Tag: Cindy Sheehan

Remember Comrades, some grieving mothers are more equal than others

Fritz asks, and answers the question, who is Pat Smith?

Cindy Sheehan vs. Pat Smith: How The Media Continues To Serve As Obama’s Bodyguard

Remember Cindy Sheehan? Sheehan lost her son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, in the Iraq War in 2004, became a staunch anti-war activist, and an overnight celebrity. Where Sheehan went, cameras, microphones, and fawning praise followed, breathlessly capturing her every thought on President Bush and the war. The makeshift camp she set up outside of Bush’s Crawford ranch attracted scores of (other) celebrities, journalists, and even Congressmen. Sheehan’s message was not only devoutly covered but even flattering monikers were bestowed (“the Rosa Parks of the peace movement!”) and accolades were endless. 

Sheehan was given any and every platform, with the media tripping over itself, for years, to report her words. 

The espoused rationale for the intense coverage was, purportedly, that this grieving mother deserved an ‘explanation’ for her son’s death. This despite the fact that, as tragic as her loss was, Sheehan’s quest was not one seeking answers, nor were there any unaddressed questions or mysteries about her son’s death – her mission was a general, common one: that of an anti-war protestor. 

That same media, however, who believed Sheehan was owed an explanation, is curiously dismissive of Pat Smith. Pat Smith lost her son, Information Officer Sean Smith, in the Benghazi attack last autumn. But apart from a few scattered interviews, the mainstream media has, for months, turned its back on Smith, seemingly echoing Hillary Clinton’s “What difference does it make?!” sentiment. Far from receiving praise and encouragement, Smith, in an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio program last week, emotionally noted the efforts to silence her. 

But both are grieving mothers who lost a son while he served his country abroad during a controversial event. So why the difference in treatment? Why was one mother inundated with media while the other is shunned? 

Quite simply, Cindy Sheehan — slamming the “illegal and immoral” war for “oil” and comparing Bush to Hitler — was Christmas morning, every morning, for the Left.

The media, once again, refuses to do their job!

 

Top Ten Lunatic Fringe Ron Paul Supporters


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1. David Duke (Former Louisiana State Representative – Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard)

2. Cindy Sheehan (Prominent Left-Wing, Anti-War Extremist)

3. Don Black (Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard – Current Member Of ‘The American Nazi Party’ – Owner Of The ‘Stormfront’ Online White Supremicist Forum)

4. Liz Hourican (Spokesperson For The Pro-Hamas, Anti-Israel, Left-Wing Extremist Organization ‘Code Pink’)

5. Willis Carto (White Supremacist – Holocaust Denier – Co-Founder Of ‘The National Alliance’ With ‘Turner Diaries’ Author William Pierce)

6. Alex Jones (Radio Talk Show Host – Prominent 9/11 Truther – Anti-Government Propagandist Filmmaker – Owner Of The ‘PrisonPlanet’ And ‘InfoWars’ Conspiracy Theorist Websites)

7. Jess Mazour (Organizer Of The Des Moines, Iowa Chapter Of The Anti-American, Left-Wing Extremist ‘Occupy’ Movement)

8. William Alexander White (Neo-Nazi – Founder Of The ‘American National Socialist Workers’ Party’)

9. Jesse Ventura (Former Minnesota Governor – Former Professional Wrestler – Steroid Abuser – 9/11 Truther – Anti-Religious Zealot Who Once Stated That “Organized Religion Is A Sham And A Crutch For Weak-Minded People.”)

10. James Edwards (Host Of The White Supremicist ‘Political Cesspool’ Radio Program Broadcast On ‘Stormfront Radio’ And Sponsored By ‘The Institute For Historical Review’ Holocaust Deniers Group)

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Two kinds of crazy? Or two fools digging in the Pit of Leftist Stupidity?

Stacy McCain, ponders the insanity levels of Cindy Sheehan, and Glen Greenwald and concludes that crazy is crazy, even when it is dressed up as “nuanced”.

“Whenever America uses violence in a way that makes its citizens cheer, beam with nationalistic pride, and rally around their leader, more violence is typically guaranteed. Futile decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may temporarily dampen the nationalistic enthusiasm for war, but two shots to the head of Osama bin Laden — and the We are Great and Good proclamations it engenders — can easily rejuvenate that war love. . . . Americans are marching in the street celebrating with a sense of national pride. When is the last time that happened? It seems telling that hunting someone down and killing them is one of the few things that still produce these feelings of nationalistic unity.”
Glenn Greenwald

“I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself — they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead — why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent — just put your flags away and THINK!”
Cindy Sheehan

Yep, Cindy is easily recognized as a fanatic, ranting like a demented soul who has left Planet Lucid on her private Rocket of Craziness, Greenwald, dresses his mental shortcomings up nicely. He sounds well-informed, even scholarly, but, as Stacy opines, he is still a sandwich or two short of a picnic.

Let’s begin by acknowledging that these are two different kinds of crazy. But people who find Cindy Sheehan’s crackpot paranoia risible might not see why Greenwald’s “nuanced” anti-Americanism is almost equally demented.

Now, while I might concede that Sheehan is a tad crazy, I also see her as incredibly stupid, as one must be to embrace the ideals of Leftism. Yes, I know, the definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Certainly, Leftists ought to be rational enough to read history and understand that Marxism, of which Leftism, and to a slightly smaller degree Liberalism, are but bastard children. But, I see two lost souls here, stuck in what I refer to as The Pit of Eternal Leftist Stupidity.

Stacy McCain exposes Greenwald’s words for what they are, a deep-seated loathing of America

No, what disturbs me particularly about Greenwald’s argument is that he doesn’t view every “sense of national pride” as dangerous, but only American national pride. Cubans or Canadians, Chechens or Chinese, Poles or Palestinians – all other peoples can cherish their national identity without stirring any Greenwaldian concern. But let Americans express satisfaction that their military has vanquished a sworn enemy, and this frets Greenwald to no end. His fear and loathing of American nationalism is so great as to produce its mirror-reverse.

Yep, you have to be a bit nutty to share Greenwald’s views, But you have to be truly stupid as well. I recall a few years ago, telling a co-worker that if every nation on earth shared the common values of America, and had a similar constitution, and a similar government, that the world would be far more peaceful, prosperous and happy. Their Liberal mind was stunned, they could not believe how “unenlightened” I was. They opined that it was America, somehow, that was responsible for famines, wars, terrorism, dictators, and human suffering across much of the globe.

Now, this person was a believer in the pursuit of “social justice” AKA Communism. And, as I tried to convince them of the inherent goodness in this country and its people, the more agitated they became. No matter how many examples I gave of American generosity, and charitable acts, she still blasted the USA as “imperialistic”. No matter how many examples of America honoring the human rights that she claimed to cherish, she still said we were guilty of gross human rights violations. She was, I soon opined, either crazy, or just plain stupid.

I think I will just stick with my diagnosis of Incurable Leftist Stupidity, for her, and for Greenwald, and for all the “elites” that share Greenwald’s inability to see the obvious. As for Sheehan, I think Stacy McCain is right, that is one crazy woman.

Speaking of Crazy!