Thursday, August 11, 2005

What the Right just doesn't get about Cindy Sheehan

When I hear some Repub standing in the RW echo chamber saying things like "Cindy Sheehan is a tool of the radical left" I am as disgusted as most other progressives.

You know what the problem is, right? The pundits and conservative bloggers are, in effect, little more than puppets of the regime, and can't really understand someone acting independent of outside controls. To them it's far more reasonable she's doing Michael Moore's bidding than coming up with this on her own...it has to be a part of an agenda because they can't live outside THEIR agenda...there are no personal choices--it's like the Communist Party in China or the former Soviet Union. The Party comes first. Loyalty to the Party and State above all.

Cindy is about, for, and from the people--all the people who stand in opposition to the war, and all those who actually feel something for those who have fallen. People like Michael Moore are following her, not the other way around. She's in the vanguard now, with the "professional" activists rushing to catch up.I can understand their confusion. To them for whom authority is to be admired and emulated rather than questioned, the idea of someone stepping outside some form of authority and acting on their own is unthinkable.

See, people like Cindy prefer to think for themselves. Following a party line is for those who want to be told what to think.

Like Republicans.

2 Comments:

Blogger JimK said...

Maybe you shoudl look at michael Moore's website before you generalize and say such ridiculous things.

The irony of you accusing "the right" of being "puppets" while discounting that ONE woman could be influenced by ONE man...well that's just priceless.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Saje Williams said...

My mistake...the right doesn't echo damn near every single talking point about every single issue as if they're speaking with the same voice...

That's just absurd.

Of course the growing opposition to the war is all blamed on the "liberal" media...by Rush, Hannity, Coulter, Malkin, Savage, O'Reilly, and a whole host of RW pundits saying almost the same thing, verbatim, and, effectively, controlling the dialogue.

Is Cindy Sheehan influenced by some of the others like Michael Moore? Perhaps. Are they giving her marching orders?

Doubtful.

Care to explain why the right wing sounds like such an echo chamber?

9:46 PM  

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