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The Rosa Parks of the 21st Century


by Maccabee at Daily Kos, Sat Aug 13th, 2005 at 14:07:55 PDT

The Bush Monarchy Cannot Face A Grieving Mom. Like Rosa Parks, Cindy Sheehan has refused to give up her seat. Only her seat isn't on a bus, it's in a tent.

This is the nerve center of the weakness of the Bush Monarchy. This inarticulate poseur cannot and does not have the courage to take criticism. That should explain why a country where once every square inch was a Free Speech Zone, now sports public cages where protesters can say what they want out of the sight of the president. This explains why he is so reluctant to face her. He does not want to appear as if she has forced his hand. Yet nothing he can do can stop the momentum of the confrontation. The worst the smears against her sound, the more despicable her detractors become. Michelle Malagang, the self-loathing Fillipino tart actually called her a grief pimp. Bill O'Reilly, the loofa loving dirty talking pervert called her actions "bordering on treasonous". I guess he couldn't buy her off. I haven't kept up what the fat Oxycontin addict has said about her.

It is their reaction and Bush's cowardly response that shows how desperate they are to spin the war into a golden tapestry of freedom and courage. Instead, it is a rag. It is a policy in tatters that a generally approving and accepting country has started to give up on.

Cindy Sheehan could be the most important political figure in the United States today. The corporate media may play her down or actively smear her. But the media of our allies, and the general population (if you believe the polls) indicate that the Blur Channel and Faux News propagandists are clearly in the minority. The blogs will keep her message out there and eventually, enough people will see the war as a boondoggle. Many may see it as a well intentioned boondoggled, but then someone said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

The Bushies can screen audiences so that no one who sees him has a three digit IQ. They can put all the metal tags they want on cars. They can pander to the Nascar rednecks and the Toby Keith/Ted Nugent Neanderthals (Ooops, they don't believe in Evolution). But they cannot stand their ground and answer in good faith or in good reason why we are in Iraq or what we have accomplished there.

The worst part of this hasn't happened yet. It won't happen for many years to come. But one day history will look at Malagang and O Reilly and compare them to Goebbels and Joe McCarthy. The Roman Empire fell, according to Pliny, of its own rot. This is the rot of the American Empire. A culture that values loyalty over truth, ideology over reason, and war over peace. The facists who rode to the encampment last night and yelled "we don't care about Casey" will be remembered the same way we remember pictures of the men who stood around lynched Black men hanging from trees. They all smiled and reveled in their ascendancy over equality. Eventually the pendulum will swing the other way. And this era of Sean Hannity's lies, and the complicity of the corporate media will send school children scratching their heads about how this could possibly happen.

The question is, will history ever forgive us for this one? Will the world? Will we?

Cindy Sheehan is a light shining on cockroaches. Shine, Cindy. Shine.

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Bill and Michelle,

READ THIS:

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else." Theodore Roosevelt Source:"Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star",May 7, 1918

1600 ACRES of Bu$h Family Land

& Like ( Jesus Christ ) NO ROOM at the INN

So Cindy sleeps in a manger ! In Texas

.
Another Multi-Millionaire Local & Global Monopoly

Not Sharing their Land, Their Home, Bed or Food... Says It All…

And the Selfishness… Continues…

( Yet Another GET $$$ MORE MONEY Buy the USA… Bu$h fundraiser, Just Up the Road… Yesterday )

The Bu$h Family Multimillionaire Class Buy USA Elections

That Is… In it-self… TREASON

Bush Gangsters… Steal, Use, Monopolize,

More Than Their Share of the Planets, Land, Resources et al.

And What does this - GREED - Do/Say to the Children of the USA

NOT Sharing his Land with a fellow Americans… Cindy & Friends

Let them use my ditch… I am King Bu$h, I have my 1600 Hundred Acer Castle/Ranch with no cattle…

What a JOKE

AND… All the While… People Live… NOT Owning any land…

ON two Dollar a Day… Around the World.

