“…el tema de la paz…es cuestión…del bien y el mal”

"Cuando
comencé a decir que el Partido Demócrata tiene las mismas normas que el
Republicano, el apoyo a mi causa comenzó a erosionar. Creo que nadie me prestó
atención cuando señalé que el tema de la paz y la gente muriendo sin razón
alguna no es cuestión de derecha o izquierda, sino del bien y el mal",
agregó. (Cindy Sheehan).

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2007/05/30/index.php?section=mundo&article=030n2mun

En EU importa más el American Idol que la guerra, dice

Renuncia Cindy
Sheehan a la lucha pacifista; vuelve a su hogar

DPA, THE INDEPENDENT

Washington, 29 de mayo. Cindy Sheehan, considerada el rostro del
activismo antibélico estadunidense por protestar contra la guerra en Irak
frente al rancho del presidente George W.
Bush en Texas,
anunció este martes que
abandonará el movimiento pacifista y regresó hoy a California.

Estados Unidos se
está convirtiendo en un "baldío fascista corporativo" facilitado por
un sistema en el que ambos partidos -Republicano y Demócrata- son igualmente
culpables,
dijo.
Además señaló que repetidamente fue atacada por los conservadores y liberales
quienes la acusaron de ser una "prostituta de atención".

Sheehan publicó su carta de renuncia en Internet y se retiró hoy de
Crawford, en Texas, para regresar a su casa en California. "Me iré a mi
casa, seré la madre de mis otros hijos y trataré de recuperar algo de lo que
hemos perdido", después de señalar que
su lucha vació su
cuenta de banco, erosionó su matrimonio y provocó tensiones en su relación con
sus otros hijos.
El
hijo de Sheehan, Casey, murió a los 24 años en una emboscada en Irak, en 2004.

Este retiro se da unos días después que los demócratas
desistieron de impulsar su plan para condicionar la aprobación del presupuesto
de 100 mil millones de dólares destinado a Irak, a cambio de un cronograma para
el retiro de las tropas estadunidenses de ese país.

El hecho causó un profundo malestar en el movimiento pacifista, que lo
considera una capitulación ante el gobierno de Bush.

"Fui mimada
por la así llamada izquierda mientras limité mis reclamos a George W. Bush y al
Partido Republicano", indicó Sheehan.

"Cuando comencé a decir que el Partido
Demócrata tiene las mismas normas que el Republicano
, el apoyo a mi causa comenzó a erosionar.
Creo que nadie me prestó atención cuando señalé que
el tema de la paz y
la gente muriendo sin razón alguna no es cuestión de derecha o izquierda, sino
del bien y el mal"
, agregó.

Y se cuestionó: "¿Por qué me estoy
sacrificando
y por
qué los demócratas se pusieron de rodillas ante George W. Bush?"

Sheehan también
criticó al movimiento pacifista por sus pequeñas luchas internas, y señaló que
el país como tal aún no está listo para dar los pasos necesarios para la paz.

Sheehan comenzó a protestar contra la guerra en junio de 2004, tras un
encuentro con Bush tres meses después de la muerte de su hijo. La madre
desconsolada y crítica recogió la atención mundial y comenzó a crecer el
descontento con la guerra en Irak.

La también llamada
Mamá de la Paz, dijo que lo más doloroso de toda su experiencia es que
"Casey murió por nada… murió por un país al que le importa más quién
será el próximo American Idol que saber cuántas personas morirán en los
próximos meses", escribió.

* – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – * – *

Una baja más para
la causa. La verdadera, no esa caricatura que ronda entre las penumbras. Que en
realidad se alimenta de teorías trasnochadas, de la escoria del pensamiento
humano. Una Voluntaria cuelga su palabra, se lleva la RESISTENCIA a casa, nos
priva de su alegría, su paciencia, su amor desinteresado. Hold on! Sí hay
interés: “…el temá de la paz…es cuestión…del bien y el mal”.

Si algo podemos
sugerirle a Sheehan y a todos nosotros también es que debemos “interiorizar”
que partidos y a veces “candidatos” son parte del sistema de poder, dice
Mojarro; y Almeyra los llama “transitorios” para nuestros verdaderos objetivos
a largo plazo, por esas utopías debemos luchar diariamente y sin descanso.

