My sweet tooth (more like sweet teeth!) mean there are few desserts, and hardly any ice-creams, that I do not like. But, among my favorites are Ben & Jerry’s flavors, along with Hagen Daz and many others.
I have been a fan of B&J’s ice-creams from before they showed the courage to take the challenge of exposing our government’s, especially the Bush administration’s, follies and foolish policies.
Obviously I just consume massive quantities of Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby, Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dreams, Half Baked, and many other flavors just to support Ben and Jerry be great corporate citizens. Fine, don’t believe me!
Anyway, when I saw a link to it, I was happy to become a fan of their “fan page” on FaceBook. I saw that they have actually created several flavors and brands in support of world peace.
During the same Facebook session, I clicked on the page of a very interesting person in Israel, who had connected to me. On his page, in a section called The Wall, which is standard on most FaceBook profiles, it was very heartening to see Palestinian and Israeli members, writing literally side-by-side, for world and middle-east peace.
It was just a coincidence. But one that reminded me again that individuals, like Yaakov Ort and Ben & Jerry (as people and as a business), can, do and will achieve far more for world peace with simple web pages, than President Bush ever could, even if he had thought about actually trying.
Even just by naming some flavors for World Peace, Ben and Jerry has/have done more for peace around the world, than President Bush did in 8 years. Even with his FaceBook profile, people like Yaakov, do more than Rice can do inviting world leaders for photo-ops.
Of course, Bush still has a SO many weekends left to solve the Mid-East problem, Darfur, and other issues. Many effective techniques are at his disposal. He can have the conflicting parties come and solve it all in day — perhaps by having some (kosher/halal, one hopes) hamburger cookoffs at his ranch.
I am not sure what dessert they serve at the Bush ranch. Surely it is not Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream…
Perhaps the dessert is Rice pudding — served on a water-board?
As I wrote in a comment on one of the profiles on FaceBook… Peace, with Dignity, and Equal Justice, to All.