This whole story… ( 4-me ) JUMPs UP and… Shows It All…

It’s Time 2 Impeach and Jail those

Who support the Bush Family of Gangsters & Friends

They must be STOPPED… NOW !!! before it’s 2 late

From Killing OUR American Democracy and the Environment

More about all this at… ( Re-Written ) DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE

at

http://www.RogerART.com Thank, U Roger Drowne EC

I think I have figured out what I want to do next in my life. I was thinking of building a huge amusement park similar to Disney World in Florida. But I want to make this park much more than the one in Florida. Now is the question as to where to build this humongous park. Hmmmm I have had many thoughts on where to build it. Hey I know of 1600 acres near Crawford Texas that I could build it. The only thing is there is someone that owns the 1600 acres right now. I need to see if this person is willing to sell it. no wait a minute. I could use eminent domain and the kelo case to secure the 1600 acres to build my park (Hooooray for me). I think that will work. I hope George W. Bush does not get to angry at me for taking his ranch to use for an amusement park. I think I also have a name for the park. I will name it “FREEDOM PARK

Your comment is typical of people with no common sense, Bush (egaltarian that he is) is not the Supreme Court, so don't see why you are blaming him. Your idea sucks you for one don't have the $$$,
I agree that the court's decision to take away private property for others to make profits on is communistic in and of itself. I say lets kick out all those assholes and get rid of them. This country is suppose by a govt of the people for the people not a govt of the courts for the courts and to hell with the people.

This woman is a joke. She disrespects her son's memory for her own personal gain. This is just more typical leftist BS.

Cindy Sheehan has the courage to do what Mike Daniels apparently doesn't.
You Are a jerk,Mike and you don't seem to get it.
What kind of country destroys its youth for the sake of lies?
I say,if you support this war,then why aren't you over there supporting it with a gun in your hands?You spineless coward!
Who ever voted for Bush,you are the ones who should be over there in Iraq RIGHT NOW,doing you BEST to SUPPORT THE LIES OF BUSH and the war profiteering cartel infesting the White House.
Wake the hell up,put down the beer,put on your pants,and go to the nearest recruitment office NOW!

You are a moron, if all you can do is disrespect a grieving mother's dicision to express her true feelings about her son, If you don't have anything nice to say , then don't say anything at all. You don't have to agree with her or support her. She is not talking to you. She is talking me and any other American who refuses to believe that war is peace. We will not achieve peace by continuing this unjust military occupation of Iraq. A joke is something that you laugh at. Our sons and daughters being slaughtered for Isreal is not a joke. Stupid is as stupid does. People do what they think is right, and if you think war is right then call your local military recruiter they need people just like you. Peace out,

Do not think for a minute that what she has to say is a joke. You violate her loss. SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO SPEAK AND EXPRESS HER FEELINGS. Shame on you.

when are you leaving for iraq

Too stupid to even sign your name..."Anonymous," Why would Cindy Sheehan go to Iraq...you dummy!!! Ms. Sheehan is AGAINST the war
as is the majority of Americans! When are you going ANONYMOUS?

I love how the right tries to turn it around on her. In fact, this actually happens a lot with this administration. Here's a woman who has lost her son, and because she's speaking out for what she believes in, she's gets accused of disresepcting the memory of her son. Her son is GONE. FOREVER. The reasons he and others were sent to that meat grinder in Iraq turned out to be bullshit and everyone knows it. Including Bush himself.

I think Cindy has more courage than most who a) would never go over there or allow a loved one to go over there, yet still think they can voice a meaningful opinion on what this woman is going through, and b) actually going to Crawford and speaking out in general, showing that she's not just going to sit at home grieving at a picture next to a free folded up American flag that they gave her (what a tradeoff!) while Bush is at elite fundraisers showing slides of himself looking under his desk and in the closet joking about how they can't find the WMDs (remember THAT??).

She really is a light shining on cockroaches, and every day Bush ducks her, avoids her by taking a helicopter when he leaves that hollywood set he calls a ranch, the more people will wake up to see what a uncaring piece of crap he truly is. If he really supported the troops, they wouldn't be over there to begin with and he'd be making moves to bring them back home. Especially since there were no WMDs found and that other idiot Saddam is rotting in jail.

Of course now Rumsfeld and other liars of this administration are on TV and interviews saying things like "we never said it was about WMDs" and "it was about democracy". How does it feel that these people think the American public is so stupid that they can just change what they said as the reasons for getting into this, even though they are ON RECORD saying it? Go Cindy, Go.

Im European, I heard it said at the start of this war, that a lot of people couldn't care less how many american soldiers get killed - the war is illegal and they are all criminals.

Funny how the American Right now have adopted same view.

They dont care that their President is a lying psychopathic moron, and a war criminal of the highest order. They dont care that their 'brothers and sisters' are dying for an illegal, immoral, cynical war. They dont care about the thousands of Iraqi children slaughtered. They dont care about Casey Sheehan.

