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A New World is Possible

By Cindy Sheehan

And necessary! This is the theme for the World Social Forum that I (and tens of thousands of people from all over the world) am attending in Caracas this week. I know the idea of a world where everyone lives in peace and with justice is very "subversive" but the theme is very close to my heart and soul.

We need a new world. This one is broken.

Before my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004, I never traveled much to speak of. I had gone to Israel and Mexico and that was about it. I had a barely used passport.

Since I began to speak out against the dishonesty and deception that led to this illegal and morally reprehensible occupation of Iraq, I have journeyed all over the United States and now am starting to fill my passport with stamps.

Our world is so beautiful and the people who inhabit it are, for the most part loving, and all they want is a good life for themselves and their children. They just want to feel safe and secure in their communities. They want to be warm and fed. They want clean drinking water and they want to dance and laugh when appropriate. They want to live long lives with their families and they want their children to bury them at the end of their time here. In short, the people of the world want what we Americans want.

It is our governments who want to demonize and marginalize other cultures, religions, races and ethnic groups. George Bush and his coldhearted cronies and his easily misled and willingly blind followers want to "fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here!" Who are these "thems" that we are fighting over there? Are they the babies lying in their cribs when a bomb (chemical or conventional) is dropped on their house? Is it the mother who has gone shopping for her family's daily food who is killed by a car bomber who never even thought to commit such a heinous act until his country was occupied by a foreign invader? Is it the grandmas and grandpas who are too old, or too stubborn, to leave their lifelong homes when the coalition troops are illegally carpet bombing civilian centers?

We as citizens of the United States of America must stop allowing our leaders to give the orders to kill innocent people. I almost said: we must stop allowing our leaders to "kill" innocent people. But we all know the cowards don't fight their own fantasy battles or send their own children to fight in the causes that they idiotically and diabolically iterate are "noble." No, they order our children to go over and do their dishonest and destructive dirty work! Our soldiers are taught that "Hajis," the brown skinned people of Iraq who clean their toilets, showers, and wash their clothes are less than people…which enables them to be killed more easily. The dehumanization of the Iraqi people is also dehumanizing our soldiers. Our children.

I got a hate email from a "patriotic American" once who told me that when we see the mothers and fathers of Iraq screaming because their babies have been killed, that they "are just acting for the cameras. They are animals who don't care about their children because they know they can produce another." This is the mentality of General Sherman when he said "the only good Indian is a dead Indian." This wicked rhetoric is the rhetoric that dehumanizes us all.

A new world is necessary and it can only be possible if we believe and live the belief that every human being is inherently the same as we are. They feel pain when they are hurt. They have hunger pains when they haven't eaten. Their mouths go dry when they are thirsty. They mourn when they experience a loss. They shiver when they are cold. They laugh when they are happy. How can we condone, or even allow, are leaders to kill our brothers and sisters like this?

A new world is necessary and it can only be possible if we rein in the depraved corporations that thrive off of the flesh and blood of our neighbors all over the world and here in America. War profiteers like Halliburton, Bechtel and General Electric who are racking up obscene profits and increasing the bottom line of their shareholders while they are running roughshod over this planet. Malevolent companies such as Dow who dump chemicals and other pollutants into the water and atmosphere that kill people, our environment and our future! Companies like Wal Mart that exploit workers in the U.S. and abroad to enrich a family that already has more than enough money to fund healthcare and a living wage for all of its employees and have a little extra left over to pay their country club fees.

A new world is necessary and it can only be possible if we decrease our dependency on oil and use some of the money that we are pouring into the desert sands and sewers of Iraq to expand research on renewable energy sources and expound and promote the renewable sources we already have such as bio-diesel. I have talked to many citizens of Venezuela who are understandably nervous about a U.S. invasion and they know that it is not about the idea that President Chavez is a "dictator" which he is not, he is a democratically elected leader who is very popular in his country. The people of Venezuela are very savvy and they know that if the U.S. invades their country that it won't be because we are spreading "freedom and democracy" to them. They know they already have it.

A new world is necessary but not possible until we Americans get over the arrogant idea that we can solve the Iraq issue and the human rights violations problems alone. We have to reach out to fellow members of the human race all over the world to forge the bonds that are crucial to protecting innocent members of humankind who are impoverished or killed by our government and corporatism that has gone wild and is largely unchecked.

Peace and justice are intimately connected and the world can't have one without the other. True and lasting peace can only occur when we the people force out leadership that is dependent on the war machine for their jobs and for their lives and demand justice for the crimes against humanity that are perpetrated on the world on a daily basis by such "leaders."

A new world is possible and it is attainable. For this new world to become a reality it is necessary for us to take into our beings what Martin Luther King, Jr. said of his own eulogy, but more importantly, the way he lived his life:

"I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I'd like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day, that I did try, in my life, to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness."

