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The big picture in the guise of Cindy


by coigue at DailyKos
Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 20:41:53 PDT

Of course Cindy is not a saint, that is kind of a ridiculous to say. But we can be immensely grateful to her all the same. Why? Take a look at our culture. This is the culture that CAN NOT ---I MEAN IS SIMPLY NOT ABLE-- to look at the big picture. The biggest news stories that gain the most attention in the past few years (and beyond) have always been about one person. The runaway bride, the missing Aruba girl, Michael Jackson, Terry Shiavo. Do we really care about all of these people more than the thousands of kidnapped, abused kids, the deaths in the Sudan, the fate of all the terminally ill people? No, but when there is a single face to place with the larger issue people are more able to see themselves or their families in the same situation. They are more able to wrap their brains around an issue.

That is why Cindy is so important. We can protest until we are blue in the face, but the dead soldiers and dead Iraqis still remain faceless and President Bush's distance from us seems like an abstraction.

This time, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, the media focus is about a grieving mother who personifies the loss that comes with war more than anything. There are much bigger issues here. Cindy helps people to feel empathy--something, I think, that has been missing from the debate. She seems to be a bridge between the sides, even while she doesn't pull any punches. And she is undeniably pro-troops and anti-war.

She hasn't done this herself, however. President Bush has acted with extreme callousness and has provided the story with a rather excellent bad guy (he is being himself, after all he IS on vacation. Hollywood itself could not have done better. (God, how did we get a President that is so completely devoid of interpersonal skills. I am still scratching my head over that one.)

So Cindy IS brave, Cindy is great! But she also has an excellent sense that the time has come to mobilize what has become an ever-growing and discontented opposition. She is proving to be a catalyst for many of us.

I can't wait to see what comes next.
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Cindy certainly did hit the right nerve at the right time. Finally there are voices of sense and truth getting through to the mainstream media, hopefully just the start, to match the monsterous corporate and government propaganda that has prevailed for so long. I long to see all the neocons and the people that have dominated the media for so long, with senseless garbage, put in their place-with many of them sitting in the corner of a prison cell wearing dunce caps. Fascism, prejudice and stark militarism will not work in this wonderful country. Our constitution was designed to STOP this kind of crap, and we WILL NOT allow that document to be shredded by a bunch of opportunists, no matter how good they might be at what they do!!!

I stopped watching TV a long time ago. OJ, Michael, the Runaway Bride...none of that stuff was IMPORTANT.

(God, how did we get a President that is so completely devoid of interpersonal skills. I am still scratching my head over that one.)

They cheated. There's proof.

We certainly wont allow the constitution to be further shredded if we can help it. If the Bush administration allows (or orchestrates) another major terrorist strike though, and then declares martial law, I'm not sure what it will take to stop them.

I read that a pickup drove through the crosses the other day. Excellent example of how the fascists operate when they don't like something. Free speech is for ElRushBo and his ilk - not for anyone who disagrees with them.

Fascism has the these characteristics:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections

Sounds a lot like the Bu$h administration, doesn't it? Not sure? Watch:

http://www.ericblumrich.com/14.html

Read: http://www.oldamericancentury.org/14pts.htm

Learn more about the 14 characteristics of fascism at:
http://www.whoseflorida.com/misc_pages/14_characteristifascism.htm

Read more about fascism in America in "The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: 'It Can Happen Here'" at:

Source: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0719-15.htm

Here's how fascism overtakes republics: http://www.couplescompany.com/Features/Politics/Structure3.htm

Fascism in a Flash: http://www.knife-party.net/flash/barry.html

I read that a pickup drove through the crosses the other day. Excellent example of how the fascists operate when they don't like something. Free speech is for ElRushBo and his ilk - not for anyone who disagrees with them.

Fascism has the these characteristics:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections

Sounds a lot like the Bu$h administration, doesn't it? Not sure? Watch:

http://www.ericblumrich.com/14.html

Read: http://www.oldamericancentury.org/14pts.htm

Learn more about the 14 characteristics of fascism at:
http://www.whoseflorida.com/misc_pages/14_characteristifascism.htm

Read more about fascism in America in "The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: 'It Can Happen Here'" at:

Source: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0719-15.htm

Here's how fascism overtakes republics: http://www.couplescompany.com/Features/Politics/Structure3.htm

Fascism in a Flash: http://www.knife-party.net/flash/barry.html

GREAT SITE.

By design, this society does not look at the big picture. When half the population is taking Prozac or Zoloft(Soma?) is it any wonder.

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