This war will bring what was America to it's knees eventually. America is sick, sick and rotten.

And they want the worlds sympathy? I got news for you Mike Daniels - "WE DONT CARE".

Time to clean house people!!

What's she gaining? Better to ask, what are WE ALL gaining by her confronting the LIAR running this country.

I can't believe this Mike Daniels character actually said that. What kind of human are you? You honestly feel this mother, who lost her own flesh and blood to war, is worried about the vanity she will recieve from expressing her pain and questions to the man most responsible for it. You sir, are being counter-productive to the world by being so closed minded and so quick to judge.

May Cindy Sheehan speak for all of us Americans who can't. May you be the voice for those of us with none.

I wouldnt be calling it the Bush monarchy. That implies that he is a king. He is not deserving of that title. I would call it a dictatorship. Bush has done exactly the same thing as Hitler did, invaded TWO countries without approval from the UN and turned them into the 51st and 52nd states of america. When Hitler did the same thing the world realized Hitlers agenda and had started to fight against him. But the governments of today are to stupid, greedy or apathetic to do anything. The people who decided to go to war against hitler realized that it would cost millions of lives but it had to be done. We will eventually reach that watershed but by then America will own at least two more countries (iran, north korea) if not more and the American war machine will be to big to stop. And if anyone was hoping this will change when Bush retires next term, this agenda isnt controlled by bush, it is controlled by the neo-conservatives. The likes of cheney, wolfowitz, bolton etc.

The world thought the russians were bad during the cold war. We havent seen anything yet. The scales were evenly balanced during the cold war and now that the USSR isnt in existance anymore the neo-cons are free to pursue the agenda they have had for decades. The fight between the US and USSR wasnt a fight between good and evil, it was a fight between two evils who had different methods to acheive there common goal, which is 99% of the money in the hands of the 1% of elite people which in both cases are people in govt or close to govt. It was never in there interest to see wealth evenly distributed as that would ensure everyone has equal representation (money=power) and a corrupt system would be easily brought down(less propaganda from elitists) by the majority.

We are in a situation at the moment where the majority dissaproves of the actions of a minority(who are operating against the law by the way) and we are powerless to stop it. the only way to change this system is to redistribute wealth. Which must be done from the inside(just try and take that persons Ferrari and see how far you get). The law at the moment is rigged in the rich persons favour. The majority of police are used to protect the minority who have all the money. If you dont believe me take a look at the court system.
A multimillionare can "embezzle" millions from a company and get a few months in jail, you rob a bank of the same amount of money and your going away for life. Its not much of a suprise that the rich are now doing whatever they like as there is no penalty for them. Just look at the invasion of iraq, which is illegal, yet nothing is done. The patriot act which flies in the face of the US constitution.

Of course the easy way to stop this worldwide would be to stop contributions to political parties and have the parties paid for the number of votes the actually get. This would compel them to try and please the majority for once because if the didnt they would lose votes(votes=money). There should also be a ban on slinging mud at the other parties, this would force them to come up with actual policies to help people and would have the added benefit of making people think more highly of the political system. instead of voting for party A because they are "the lesser of two evils" you would vote for them because they had the best policies.

Of course none of this will change with any of the political parties in power, so i ask everyone to write to the independent candidate in your area and tell them you will vote for them if they will outlaw party contributions and "mud slinging"

Thank you for your time and patience.

JD

What we believe to be America has been taken from us. Wake up people. How could this president ignore a greiving mother.

Even the ranch is a lie ,Rove instructed bush to by a ranch before he stood for presidential candidate .Just part of another extreme make-over needed to support the stolen election of 2000 and show the sheeple that a real man won the popular vote.They used to lynch cattle thieves ,whats the punishment for stealing a country ?

The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it.

President John F. Kennedy
Address to newspaper publishers
April 27, 1961

CIA, Skull and Bones, Bohemian Grove

http://www.lehetmasavilag.hu/filmek/6_undermining_democracy.avi

The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it.

President John F. Kennedy
Address to newspaper publishers
April 27, 1961

CIA, Skull and Bones, Bohemian Grove

http://www.lehetmasavilag.hu/filmek/6_undermining_democracy.avi

http://www.lehetmasavilag.hu/chomsky.html

What do his children and wife think. If it were my father,or husband I would be apalled.

