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Talking with Cindy
Just off the call with Cindy Sheehan--as I sit here on vacation, I am struck by the contrast--repose vs. activism--that separates this remarkable woman from me and my ilk.
For one thing, she is enduring thunderstorms and sleeping in a tent--I am resting after a tumultuous few years. Yet, she is on my mind today--and her mission.
She bgan by thanking the bloggers for helping to get the truth out there--the MSM is simply not doing the job. We know this whenever we turn on the tv or get online--until we got to the blogs.
She endures intimidation and threats, weather, and denial. But she speaks up nevertheless. Bill O'Reilly has been courting her to appear on his show but she refuses to dignify it--she called his form of news an obscenity to the truth and humanity.
The camp there is full, but elsewhere on these pages, and at http://www.meetwithcindy.org (corrected), you will find suggestions of many ways to help her, and to support her mission--which is to end the war in Iraq--an obscene and ever-growing effort to complete the lies upon which it began.
Without the internet, she said, we would be living under fascism. The antidote to that is truth-telling, and coalition-building, and acting in concert. No ego here--let's get busy(er).
I know I will be...