Skip to comments.Speak of the Dead: The Cindy Sheehan story...[good article]
Posted on 08/20/2005 5:26:35 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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"People who put mourners up front on policy issues are like robbers leaving a bank with a hostage between themselves and police fire."
And using the word "children" makes you think of Chechnya. We should be thinking of boiling our enemies in oil, not offering them tea and crumpets.
Thanks for a great post!
This article lays it all out.It is an expose' of the shameful depths dems gleefully wallow in.
Great post,it should be seen by every American who cares about the truth.
People who put mourners up front on policy issues will also be likely to give aid and comfort to the enemy, and, given enough time, give rise to home-grown suicide bombers from their midst.
The left is unhinged, and is a threat to freedom and liberty.
I came across a quote from the Greek historian, Thucydides recently that speaks of and to people of Ms. Sheehan's views perfectly.
"Fix your eyes on the greatness of Athens (read US) as you have it before you........fall in love with her......remember that this greatness was won by men with courage...knowledge of their duty, and with a sense of honor in action....So they gave their bodies to the commonwealth and received......praise that will never die, and.....
the grandest of all sepulchers.......a home in the minds of men, where their glory remains free to stir to speech or action as the occasion comes........their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives...For you now it remains to rival what they have done....knowing the secret of happiness to be freedom....the secret of freedom a brave heart...
This lady, the author, can cram a lot into a small space. Read it twice. Powerful piece...powerful.
"In translation, this is the unspoken theme of grief-centered politics: We are suffering, so you owe it to us to give us what we ask for."
Worse yet, there is some sick psychosis in these people in that they want to suffer, want to be grief-stricken. They expect to be hated, and are lost w/o that sense of persecution.
Don't believe it?
Recall the days of Reagan's first term, when these same peacenics were in hyper-60's mode. Peter Paul and Mary were raising big bucks for PBS, and the Smothers Brothers were trying to make a comeback. Peacenics did those hokey "nuclear free zones" and did die-ins and decried US's Central American policies.
Then one day the wall fell, followed by the defeat of various communist regimes in Central America. Nukes were chopped up and American troops came home.
Did the peaceniks celebrate? NOOOOO!!!! They didn't celebrate one time. They didn't hold mass celebrations of the end of the Viet Nam war either. In fact, in both cases these people were hopeless lost, their favorite psychosis ripped from them.
Bump. Wonderful essay.
I had no idea Gail Sheedy was the promoter (and trainer) of the Jersey Girls.
Thanks for posting that...good article!
I hope while Harry Reid is recuperating from his "mini-stroke", he will read it...but, I betcha just he opposite will happen...
He will USE his stroke to try to score points on embryonic stem cells, and us it to try for sympathy "let-ups" from the mean old Republican Senators...and double-mean Bush Administration.
This is fabulous! I am reminded once again how angry I was when it was objected to that the President had pictures of himself at ground zero. This is OUR country that was attacked, he is our leader, and it is our history. How dare THEY play politics with it, which is the real truth. They did it, not the President.
Leftists only win if they can silence their opponents.
The use of grief as a weapon is just another tactic to achieve that end.
If my wife died, I cannot imagine trying to make political hay out of her death.
And let's not forget the Dem's last stunt in Crawford a year ago. Kerry sent Max Cleland to Bush's ranch to deliver a letter asking him to denounce the Swift Boat Vets. OK, Cleland isn't dead, but a triple-amputee war "hero" is the next best thing to elicit sympathy. Shameful exploitation.
And if you don't know why I put "hero" in quotes, you need to go find Ann Coulter's article on the truth about Max Cleland's injuries.
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