Eso de las pequeñas
luchas internas no es en realidad un obstáculo si lo usamos como acicate, como
retroalimentación, como crecimiento. Sólo los “impolutos” o los “ingenuos”
(como un servidor) pueden pretender que este DEVENIR es perfecto.

Eso del American
Idol más importante que los muertos en Iraq, es precisamente el meollo de este
asunto. Iba a decir así los están preparando, pero creo que la frase correcta
sería así los condicionan. A lo mejor a estos los podríamos disculpar Cindy;
pero hay otra especie que es más peligrosa: aquellos que saben que están traicionando
y lo hacen concientemente, y a la sombra. Ya que son tan cobardes que son
incapaces de exponer su palabra y actuar en concordancia. Por lo menos
sabríamos, de su propia boca y de frente, que “Nos van a acabar”. ¡Cuidadito
con esos!

M@roculto;

Norwich, G(ran) B(aja);

31/5/07

P.D.ANTI-ERUDITA. "You are out of your mind…your
great learning is driving you INSANE". Acts 26:24 (NIV).

P.D.PACIFICA. "I don’t need to FIGHT/To prove I’m
RIGHT". – Baba O’riley (The Who).

Pilona de despedida.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/5/28/12530/1525

"Good Riddance Attention
Whore"

by CindySheehan

Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:57:01
AM PDT

I have endured a lot of smear and
hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called
"Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I
renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been
further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic
Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told
"good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.

* CindySheehan’s diary :: ::

*

I have come to some heartbreaking
conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment
reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The
conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very
heartbreaking to me.

The first conclusion is that I
was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to
George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by
the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my
message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of
our "two-party" system?

However, when I started to hold
the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party,
support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling
me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me
when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a
matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."

I am deemed a radical because I
believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of
thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by
Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the
issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and
political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their
own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People
of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political
leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this
corrupt "two" party system our Representative
Republic will die and be replaced
with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a
fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party
affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart.
If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do
they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

I have also reached the
conclusion that if I am doing what I am doing because I am an "attention
whore" then I really need to be committed. I have invested everything I
have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country that wants neither.
If an individual wants both, then normally he/she is not willing to do more
than walk in a protest march or sit behind his/her computer criticizing others.
I have spent every available cent I got from the money a "grateful"
country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have received in
speaking or book fees since then. I have sacrificed a 29 year marriage and have
traveled for extended periods of time away from Casey’s brother and sisters and
my health has suffered and my hospital bills from last summer (when I almost
died) are in collection because I have used all my energy trying to stop this
country from slaughtering innocent human beings. I have been called every
despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life threatened
many times.

The most devastating conclusion
that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for
nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his
family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by
a war machine that even controls what we think. I have tried every since he
died to make his sacrifice meaningful. 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.

I have also tried to work within
a peace movement that often puts personal egos above peace and human life. This
group won’t work with that group; he won’t attend an event if she is going to
be there; and why does Cindy Sheehan get all the attention anyway? It is hard
to work for peace when the very movement that is named after it has so many
divisions.

Our brave young men and women in Iraq
have been abandoned there indefinitely by their cowardly leaders who move them
around like pawns on a chessboard of destruction and the people of Iraq
have been doomed to death and fates worse than death by people worried more
about elections than people. However, in five, ten, or fifteen years, our
troops will come limping home in another abject defeat and ten or twenty years
from then, our children’s children will be seeing their loved ones die for no
reason, because their grandparents also bought into this corrupt system. George
Bush will never be impeached because if the Democrats dig too deeply, they may
unearth a few skeletons in their own graves and the system will perpetuate
itself in perpetuity.

I am going to take whatever I
have left and go home. 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.

Camp
Casey has served its purpose. It’s
for sale. Anyone want to buy five beautiful acres in Crawford
, Texas ? I will consider any reasonable
offer. I hear George Bush will be moving out soon, too…which makes the
property even more valuable.

This is my resignation letter as
the "face" of the American anti-war movement. This is not my
"Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people
in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am
finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists
being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before
it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my
resources.

Good-bye America
…you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how
much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.

It’s up to you now.

RESISTENCIA a la antigüita.

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