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after reading cindy sheehan's new world i feel she is really miss guided. first of all i am so tired of hearing that the president is willing to send other children to war but not his own. as ms. sheehan should know the military is voluntary and so the president and any congressmen cannot send their child to the military, it has to be the childs choice. also when men and women join the militay they have to know there is a chance they could go to war that is what the militay is for. if they do not know that then they should not be joining. second i cannot believe that anybody wants to go to or likes to go to war but sometimes it is the only and necessary way. like with iraq mr. bush could not sit by and wait for the inspectors. he did what he thought was necessary for the safety of the american people and got rid of saddam an evil dictator who gased his own people. who raped and tortured his own people. is that the kind of new world and peace loving people you are talking about. mr. bush is only trying to protect us from people who in a heart beat would kill us and that includes you ms. sheehan. you see those people we are fighting over there hate everything we stand for. they hate our freedoms, our religions, our culture, everything. so no matter how hard you try for a peace loving new world it will never happen not because of george w. bush but because they over there will not let it happen until we americans are destoryed. so all we are doing is defending ourselves. so is that so wrong? lasty this whole thing that we are going to invade venezuela for it's oil is so absorb it's laughable. where do people come up with these things. i mean come on where in our history have we gone to war just for a natural resource. one other thing if the u.s. is this god awful country with this evil president and ms. sheehan is now traveling all over the world why doesn't she just stay gone. don't come back, i'm sure hugo chavez would love to have your vote in his next election.

I don't want a new world. The only thing I want changed is that you and your so-called followers is to be off this world. You keep on demoralizing the men and women who have served and still are serving this great country. I hope you respond to this message on this web site. I think you have disgraced your son being being against something that he volunteered to do. He raised his right hand to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. To me, this is significant because not only did he beleive in what he was doing, but also extended his enlistement to keep doing it. TELL ME, CINDY, DID YOU BURN THE FLAG THAT HE WAS BURIED WITH? OR DID YOU SELL IT ON E-BAY? You have become nothing but a publicity hound and a very greedy person. To make money off the death of your son is disgraceful. To goto other countries that your son and millions of other sons and daughters have kept you safe from is disgraceful. To disgrace the memory of your son by dishonoring all those that have fallen before him is disgraceful. As a veteran, your actions and being is disgraceful. Having you not on this world, PRICELESS. Sheehan, get a life and do some good for your fellow Amaericans, if that is what you are.

While I strongly disagree with what you are doing Mrs. Sheehan, I'm going to be civil and not disagree with you here. However, I would appreciate it if you would answer a few questions for me. I would prefer you answer in this public forum, but my email is included, so you may answer via email.

1. Who paid for your trip to Venezuela?
2. How much money do you receive for speaking engagements?
3. Do you write your own speeches and press releases or does Ms. Benjamin?
4. You have called President Bush a terrorist and murderer. Does the same description apply to Fidel Castro who has imprisoned, totured and killed thousands, or more, for not supporting his government?
5. Do you consider all members of the miliatry, past and present, to be murderers?

As I stated above, Mrs. Sheehan, I'm not trying to argue or slam you. I'm just trying to understand your position on issues and causes that you have championed.

Thank you.....


Cindy Sheehan will never give you answers to your questions, at
least not until she can check with her puppeteers. Ms. Sheehan
has become a buffoon, so blinded by her hate for Bush that she'll
regurgitate whatever vitriol her handlers supply to her. And, of
course, she'll go wherever they send her to spew it.
Her son's death was certainly a tragedy, but the sympathy we felt
for her because of that has long since been minimized by her actions
over the past months. She's become a tool for the lunatic left, and
has only made herself look ridiculous in the process.

Thank God for you Cindy. You stand as a shining example of what is wrong with the democratic party and the left. You are indeed a shameful traitor and a disgrace to your son.

Cindy, You skank. how much longer are we going to have to look at and listen to your fruitbat looking self? You're a disgrace to our country, your're a disgrace to your family.. You're a disgrace to the memory of your son. Well, then again you are a democrat and associate yourself with those Commie bastard has been's located in South America and Cuba. If it were possible could you please wear a damn paper bag over your head the next time you're on television or some other public event? You scare the hell out of my kids. Hell, my 5 year old son timmy says you remind him of the rock monster from an old episode of Star Trek. I'll tell you what, go to Iraq and assume your rightful and well deserved place beside your brothers in arms "those towel head terrorists" By the way, Muhammad was a hippotaomic gaymosexual who used to sodomize small boys.

Much regards,

Stephne E. Morgan

P.S. I hope you get power raped by a bunch of South American Midgets.

My Friends, here is a perfect example of your average centerless being, throwing her arms around the world and embracing causes without an ounce of substance or even a clue of what the word means. It seems fitting in this picture that she would be leaning on Jesse Jackson, the king of emptiness. They both seem to be getting the attention they each crave so much, both using the media to prop themselves up at such a cost to our soldiers and country.


The person clinging to Jesse Jackson is Cindy Sheehan who is protesting the war at Bush's ranch. The core of her stance is the fact that she lost her son in the war. He so happens to be the same son she gave up in her divorce when he was 7 years old.
And by the way if you wonder why she has so much free time ... she is going through another divorce right now and guess what? She is giving up custody of another son...

I'm reminded of the Bush/ Kerry debate when Bush, clearly with amazed exasperation at what he was hearing, addressed Kerry's globally led stance. He said "decisions should come from the core of a man, not from the wishes and desires of the world." Though I may not agree with everything about the current presidency, I do believe those words he spoke will save this nation. To embrace the mindset he was speaking against is to embrace the power that will destroy our country.

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