August 28, 2005

The Cindy Sheehan Anthology

Instapundit points out a Dave Kopel column in the Rocky Mountain News that the national news media at large just doesn't seem to want to help Cindy Sheehan get her message out. Perhaps I can do my part to help with a compilation of Cindy Sheehan's greatest hits.

"Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11."
CHRIS MATTHEWS: All right. If your son had been killed in Afghanistan, would you have a different feeling?

CINDY SHEEHAN: I don't think so, Chris, because I believe that Afghanistan is almost the same thing. We're fighting terrorism. Or terrorists, we're saying. But they're not contained in a country. This is an ideology and not an enemy. And we know that Iraq, Iraq had no terrorism. They were no threat to the United States of America.


"You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don't tell me my son died for freedom and democracy.

Cuz, we're not freer. You're taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren't freer, they're much worse off than before you meddled in their country.

You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine."


When I was growing up, it was Communists'. Now it's Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything.

But I do see hope. I see hope in this country. 58% of the American public are with us. We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.

I got an email the other day and it said, "Cindy, if you didn't use so much profanity there's people on the fence' that get offended"

And you know what I said? "You know what? You know what, god-damn-it? How, in the world is anybody still sitting on that fence'?"

"If you fall on the side that is pro-George, and pro-war, you get your ass over to Iraq, and take the place of somebody who wants to come home. And if you fall on the side that is against this war and against George Bush, stand up and speak out."


Mrs Sheehan says that the stress of the death had already led the couple, who were high school sweethearts, to separate. She admits that he does not agree with the "level of intensity" she has devoted to peace in the past year.

She has had to dissuade her younger son, Andy, from joining the Army. "I said there was no way this Government was going to get another of my children."


We have no Constitution. We're the only country with no checks and balances. We want our country back if we have to impeach George Bush down to the person who picks up the dog sh-t in Washington! Let George Bush send his two little party animals to die in Iraq. It's OK for Israel to have nuclear weapons but we are waging nuclear war in Iraq, we have contaminated the entire country. It's not OK for Syria to be in Lebanon. Hypocrites! But Israel can occupy Palestine? Stop the slaughter!
“We're not letting them intimidate us. If we get killed out here, know that the Secret Service killed us.”

These are hardly all of Cindy's greatest hits (Kopel has more), but it seems quit... interesting that CNN, CBS, the New York Times and other news outlets can't seem to find any of Cindy's real feelings.

Perhaps these feelings aren't convenient for their agenda. But they don't have an agenda... right?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 28, 2005 11:04 PM | TrackBack

No 'son dies in vain' when he dies as a 'soldier'. He dies validating the supremacy of the state over individual will and reason. Thus, he validates the divinity of the state by annointing it with his blood. The cause in which he dies is disregardable as it is the position of the state in the global Great Chain of Being that is the main focus of the soldier's act.

It is this contradiction that throws many a mind into confusion. To support the soldier is to support the state, and yet to withdraw one's support of the soldier in an unjust war contradicts the first. This is a dilemma that necessarily arises when the unnatural - the nation-state, as it denies the commonality of humanity - naturalised. End the state and this particular problem disappears.

Posted by: Inquisitor at August 28, 2005 11:42 PM
End the state and this particular problem disappears.

Uh huh. Riiiiight.

And in your State-less world you'll still have people killing each other for all the other reasons that people kill each other — like Rebellion Against Authority, and Property Crime and just plain Insanity.

But I suppose then we can just "end" Authority, "end" Property, and "end" THOUGHT, and those particular problems will disappear too, right? And then the whole world will be the great big, happy Anarcho-Communist ant-hill you want it to be, won't it?

"Inquisitor?" HA! Try "Imbecile."

Posted by: Tao Libra at August 29, 2005 09:44 AM

I'm not familiar with Kopel, but his article seems to imply that the press is 'censoring' Sheehan. While that may br true, I believe they're doing so in order to prevent the public from hearing her more extreme positions.

She's much more interesting as news, and much more useful as an anti-war propaganda tool if she is simply a 'grieving mother.'

Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at August 29, 2005 12:51 PM

Cindy... Cindy... Cindy... Enough already about Cindy and her madness. She is now about as interesting as a three-dollar bill and about a negotiable, too! We've already established that she is not just a grieving mother, but a radical anti-American extremeist to boot. So, to coin a radical liberal blog site, let's move on...

Posted by: John Yetter, CW5, USA (Retired) at August 29, 2005 05:24 PM