[Marxism] Sheehan's quote

Austin, Andrew austina at uwgb.edu
Wed Aug 17 11:49:30 MDT 2005

This is the point.  She has reignited the anti-war movement because of who she is perceived to be.  Only when middle America comes around to how awful US foreign policy is will there be action.  Let Cindy speak for middle America.

From: marxism-bounces at lists.econ.utah.edu on behalf of Lance Murdoch
Sent: Wed 8/17/2005 12:40 PM
To: Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Sheehan's quote

"So what" is that if she is perceived as a way out leftist, which she isn't, she will be ignored.  The thing about her is she looks and talks like a typical American mother of a soldier in Iraq.  ... We can go to her and demand she support Mumia Abu-Jamal, the FARC in Colombia, Fidel Castro, the Naxalites in India, the NPA in the Philippines and whatnot, but then her effectiveness will disappear in a puff of smoke.  ...  She is a grieving mother of a soldier who died in Iraq, so she makes a hard target to attack.  Any of the conservative mud-slingers who really goes after her I'd tend to think would look bad themselves.  So it is her and the left's game to lose....

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