Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protest –

My three pet hates: war, ignorance, and small-talk! The UK and USA fast becoming a "fascist corporate wasteland". Most people in most wars die for nothing! 
Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protest –
Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protest. POSTED: 0255 GMT (1055 HKT), May 28, 2007
Sheehan: My son "did indeed die for nothing" She is upset that Democrats and anti-war politicians can’t end Iraq war. She is exhausted by the personal, financial and emotional toll.
       "I am going to take whatever I have left and go home," she wrote 
       (CNN) — Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became an anti-war
      leader after her son was killed in Iraq, declared Monday she was walking
      away from the peace movement.

      She said her son died "for nothing."
      Sheehan achieved national attention when she camped outside President
      Bush’s home in Crawford, Texas, throughout August 2005 to demand a meeting
      with the president over her son’s death.
      While Bush ignored her, the vigil made her one of the most prominent
      figures among opponents of the war.
      But in a Web diary posted to the liberal online community Daily Kos on
      Monday, Sheehan said she was exhausted by the personal, financial and
      emotional toll of the past two years.
      She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic
      politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace
      movement she said "often puts personal egos above peace and human life."
      Casey Sheehan, a 24-year-old Army specialist, was killed in an April 2004
      battle in Baghdad. His death prompted his mother to found Gold Star
      Families for Peace.
      But in Monday’s 1,200-word letter, titled, "Good Riddance Attention
      Whore," Sheehan announced that her son "did indeed die for nothing."
      "I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful," she
      wrote. "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.
      "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."
      Cindy Sheehan’s sister, DeDe Miller, told CNN that the group would
      continue working for humanitarian causes, but drop its involvement in the
      anti-war movement. As for her sister’s letter, Miller said, "She cried for
      quite a bit after writing it."
      Sheehan warned that the United States was becoming "a fascist corporate
      wasteland," and that onetime allies among Bush’s Democratic opposition
      turned on her when she began trying to hold them accountable for bringing
      the 4-year-old war to a close.
      In the meantime, she said her antiwar activism had cost her her marriage,
      that she had put the survivor’s benefits paid for her son’s death and all
      her speaking and book fees into the cause and that she now owed extensive
      medical bills.
      "I am going to take whatever I have left and go home," she wrote. "I am
      going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to
      regain some of what I have lost.
      "I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that
      I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try
      to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this
      single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am
      afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble."

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My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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