"Who Has Used Her Son's Death..."
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As has been noted countless times, this woman has morphed into something despicable from what could have been a genuine display of emotion after the loss of her son. It is beyond any plausible reconciliation to construe her antics and shenanigans as anything but self-gratification. Her son's name, Casey Sheehan, who died in Iraq for the preservation of freedom throughout the world, will forever be linked, and thus mired by these selfish acts of his own flesh & blood.
Much has been made of this weekend's protest as these groups spear-headed by Cindy have descended upon Washington D.C.; yet we do not see the lemmings who follow her. They are mere apparitions mentioned, but inside the mainstream nothing is seen to be observed of these masses. Where are they? I postulate, along with others, that these masses do not exist to the extent portrayed. Though, all in all, she does have some within her ranks, propping up her transparent message and using her situation to promulgate their own selfish desires. This should be the true story for analysis; how this unfortunate situation has seduced the naive Cindy, creating her unfortunate disposition. As snippets from Michelle Malkin and The Moderate Voice illustrate, these voices are not as pure as what could be the message construed by Cindy had she not slipped head first down this slippery slope of fanaticism. As The Moderate Voice highlights,
The group self-lovingly calling itself "United for Peace and Justice" is by no means "narrow" in its "antiwar focus" but rather represents a very extended alliance between the Old and the New Left, some of it honorable and some of it redolent of the World Youth Congresses that used to bring credulous priests and fellow-traveling hacks together to discuss "peace" in East Berlin or Bucharest. Just to give you an example, from one who knows the sectarian makeup of the Left very well, I can tell you that the Worker's World Party Ramsey Clark's core outfit is the product of a split within the Trotskyist movement. These were the ones who felt that the Trotskyist majority, in 1956, was wrong to denounce the Russian invasion of Hungary. The WWP is the direct, lineal product of that depraved rump. If the "United for Peace and Justice" lot want to sink their differences with such riffraff and mount a joint demonstration, then they invite some principled political criticism on their own account. And those who just tag along as well, they just tag along.
Now, with all intellectual honesty, as stories such as this illustrates, should we take the motivations by these groups in good faith as being pure and noble? Can we not speculate on Cindy's motivations when she aligns herself with such Anti-Americanistic efforts? It is a relationship of mutual expediency for both parties are selfishly using one another, for as The Creative Conservative notes,
"[U]nfortunatelyely, Cindy IS the mother of unthinking lemmings who don't care about anyone but themselves, wanting desperately to spread their anti-American socialist garbage any way they can. This protest only helps our enemies to kill more Americans and Iraqis by encouraging terror."
In countless sites your humble pundit frequents, this sentiment is clearly ascertained by many, and her message is not resonating in the least with those constituting the backbone of America. In such, the Democrats should be given credit for not directly pandering to such despicable antics by the fringe of our society. No prominent Democrat has been so bold as to embrace this effort or lend their political capital to afford any credence to Cindy's efforts.
Yet, as Mark Noonan notes,
So, there she was, Cindy Sheehan being arrested (as per her plan) at the White House yesterday...if you missed the photo, it is a real winner. It shows a smiling, happy Cindy Sheehan being carted away by the cops...smiling and happy. Doesn't exactly come across as grievinging mother"
But, this does not explain why she is given so much time in the media. Should much credence be given to the Democrats and those on the left side of the aisle? With such disingenuousous displays, should she not just slip into irrelevancy? Zaphriel's Blog speculates that
[i]t is a funny bit of mimicry that her handlers have produced here, trying with all their might to make it look as if there truly is a movement that in any way resembles the huge war protests from the Vietnam era. Scripted, bought, and sold on the evening news. Man does she know how to put on a show, even if everyone sees through the transparent venire.
Where is her thrust of popularity coming from? Who is lending her a proverbial ear? I would have thought her fifteen minutes had long since expired, but I have been consistently wrong. Someone or something is lending her credence for her to continue tirelessly with such utterly hopeless displays. Though, as we continue to be lambasted with her shenanigans day after day, let us all remember, in the end, the most tell-tale aspect to gleam from this is what MyWay stumbled upon:
"Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son's death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement...."