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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Wind Beneath Saint Cindy's Wings

Cindy Sheehan, the liberal anti-war movement’s current chirping loon was arrested yesterday in Washington DC. Pictures posted in various stories circulating around the Internet show her with a huge smile on her face. Cindy’s proud of her civil disobedience and even more honored to be jailed for it.

Christopher Hitchens does a thorough job of exposing just who funded the anti-war protest at Washington DC that Cindy and the race-pimp reverends, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton attended this past Saturday. As it turns out, the organizations that sponsored the anti-war protest are for anything but peace.

Here are some excerpts from Hitchens’ excellent piece: [I would recommend reading the entire article found here.]

Saturday's demonstration in Washington, in favor of immediate withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq, was the product of an opportunistic alliance between two other very disparate "coalitions." Here is how the New York Times (after a front-page and an inside headline, one of them reading "Speaking Up Against War" and one of them reading "Antiwar Rallies Staged in Washington and Other Cities") described the two constituenciess of the event:

The protests were largely sponsored by two groups, the Answer Coalition, which embodies a wide range of progressive political objectives, and United for Peace and Justice, which has a more narrow, antiwar focus.

The name of the reporter on this story was Michael Janofsky. I suppose that it is possible that he has never before come across "International ANSWER," the group run by the "Worker's World" party and fronted by Ramsey Clark, which openly supports Kim Jong-il, Fidel Castro, Slobodan Milosevic, and the "resistance" in Afghanistan and Iraq, with Clark himself finding extra time to volunteer as attorney for the génocidaires in Rwanda. Quite a "wide range of progressive political objectives" indeed, if that's the sort of thing you like. However, a dip into any database could have furnished Janofsky with well-researched and well-written articles by David Corn and Marc Cooper—to mention only two radical left journalists—who have exposed "International ANSWER" as a front for (depending on the day of the week) fascism, Stalinism, and jihadism.

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.

To be against war and militarism, in the tradition of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, is one thing. But to have a record of consistent support for war and militarism, from the Red Army in Eastern Europe to the Serbian ethnic cleansers and the Taliban, is quite another. It is really a disgrace that the liberal press refers to such enemies of liberalism as "antiwar" when in reality they are straight-out pro-war, but on the other side. Was there a single placard saying, "No to Jihad"? Of course not. Or a single placard saying, "Yes to Kurdish self-determination" or "We support Afghan women's struggle"? Don't make me laugh. And this in a week when Afghans went back to the polls, and when Iraqis were preparing to do so, under a hail of fire from those who blow up mosques and U.N. buildings, behead aid workers and journalists, proclaim fatwahs against the wrong kind of Muslim, and utter hysterical diatribes against Jews and Hindus.

Some of the leading figures in this "movement," such as George Galloway and Michael Moore are obnoxious enough to come right out and say that they support the Baathist-jihadist alliance. Others prefer to declare their sympathy in more surreptitious fashion. The easy way to tell what's going on is this: Just listen until they start to criticize such gangsters even a little, and then wait a few seconds before the speaker says that, bad as these people are, they were invented or created by the United States. That bad, huh? (You might think that such an accusation—these thugs were cloned by the American empire for God's sake—would lead to instant condemnation. But if you thought that, gentle reader, you would be wrong.)

How nice to have a "peace" movement that is either openly on the side of the vermin, or neutral as between them and the cleanup crew, and how delightful to have a press that refers to this partisanship, or this neutrality, as "progressive."

I think the title to Hitchens' article: “Anti-War, My Foot: The phony peaceniks who protested in Washington” pretty much sums it all up.

As it turns out, surprise! Surprise! the left is not really about peace after all. They are pulling for the enemy. This isn’t just a group of of citizens exercising their freedom of patriotic dissent as the "how dare you question my patriotism" liberal spin doctors would have us all believe. This is 100 percent, unadulterated, anti-American treason!


Blogger James said...

"Saint" Cindy the "peace" mom is all about publicity, photo ops, and scoring political points. This has nothing to do with her son. It has everything to do with fringe-left, anti-American crap.

She's sponsored by A.N.S.W.E.R. and hooked up with the "reverends" Jackson & Sharpton. WHat else do we need to know?

4:52 PM  
Blogger ZombieSilas said...

I've said it before, and I will say it again here...She was arrested because that is what we do with stalkers in this country.

11:11 AM  

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