Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Finally, Cindy's message is being delivered

For all the hijacking of Cindy Sheehan’s message during the previous election cycles, finally, and at long last, her message—the real message, not merely the anti-Bush/anti-republican message the dems and media wanted to present—is being delivered.

What she found, she wrote, was a movement “that often puts personal egos above peace and human life.”

But she said the most devastating conclusion she had reached “was that Casey did indeed die for nothing ... killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think.”

“Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives,” she wrote. “It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most.”

Well said, and almost very true.  When war is propagated to further party goals, then the reason to go to war has gotten off track.  When war is protested to further party goals, then the reason to stop the war has gotten off track.  In this case, my enemy’s enemy is not my ally. 

No, my enemy’s enemy is also my enemy.

Just as war at all costs is corrupt, so to is peace at all costs.

Good luck, Cindy.  While I share your cynicism for the direction of the nation at large, I still hold hope that each individual isn’t as vacuous as our national identity suggests. 

America may be off course, but there is still hope for Americans.

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