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From this Republican "Cindy"; Welcome to the World of Politics, and I really have to say this; You made your bed with the democrats, you lobbied for the democrats, and you really should try to work within your own party.


Even though I am ENJOYING what the democrats did to you, the democrats still owe you alot. If it wasn't for you? the democrats would not have taken back the house or the senate.














It’s up to you know. By Cindy Sheehan May 28, 2007



Good Riddance Attention Whore" by Cindy Sheehan

It's up to you now.


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.


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



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



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.

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