My Rant for today: Cindy Sheehan, why can't she be a little more proactive?

United States
January 4, 2007 11:26am CST
I feel for her, her son died fighting in Iraq. I will never know the pain she endured. However, do we really want to send the message I believe she is sending to the rest of our military? For example, recently, when a democrat tried to address the media, her and her supporters kept chanting, and wouldn't let him speak. What about the morale of our military?? Also, with all the negativism...we don't ever see or say anything positive when our soldiers do come home....the media is so negative sometimes....do you see people chanting welcome home soldiers. Why can't Cindy Sheehan do that with her supporters? Agree or disagree here, please be constructive, and not rude.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
She is a mother who hurts. A mother who wants to deny the end of the dreams she once held for her son, she is a mother who seeks to end her own pain, even at the expense of others. She is understandable. Pitiful, but understandable. She wants to make a difference, believing that if she can it will end her pain, her methods are deplorable, and her results will not have any affect upon her pain. Her bubble of denial has been burst, she tries to build a new one to shelter within. Welcoming home another mother's son is for her once again reality hitting her in the face that her own has not returned. Our service men and women are not only on front lines against an enemy from afar, but on the front lines facing the anger, fear and misconceptions of a populace that rightfully should rain down upon those who decided that this action was the correct answer without proper verification of facts. In any 'war' when the soldiers return there are naysayers. It is up to the rest who are honored by the sacrafice these men and women make to step up and give thanks.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
Wow...THAT was WAY eloquent!
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• United States
5 Jan 07
amen to that infamous.
@judysims (82)
• United States
5 Jan 07
My question has always been, "When did we go from giving a crazed, grieving mother a sedative and sending them to bed.....to handing them a banner and marching them out front for our own causes?"
• United States
5 Jan 07
well she is doing it for her "own agenda" and judy...*LOL* I don't know ....you think she needs a sedative??? *LOL* Have a great weekend.
• United States
5 Jan 07
the world is filled with some much negative things and it is these negative things that catch the limelight always. i feel that the soldiers deserve the stature of being great heros. of course my heart goes to those who loose their children in the war but slodiers deserve honoured a lot more than they are.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
sorry, I didn't respond sooner here, I missed your response. I agree with you totally!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Why does it have to be about the media, democrats or republicans? My cousin's son just spent a year in Iraq and I can't begin to imagine how much she worried day to day. Fortunately, he came home OK. I support the military and anyone who would give their life for their country. But sometimes I might not agree with the reasons for putting our military in harm's way. I haven't a clue who Cindy Sheehan is because I do not watch the news. That is because as you said...all the negativity in the media. If she lost a son in the war, she has my condolences. As I said, I support our military, however, there are thousands dying that live in Iraq. Who speaks for them? All this bickering about dems and repubs is nonsense. The people dying over there are concerned with survival and are no less important than anyone else in the world. The crazy stupidity we fight over in this country trifles what millions face in their everyday lives. I don't know whether to agree or not, only that we are over there in Iraq for whatever reason the government thinks we should be over there. Does anybody really know?
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• United States
5 Jan 07
its really sad that she does this and now her son wont be remebered for the sacrafice that he made for us by most , but for her actions, i feel she is doing a disservice to her sons memory by doing this but she seems to need somithing to do , but this is not the way to honor her sons memory , she should adopt the rest of the guys in his troop and send them stuff instead of trashing them ~M~
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• United States
5 Jan 07
good idea! you'd think she'd think of that! Thanks for your response.
@emarie (5454)
• United States
5 Jan 07
i very much agree. although i do feel sorry for the families that have lost loved ones to the war in Iraq, the fact is that they did join of their own free will knowing the fact they will have to go to war and could possibly lose their life. i have many friends and family who have gone to the middle east and i thank god that they have returned safely. i think everyone should support the troops because they are doing good. but there will always be people out there like this, it can't be helpped. people who are uneducated, missinformed and just plain reckless and disrespectful to others. many family/mothers/fathers/firends/brothers/sisters have felt the same exact pain that she has but yet they support the troops and some even the war in Iraq. these troops are going to Iraq to help them build their own society. about the media standpoint. i really don't see any negative stories in our news about anti-war protestors. i see a lot of support our troops and those welcome home things, i think they're really sweet. i find out more about these type of people over the internet and topics like this.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
alot of good points made by you. Thank you very much for sharing.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I also feel for her. She is a woman who is grief stricken AND being taken advantage of by the media and special interest groups. If they had just ignored her, she might have been able to work through her grief instead of having it warped the way it has become. On her own, she did not have the money to do everything she has done and go all the places she has gone. As I said, she is being used and if she ever wakes up and realizes that fact, they will dump her so fast, she won't know what hit her.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
This is probably so true! Look at the movie Forrest Gump, and that scene! Thanks for your comment, and taking the time.
• Indonesia
5 Jan 07
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