“This is Horsesh**” by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan for Congress

Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan for Congress

Aug. 6, 2008

It is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists will we be?  — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

You know, I don’t care if it’s not proper for a Congressional candidate to say: “horseshit.” I don’t care if it is not a good “tactic” to get kicked out of a Congressional non-impeachment hearing that was just a bunch of horseshit anyway. I don’t care if I get accused of being too “extreme” for bucking the (cyst)em by doing everything form camping in a ditch in Crawford, Tx to non-violent civil disobedience to, lately, running for Congress as (oh no!) an independent.

If people can’t see how this nation is teetering on the precipice of financial ruin and dragging the rest of this planet down with us as we destroy our ecology, too…and if people don’t realize how desperate our situation is, then I must say, that’s horseshit!

I am angry. No, I am incensed that hundreds of thousands of people are dead, dying, wounded, displaced from their homes or being imprisoned and tortured by the sadists that reside or work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the approval of their accomplices down the road in Congress. I am furious that I buried my oldest son when he was 24 years old for the unrepentant lies and the unpunished crimes of the Bush mob. Are you incensed? If not, maybe you should ask yourself: “Why?” Hypothetically: “Why am I not enraged that my country has killed or hurt so many people for absolutely no noble cause in my name and with my tacit approval?”

I am steamed that the working class has to, once again, pay for the excesses of the capitalist criminals that feeds its rapacious appetite with the flesh and blood of our children and won’t rest until it owns every penny in this world and has all the power.

You may say, “But Cindy, it is not polite to be angry or to use such strong language in public.” Horseshit! In my opinion, every citizen in this country should rise up in anger and DEMAND that George Bush and Dick Cheney not only be impeached and removed from office, but be tried and convicted for murder and crimes against the peace and humanity!

We should all walk off of our jobs and refuse to work and refuse to be cogs in the wheels of psychotic consumerism until our troops, military contractors and permanent bases are removed from Iraq and Afghanistan. We should, but most of us won’t. We won’t because it may mean that we would lose something of “value.” Material possessions are so transitory, as are our lives. We can leave a lasting impression by our courageous activism and moral sacrifice, or we can leave a pile of rusting metal or rotting wood. I choose the former for myself.

We should come out of our comas of too much TV news and not enough non-biased information to push for alternatives to fossil fuels that are clean and renewable and protest nuclear facilities and off-shore oil drilling like we used to in the olden days when people actually cared enough about not poisoning our world to get off of their couches or (today) out from behind their computer screens to do something constructive instead of complacently shelling out hundreds of dollars a week for gasoline and food.

I get so pissed off when one of my supporters has a tooth ache and can’t afford to go see a dentist to fix it or when my sister has had a cough for almost two years and doesn’t have the health insurance she needs to get fully well. And when I think that almost 50 million people in this country are non-insured or under-insured, I see red. Why, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, do some have the “privilege” of being fully insured and healthy, when health care is a basic human right, not a privilege for the elitists? My heart hurts every night when the men who sleep propped up against my campaign office, huddled under their blankets against the San Francisco chill, wish me a “good night” and I can’t choke the same words back to them, or do much of anything but give them coffee to keep warm and books to read to help pass the time. My campaign office is being visited on a daily basis by Iraq war vets who can’t access the help they need to get physically or mentally healthy—and I am “extreme” because I actually want things to really change and choose to act on this desire and not sit around passively pretending that this horseshit doesn’t exist?

Since Casey died, even though every day I am filled with pain and longing, I have tried to be the poster-mom for this pain telling my neighbors and fellow Americans how it feels to be profoundly hurt by the Military Industrial Complex and that it wouldn’t be too long before the cancer of BushCo would strike every American home and now that this prediction is awfully coming true, I see more and more apathy and less and less action.

Three years ago today, I first sat in a ditch in Crawford, Texas and three years later, we are in dire straits, my friends, and the prognosis is not good, unless we all make a conscious effort to sacrifice some of today’s comfort for the sake of our children and grandchildren’s futures.

Sixty-three years ago today, the monsters of the US war machine dropped a WMD on hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children and since then, this nation has just descended into a further spiral of war and profiting from war and preparing for war and more profiting from war; which is destroying every aspect of our society and we MUST reclaim our very souls from the Military Industrial Complex before it is too late.

Please don’t wait for November, or January or for the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius because every second we allow this demented pattern to continue, is one second too long!

Get moving!


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27 thoughts on ““This is Horsesh**” by Cindy Sheehan

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  4. Martin, don’t overgeneralize, some people actually don’t believe in death for anyone, no abortion, no death penalty, no killing others in war, no killing anyone anytime.

    Martin, do you believe that it’s OK for the govt to use the death penalty? Do you think it’s OK to kill civilians during war? What about soldiers, can they kill? What about “just” and “unjust” wars? Can any war be considered “just”?