Signs of the Times
http://www.signs-of-the-times.org

Psychopathy (this is Bush's psychic state)
http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/psychopath.htm

Let's hope Cindy Sheehan is aware of the issues surrounding psychopathy - she will gain a much more accurate view of Bush's mentality.

I love how the right tries to turn it around on her. In fact, this actually happens a lot with this administration. Here's a woman who has lost her son, and because she's speaking out for what she believes in, she's gets accused of disresepcting the memory of her son. Her son is GONE. FOREVER. The reasons he and others were sent to that meat grinder in Iraq turned out to be bullshit and everyone knows it. Including Bush himself.

I think Cindy has more courage than most who a) would never go over there or allow a loved one to go over there, yet still think they can voice a meaningful opinion on what this woman is going through, and b) actually going to Crawford and speaking out in general, showing that she's not just going to sit at home grieving at a picture next to a free folded up American flag that they gave her (what a tradeoff!) while Bush is at elite fundraisers showing slides of himself looking under his desk and in the closet joking about how they can't find the WMDs (remember THAT??).

She really is a light shining on cockroaches, and every day Bush ducks her, avoids her by taking a helicopter when he leaves that hollywood set he calls a ranch, the more people will wake up to see what a uncaring piece of crap he truly is. If he really supported the troops, they wouldn't be over there to begin with and he'd be making moves to bring them back home. Especially since there were no WMDs found and that other idiot Saddam is rotting in jail.

Of course now Rumsfeld and other liars of this administration are on TV and interviews saying things like "we never said it was about WMDs" and "it was about democracy". How does it feel that these people think the American public is so stupid that they can just change what they said as the reasons for getting into this, even though they are ON RECORD saying it? Go Cindy, Go.

Medal of honor – Killed 100 Japs


Read about this war hero l

Thoughts on Cindy Sheehan and National Security

Cindy flip flopped. When her son Casey was going, she was a support-the-troops American mom. When Casey was gone she became a peacenik traitor. As mother of a troop, Cindy was a Patriot, as mother of a dead troop, she is a threat to National Security. She has no integrity and therefore no credibility. Can we take her protest of the Iraq war seriously if she only protested after it affected her personally?

It is a very short step from the promises of recrui ters and a mother's pride at seeing her son all grown up resplendent in sparkling parade dress to the premises of the war's promoters and her snide at seeing him all shot up redolent in darkling combat dress. It is a short step made by thousands of Americ ans whose young have given all in obediance to leaders for whom integrity means never altering beliefs, attitudes or policies no matter how perverted, erroneous, or outmoded . They will never admit to being mistaken, they will never step down in indignati on, they will never commit seppuku in shame. For they are the Nation, right or wrong (though even suggesting they COULD be wrong = treason), and everyone else is just a worker/soldier/taxpayer.

Still it seems odd that a bereaved middle aged woman tentin g in a ditch miles from the stealthily fortified "ranch" W purchased before the 2000 election to prove his manhood could be considered by anyone a threat to National Security. Nevertheless there is a tortured logic behind the charge. Despite being the own er operators of the most expensive economy and the most dangerous military history has yet recorded, the cabal of corporate criminals in the Off White House are actually insecure persons. They are well aware they are surfing a breaking wave of global mora l outrage at their utter contempt for human rights, human suffering, human beings. The media attention Cindy is garnering, both the sympathy of anti war wierdos and the enmity of anti peace aggros threatens the stabilty of patrist power structures that te eter precariously on the mountain of complacent ignorance that is the usual pose of American citizens. Inasmuch as the Leader is the Nation, his sense of security in his plush seat at the oval office is tantamount to National Security. Cindy Sheehan, thou gh unorganized and unarmed, by her audacious pertinacity has elevated herself to the level of Threat to National Security.
Cindy Sheehan is the mouse that roared.
Yolanda Sarian
Mid Coast Coven of Connie, Linguist
Church of the SubGeniusj

Cindy Sheehan is the Rosa Parks of today? wtf, you mean communist jews put her up to protesting the war against Iraq on Israels behalf?

Just as communist jews founded and directed the "civil rights" movement, a bunch of jews surrounded themselves with the republican party banner and have us stuck knee deep in jew doo in the middle east fighting wars to secure Israel, and oil for Israel.

btw, Martin Luther King Jr. was a doped up prostitute beater financed by commies.

You clearly need a professional to evalutate your "problem"...the only Jewish we need fear are Zionists...they aren't real Jews.

Read more articles about Cindy, written by another military family:

http://prissypatriot.blogspot.com

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