Good Riddance ... If Only  

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Expect to find CamoKitty added to the BlogRWRoll in the near future. Her commentary is refreshing, to say the least, especially given my recent comments on the blogosphere. I found her recently as I was clicking around at the Rottie (I REALLY need to spend more time there), and well ... Go read her stuff. It's great.

At the top of her page when I first arrived was this post about Cindy Sheehan (known around here as "Sheehag"). I really have tried not to post about this idiot, largely because she was never really relevant, and all we really got from her was some comic relief. No one ever took her seriously. CamoKitty linked to her post yesterday at Daily Kos, another loony blog that I avoid like the plague just because it's way too frustrating to know that people that far out of touch with reality actually exist. Still, now that Sheehag has allegedly moved on, perhaps it would be fun to fisk her bitching and moaning about the inevitable coming to pass HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA ...

"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.
The "American anti-war movement" was doomed without your face, Cindy. You just sped up the process. Why are you surprised that you are being called an attention whore by the libs? We conservatives have been calling you that from the get-go. Just goes to show how far behind the curve the Left really is.

You see, Mrs. Sheehag, as I've said in comments on many blogs in the blogosphere, the left and the "anti-war movement" (I've had bowel movements more powerful) were only using you. As soon as you were of no more use to them, they discarded you just as I predicted they would. Good riddance, indeed. Oh, and while you're bitching and moaning, why not get a handle on the English language? I don't know if I can handle reading this whole thing if you're going to be dropping dumbed-down phrases like "more milder".
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.
Poor fucking baby. The heartbreaking conclusions that you still are missing is that the world is a better place without your socialist agenda and that war is a fact of life. Spare me the whining. Wait, don't. I need a good laugh.
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?
HAHA ... This is exactly what I've been saying about you all along, Sheehag. As soon as you were no longer of any use to the Democrats, they would toss you out with the bathwater. And you WERE a tool of the Democratic Party. That's not libel. For proof, answer this question: What do you do with a tool you no longer have any use for? Eh. You obviously have a problem thinking on that level, so I'll answer it for you: YOU THROW IT THE FUCK OUT! Just like the Donks did to you. Get over yourself. You and your message were marginal at best to begin with. There was nothing "original" about anything you were saying. We'd heard it all before in the 1960s.
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."
Yup. And you were wrong. Your slurs have been earned, Mrs. Sheehag. They've been well-earned; and if you can't take the heat, you don't belong in the kitchen.
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?
You are deemed a radical because you stand for radical things. Your letter to the President is proof of that. You politicized the war and your son's death for your own socialist cause. The Donks are still fighting for that cause, but they no longer can use the war as a political football in their effort to implement these things. Just because you think politicizing the war is still the way to go doesn't mean those responsible for fighting it agree. This is more proof that the Democrat win in 2006 wasn't a victory for liberals as much as it was for change in general. Anti-war Democrats teamed up with pro-war ones to win the election, and now they have to pay the piper. Truth hurts, doesn't it, Cindy? Never mind that the socialism you support is one of the fastest ways possible to the very fascist wasteland you bemoan.
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.
This is EXACTLY what I've been saying all along, and I know I'm not alone. Never mind the fisk. I'm going to start skipping stuff.
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.
Your son was killed in battle, Mrs. Sheehag. He is an honorable man. I cannot say the same for a mother who spends "every available cent" (including a $250,000 life insurance payment) on an idiotic anti-war cause and leaves the grave of the very man whose name she invokes in the effort looking like this:

No headstone. Deplorable.
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.
Spare me. Your marriage never meant anything to you, only your love of socialism. That's why your husband left you - he left you because you are, in a word, looney-tunes.
I have been called every despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life threatened many times.
And every name large minds can think of, too. And it's all been earned. Your life threatened? I never heard any of those allegations. I can think of a few soldiers, though, who would jump at the chance to avenge your traitorous deeds.
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.
Spare me again. This from a so-called "mother" who puts her lame excuse for a "cause" over her own son's heroism. Let me remind you once again:

Spare me the whining.
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.
It's also hard to work for peace when people like Cindy Sheehag get more attention than the honorable soldiers who put their lives on the line every day in the real effort to work for peace.
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.
If I believed this, I'd be doing John Hawkins' Snoopy dance. Go home, Cindy. Take the time to learn what it means to be a mother. Get close to your friends. Vote for the socialists. It's all your right. What makes this sad is that we on the right knew all along that the "peace movement" and the Democrats were just using you, and that when they were finished with you, they'd just toss you aside. Had you listened to us, you might have had a chance to salvage some of your son's honor that you destroyed in his name. Had you listened to us, you might already be home, knowing what it means to be a mother, close to your friends, and voting for socialists. Had you listened to us, your phony cries of grief may have had some credibility.

Of course, you haven't listened to us. Perhaps that's what hurts you the most now, eh Cindy? Your adversaries were right all along. We scorned you. We made fun of you. We made fun of you, and then made fun of you some more. From the beginning, we saw you for the fool that you are, and we called you on it. Well, in the words of Hart and Stilgoe ...
Pity comes too late. Turn around and face your fate: an eternity of this before your eyes.
(from The Phantom of the Opera)
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.
Can't get by without a little Bush-bashing, eh, Cindy? So much for pity.
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.
Sheehag has a point or two here. Of course, she means it in a way that's not really the truth, and she misses the real point entirely. She wants to "help" America by turning it into a socialist shithole. Maybe the system "forcefully resisting being helped" can work out to being a good thing. Oh, and do get out before it totally consumes you - oh yeah, that already happened, duh. And spare me the "people that I love" crap, Cindy. There's only one person you love, and you already mentioned her.

Oh, and how about diverting some of your "remaining resources" here while you're at it:

I would think that would have been taken care of sooner, but that's just me.
Good-bye America 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.
Good-bye Cindy. Thanks for the laughs. America will never be the country you love. You'd be much better off in Cuba. We Americans DEFINITELY don't want that. We want the free America Casey gave his life for; the America that was the subject of the Founders' hopes and dreams. That will never be your America.

Again, thanks for the laughs. Enjoy your new home life, IF you can keep it.