    Look into the catholic workers and others who believe in the seamless garment. http://www.seamless-garment.org/index.shtml

    From the above link:

    “Life is life: born and unborn.” -Cindy Sheehan, May 4, 2006

    Speaking of abortion, why does the US trade with China who uses abortion as birth control? Do you buy products from China? Might want to consider boycotting China.

  5. “…at least 1 million murdered INNOCENT people in Iraq…heck…yeah…what on earth is there to be so angry, so righteously angry about?”

    Yet the same people in lock-step opposition to fighting terrorists think it’s just fine, in the name of “choice,” that FIFTY MILLION BABIES have been aborted (murdered) right here in America.


  6. Ah…I’m not going to let the peace bashers like “Martin” (above) get to me when they say despicable and hideously cruel things about Cindy Sheehan. After all, it’s not my cross to bear, but DAMN IT I wish I could…one of the nicest “rants” I’ve read in a while, and as someone who’s got just a wee-bit of an education in Psychology, Cindy Sheehan is definitely of sound mind. The rest of the human population? Not too sure about some of us sometimes, but I’m inspired to action.

    This country is apathetic and lost for a number of complex reasons at this time. We’ve had too much, we haven’t taken care of the planet, which as a so-called “super-power” for so many years was our duty and obligation, 9/11 injustice, right-wing demagogues against left-wing Democrats (none of whom bear any resemblance to the political party of my youth), at least 1 million murdered INNOCENT people in Iraq…heck…yeah…what on earth is there to be so angry, so righteously angry about?

    The people that cause harm and ridicule other people will be quiet when the tide turns, and it’s going to be turning very soon. I don’t know anything anymore about this notion of “waking up,” and I’m not sure that half of us have a clue if we’re even going to have food or shelter a year from now, but that’s probably an optimistic number; meaning, that if you really can’t see just how serious and deep the shit is we

    We’re going to make it through this mess, but it’s going to be a very difficult, constantly changing, and rapidly moving world for a very long time. The messes we’ve made will end up touching all of us, but I feel everything shifting, and I haven’t a clue how the election in November is going to go down in the US, but by the start of next year, I think some important projects will finally have some traction, and we’ll make it through this nightmare. We have to.

    Janet Detwiler (ooppoddoo)

  7. Poor Cindy Sheehan – USED by the Democrats and then tossed aside. Now she’s challenging Comrade Pelosi for being too conservative? Yeah right!

    What Cindy Sheehan and many others on this thread fail to realize is the FREEDOM enjoyed in America!

    Yeah, you say Geroge W. Bush is a fascist dictator who is personally making Billion$$$$ from the war… and you are FREE to say that – in America.

    Try it in Cuba, China, Iran, or any of the other places you liberals love… and see how far it gets you.

    Also note: the “fascist dictator” George W. Bush will also leave office at noon on Jan 20, 2009 – in a peaceful transition of power that is the MARVEL of the planet throughout human history!

    Try finding that in North Korea, Venezuela, Mexico, etc.

    PS: And what’s wrong with working at a bank – afraid some of that filthy money’s FILTH will rub off on you?

  8. Rutherford, thanks for your comments. Must be a regional thing about what swear words people use, I don’t know.

    We can choose to work for companies/businesses that aren’t part of the military industrial complex. Personally, I can’t understand why some people choose to work for insurance companies and large banks.

  9. On a more trivial note, in what country did some of you folks learn your profanity? “Horseshit” and “assclown”? Whatever happened to the good old standbys bullshit and asshole? 🙂

  10. I’m as disillusioned with the current situation as the next guy but I sincerely hope that when Cindy tells us all to quit our jobs in protest that she is simply using campaign rhetoric. What purpose does it serve for my wife and I to quit our jobs, not pay our mortgage and be forced out on the street with a four and a half year old daughter? She’s supposed to pay the price of a stable upbringing so Mommy and Daddy can be protesters?

    I agree strong action is needed, but when Cindy suggests we all quit our jobs, she comes off as belonging to the lunatic fringe. Just because she has no political experience does not mean she shouldn’t come up with concrete programs and policies. Quitting our jobs and impeaching the President is not enough.

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  12. Yeah right, we’re all just supposed to bend over and grab our ankles when Bu$hCo gets over 4200 of our honorable soldiers killed along with 1 million Iraqis. It’s ok for Blackwater to waste civilians in the streets, it’s ok for KBR to gang rape a female employee, it’s ok for these psychos to gut our civil liberties at home and steal Iraqi oil which which is force fed back to us for $120 a barrel, it’s ok for completely out-of-control fascist manics to treat capitalism as a pyramid scheme and destroy our economy… but raising hell about it is an indicator of a need for psychological help?


  13. Martin, why is it that a woman cannot speak out in anger against an illegal invasion and occupation of another country where her son was killed?

    Those in power who gave the green light for this invasion/occupation need the psychiatric help.

    Have you no compassion?

  14. Speaking for myself, not Cindy Sheehan: death, destruction, lying to the Amerikan people to invade and occupy sovereign nations is OBSCENE. Crude words are most necessary!

    What would the Iraqi people and the Afghans say?

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