented by investments in publicly traded companies that operate in terrorist-sponsoring states. In a unified front, we should make the pledge that "This is my money and it will not go to support terror." DivestTerror.org is a nationwide campaign aimed at some 400 public companies worldwide that are providing revenues, technology and moral cover to governments that sponsor terrorism.
Whether or not this effort succeeds, it suggests that slowly but surely the "swarming attacks" are beginning to emerge against terrorism, driven not by a single mastermind, but in David Kilcullen's words, but a shared narrative.