What Does Peace Mean? By Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Oct. 9, 2009

I guess to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee it means presiding over the further destruction of the population of three countries that didn’t harm anyone.

I guess it means voting for every war-funding bill while one is a Senator.

I guess it means continuing the use of the obscene and immoral drones.

I guess it means continuing torture and building larger prisons to pre-emptively and indefinitely detain suspected “terrorists.”

I guess it means using the politics of fear to justify your wars. “Afghanistan is a war of necessity.” “There are still people in the world who want to hurt Americans.”

I guess it means increasing your military budget.

I guess it means paying back your donors on Wall Street and in the insurance companies to profoundly harm people in your own country.

I guess it means hiring hostile people like Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Stanley McChrystal and Petraeus.

I guess it means extending the damaging embargo on Cuba and threatening “crippling economic sanctions” for Iran.

I guess since the committee awarded the prize to Jimmy Carter who gave rise to the Taliban and al Qaeda in Iran giving billions to those who fought against the USSR (talk about Blowback), it tells the people of Afghanistan if you are killed, we will give your killer the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jesus Christ, why didn’t they just give it to George Bush?

The US Peace Movement was put on life support with the election of Democrats. I hope now that we have a president who is just a tool of the war machine AND a Nobel Peace Laureate that it hasn’t put the final nail in the coffin of the Peace Movement.

Peace to us means, not just an absence of war but, an absence of preparing for war.

Peace to us means that innocent people won’t suffer for profit.

I guess to the Establishment: War is Peace.

see

Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize + OK, He’s A Nice Guy, But … by Andy Worthington

Peace of the Action by Cindy Sheehan

President Obama, The Sermon on the Mount and the War in Afghanistan

International Peoples Declaration of Peace (video; final version)

14 thoughts on “What Does Peace Mean? By Cindy Sheehan

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  4. I hear the Nobel Prize was a toss up between former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Barack Obama?

    The recipient should have been either Cindy Sheehan or Cynthia McKinney. Two real American patriots. WTF!

    So it’s back down into the rabbit hole we go, as the wheel of mendacity keeps spinning. War will remain Peace. This complicit mainstream corporate “Ministry of Truth” will have it no other bloody way, regardless of the horrid death and destruction that is being wrought upon the innocent people of the Middle East. Not to mention our brave troops, who are being maimed and who continue to perish needlessly, all in the of hegemony and an F’n lie! It has ta S T O P ! ENOUGH! already.

    Keep up the good fight Cindy.

    Be well.

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  8. If Orwell (Eric Blair) were only alive., giving the peace prize to a wager of not war, but wars, changing the meaning of peace by a full 180 degrees..

    We need more people of conscience, and especially in Congress.

    I recently debated a woman in a comments section. She accused me of not supporting the men and women in the military. I said I did not support unthinking men and women anywhere, but I actively support members of the military calling attention to the illegality of the current maiming and killing of civilians by the US War Machine in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She said she does not support the wars, but sus the soldiers. I pointed out the contradiction there–the soldiers are the ones waging war by blinding falling orders. Another commenter said its the President and Congress that sed them, completely sidestepping who they as voters (or non-voters or poorly informed voters) elect to office.

    Thank you Cindy for being who you are, the voice oof what’s good and right about America, not what is purchased, corrupted and is hateful to the rest of the world.

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  10. Today I felt like I woke up on the other side of the looking glass; Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, and then the moon was bombed @ 7:30 am in search for water? It’s been a WTF kinda day all around!
    Peace sista Lo,
    Your friend in the “D”
    dk/t

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