Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) greets U.S activist Cindy Sheehan as he arrives at the meeting with World Social Forum Organizations in Caracas, Venezuela January 27, 2006. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
You know what’s amazing to me? When Cindy Sheehan returns to America the price for her outspoken opposition to the Bush administration in a foreign country while standing next to someone who is, by no means, a friend of this country will be nothing outside of some scorn from a few of her fellow Americans. As a citizen of this country she has a right to travel freely and engage in free speech.
Yet what do you think would happen if Sheehan were a citizen of Venezuela who traveled to Washington D.C. to speak out against Hugo Chavez while standing next to President Bush? I’m fairly certain that, upon arriving back home in Venezuela, she’d receive a visit from the police. If they’d even let her back in the country.
That’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me about these lefty demonstrators. A lot of them are unrepentant socialists. They carry around the Communist Manifesto and pledge their allegiance to people like Che Guevera and Chairman Mao and then tell the rest of us that they have the right to do these things because of the free speech gaurantee in our first amendment. And they’re correct. They do have that right. But what they don’t tell you is that, were they to get their way and bring about the socialist revolution they’re always carping about, the right to free speech would not likely survive.
Free speech, specifically free political speech, did not exist in Chairman Mao’s China. It doesn’t exist in Castro’s Cuba. It most certainly didn’t exist in Stalin’s Soviet Union and it has never existed in North Korea under Kim Jong-il’s reign. Nor would it have existed in any regime where the left-wing idol Che Guevera had a hand in running things.
And yet we still have these idiot, left-wing protesters espousing socialism as though it were the cure to all of our ills. We have college professors idolizing Guevera and Castro and openly displaying the hammer and sickle flag. If ever there were a group of people who needed to heed the warning “Be careful what you wish for lest you receive it,” it is the American socialists.
I’ll even go so far as to say that the little “s” socialists in our midst, the ones who would consistently advocate for higher taxes and more government entitlement programs aimed at redistributing our wealth according to the whims of those in power, are putting us on a path toward a totalitarian state. Whether a socialist state be brought about by revolution, as the leftist/socialist radicals want, or brought about by a slow usurpation of our personal liberties by modern liberals and Democrats matters not. For any move toward socialism is a move toward totalitarianism and oppression.
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That picture could make a dandy political hit piece for Diane Feinstein in the upcoming Donk Senate primary in 2006 between Feinstein and Saint Cindy of the Crawford Ditch.
Regrettably for Feinstein, most of the folks in the Bay Area will probably see that smooch as proof that Saint Cindy is far more in line with the nobless oblige of the Left.
Communism has been in the great historical trash heap for going on 15 years now, but the powers of perception of the current bunch are pretty poor, huh?
Maybe if they got out of the faculty lounge and into the real world . . . nah. I don’t want to see them in the real world. Stay where you are!
P. J. O’Rourke somewhere talks about “the awful power of make-believe”, in describing the hold socialism has on these people’s minds.
I don’t know who I feel more sorry for.
Chavez looks like a pimp.
What does that make Cindy?
After seeing “Brokeback Mountain”, Chavez wanted to see what it’s like to kiss another man.
Great post. It’s true that if these “liberals” had their way our free speech would be out the window. They don’t believe in it. On ly when it suits them. They use our liberties against us. They use propaganda and the control they have over the MSM and the universities to try to influence an ever under educated populous.
I don’t know who I feel more sorry for.
Definitely Chavez. Have you seen mamma moonbats face? The only thing uglier is Margo Kingston’s sister.
Has anyone written a biography of Cindy Sheehan’s son? I would really like to know more about him and whether he would support what his mother is doing in his name. Clearly, his other relatives do not. Most Americans now serving in Iraq do not. Me, I would die if my mother were carrying on like this. Can anyone provide a link for some informed reading material? Thanks.
Let there no longer be any doubt about mother sheehan’s intentions, allegiances, or motivations. Disgusting. The worst America has to offer.
I think we should take that blithering idiot, and all others like her, and toss ’em out of a plane into the middle of one of Lil Kim’s re-education camps.
(hates commies, dictators, and all their supporters)
Allow me to associate myself with JD’s post. Ms. Sheehan should have stuck to her A-game as a distraught gold star mom. Now she looks like a tool of every left wing radical, socialist/ communist fringe group on planet A.N.S.W.E.R. Her candidacy should theoretically help Feinstein (because it proves that only one of the two women is sane enough to be taken seriously). But judging from the rather hysterical response of the Feinsteing camp, I think we can assume that Ms. Sheehan will only serve to give the “no to The Man’s deodorant” crowd false hope (and way too much TV air time…)
*breathes heavily into her ear* “Yes, ooooh yessss – a red Bush – you are my ultimate fantasy.”
….Sorta like these photos?
you are all blithering idiots controlled by your idiot government. Why won’t Bush answer her questions? Why could he meet with her. Via Citgo, Chavez has offered America’s poor low cost heating for their homes. What has Bush done? In fact, what did Clinton do?
I can’t wait for you to be the victims of his policies so that all these people can laugh at you too. So much for actually caring about America’s solders.
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