About three and a half years ago, a friend mentioned a group called “Food Not Bombs.” I had never heard of the national group and have only seen their presence or a flier by them twice in the time since. Their main objective is feeding the poor, but I don’t know if they have broader objectives.
The name still strikes me as odd, as if there were some cabal to blow up the poor and homeless. (I’m sure some people would sign on to that idea, but there’s always a believer in whatever cause one could conceive of.) To me, the false dilemma is akin to saying, “Save the whales; don’t shop at Wal-Mart,” or founding a group called “Veganism Not Tattoos.”