Tuesday, May 29, 2007

THANK YOU CINDY, FOR CARING AND SACRIFICING: SHEEHAN QUITS THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT

"Cindy Sheehan is a clown. There is no real anti-war movement. No serious politician, with anything to do with anything, would show his face at an anti-war rally... ."--Senior Presidential advisor, Karl Rove, Fall of 2005.

"None of these professional peace-messaging types could have invented Cindy Sheehan. She's the real thing, and she's not alone. There's a contingent of military families that have a more genuine grievance than most anti-war people -- and certainly pro-war people." --Tom Hayden, October 2005. (Rolling Stone)


www.dailykos.com --She's posted her diary entry, and it's probably the last one. This has been a long journey for Cindy, and I completely understand her having enough with all the bourgie idiots and all of the divisiveness within the so-called "antiwar movement"...more like a bowel-movement, really. Of course, I'm against the war as the majority of Americans are, but it's unrealistic to think anyone can end the inertia of any conflict.

Unfortunately, only the Congress and the president, and the troops (if they decide to mutiny or desert--it's illegal to enjoin them to desert) can do that, but Cindy has done a great job highlighting the suffering. Without her, we wouldn't know a smidgen of how Iraqis and our troops are suffering in this criminal war. Her reasons for leaving the movement are my own (I wisely left last-Fall). Here's the most important conclusion:

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our "two-party" system? However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."
(dailykos.com, diaries section)

This is why you didn't see Cindy's columns in many places, like Huffington Post, any why you saw her coverage diminish over time. She wouldn't play ball with the DNC and her supporters, those eternal suckers of the pseudo-Left. Mainstream Democrats are in for some really ugly surprises when this war finally hits-a-wall, possibly after September. Both parties are willing to drag us all into hell to achieve total control over the oil in the region of not just the Middle East, but those coveted ones in the Caucasus. It's a bipartisan-approach, since they serve corporations first. You have all forgotten that most of them voted for this war in late-2002, and continue to support the war's aims. They just don't like how it went off.

The only-thing that has eroded their support of the war is the overwhelming will of the public in the 2006 midterms, and the constant hammering of people like myself. I have no ill-will towards Cindy Sheehan, she's done everything a person can do, and she's a hero. Her treatment by so-called "liberals" is unsurprising, it's your sadly predictable primate politics rearing-its-head. Groups like Moveon.org, the Democratic Underground, and all the other groups on the so-called "Left" (quit fooling yourselves, you're arch-conservative--right-wing) have failed Americans who want a better future in their lust for power and influence. It's unsurprising that those calling themselves "liberals" or "Left" have hurt Cindy, just as she was hurt by the hawks in Congress, the White House, and all of their allies in the mainstream media.

Congressional Democrats have gone a long-way in courting them. We've heard stories that they meet with the party leadership on a weekly-basis, advising them on what to do. What we don't hear is the influence and promises they get told by these Democratic leaders in Congress--what are they dangling in-front of them? In some cases, it's probably the possibility of a future career in politics. It doesn't matter, because this train is going to hit that wall, and all those who supported this war are going to have a whole lot of explaining to do. They already have had to, and the public won't have the old excuses.

As for Cindy's moral blandishments, I don't think she's completely correct. People do what they can do, and they have to survive first. That doesn't include all the bourgies she's attacking, however, they deserve to ridiculed and attacked by the rest of us on the Left. I encourage everyone to inundate Moveon.org and the Democratic Underground with the most hateful, ugly emails they can muster. They're scumbags trying to exploit all of us again--as though the workplace and the battlefield aren't enough.

I've said it many times, but you can only have a genuine social movement from below. It must spontaneously emerge out of necessity, and it will. As a matter of fact, it is as I write this in the form of the impeachment movement. Cindy, you did us proud, and we appreciate your sacrifices, we're out here. You're Mother America. People will get-up when they come for their kids, their livelihoods, and even their lives. It's too-bad it has to come to that, but that's how human-beings are. Without a real threat to themselves from within, they don't move, they don't act. Taking a few anthropology classes will tell you that, or just observing people and their (mis)behaviors.