One of the most astonishing and demoralizing comments I ever heard was in response to Cindy Sheehan’s August, 2005, anti-war demonstrations outside George W. Bush’s Prarie Chapel Ranch (near Crawford, Texas). A commentator declared that, by protesting in so public and defiant a fashion, Sheehan had, in fact, “embarrassed” herself.
Add to it the bile Sheehan faced when she quit the Democratic party (reminding us that it is a war party, etc.) from the ‘progressive blogosphere’, it seems to me Ms Sheehan is owed a great big apology. Period.
She won’t get it from the Demobots.
Read on and be astonished and demoralized at the treatment one of the few major players who has stood up against the war machine that is the US. Even flawed as she may be, just like the rest of us, she’s done more than just about anybody to keep the anti-war flame alive. For that she deserves thanks, not derision.