Tuesday, July 04, 2006

"Thoughts" for Independence Day

From an Independence Day reflection written by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, as she flatly abandons principled dissent and replaces it with Chomskyite babbling:

The star-spangled banner, which I can now see whipping in the wind outside an airport terminal where I am writing this, does not fill me with pride: it fills me with shame, and that flag symbolizes sorrow and corruption to me right now. The flag represents so much lying, fixed elections, profiting by the war machine, high gas prices, spying on Americans, rapid erosion of our freedoms while BushCo literally gets away with murder, torture and extreme rendition, contaminating the world with depleted uranium, and illegal and immoral wars that are responsible for killing so many. A symbol that used to represent hope to so many around the world now fills so many with disgust.
Don't hold back, Cindy: Tell us what you really think.


CR UVa said...

Certainly does not surprise me. Her protest has more and more become about extending her fifteen minutes and less about her son. If her protests were worth anything, her son's name (which is Casey by the way) would be more recognizable than her own. Instead, she has proven that she is nothing more than a bitter, unhinged anti-American.

Paul Primavera said...

I wonder if Cindy Sheehan has actually ever read the Declaration of Independence which Rick reproduced previously.

She is simply a sick woman and should be treated as such.

James Young said...

Rick, I've read that rant a couple of times. Where are the "thoughts"?