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18. Read it and weep.
Edited on Mon May-28-07 01:35 PM by Totally Committed
I have also tried to work within a peace movement that often puts personal egos above peace and human life. This group wont work with that group; he wont 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....

...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.

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.

Good-bye America you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I cant make you be that country unless you want it.

Its up to you now.

Thanks Cindy, for everything. I understand completely where you are coming from, and retreating to. May the wind be always at your back.


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  -Cindy Sheehan resigns from anti-war movement?? babylonsister  May-28-07 01:17 PM   #0 
  - k&r.... good luck Cindy, I sincerely wish you all the best. Thank you for your efforts.  peacebird   May-28-07 01:21 PM   #1 
  - Rec 4 - Cindy, I got your back.  helderheid   May-28-07 01:22 PM   #2 
  - Your work is appreciated,  LWolf   May-28-07 01:23 PM   #3 
  - What LWolf said. I can't say it any better. nt  tblue   May-28-07 01:28 PM   #7 
  - I second that:  Maat   May-28-07 06:53 PM   #134 
  - I find this very hard to believe  nini   May-28-07 01:23 PM   #4 
  - Maybe she is exhausted and needs a break...  IndyOp   May-28-07 01:29 PM   #10 
  - A well earned, much deserved rest. n/t  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 01:43 PM   #28 
  - I agree.. her words sounded like those of someone who needs a break  nini   May-28-07 01:49 PM   #33 
  - her words are the truth-not because-"she needs a break"-thanks Cindy nt  fed-up   May-28-07 03:09 PM   #76 
  - It is. This was first posted at an earlier time.. she got ripped hard here on DU.  Kagemusha   May-28-07 01:31 PM   #13 
  - Let's be real though  nini   May-28-07 01:48 PM   #30 
  - I'm trying not to burst people's bubble but the OP is a bit mistaken.  Kagemusha   May-28-07 02:24 PM   #57 
  - More or less anonymous posts at DU shouldn't be deciding factors.  LeviathanCrumbling   May-28-07 04:01 PM   #87 
  - Democrats, I know have only thought of her with reverance.  cyclezealot   May-29-07 05:30 AM   #173 
  - I find it hard to believe, perhaps because I don't want to.  bunkerbuster1   May-28-07 02:05 PM   #41 
  - That's because she is an amateur  skygazer   May-28-07 05:46 PM   #110 
     - I sure didn't mean to slam her with what I'd written.  bunkerbuster1   May-28-07 06:51 PM   #132 
     - Amateur is a damn good thing to be  vssmith   May-29-07 05:56 AM   #174 
  - It has been cross posted all over the progressive internet...  hlthe2b   May-28-07 07:15 PM   #137 
  - Cindy made a big difference.  CJCRANE   May-28-07 01:25 PM   #5 
  - K&R #5: I've never turned my back on Cindy  Mabus   May-28-07 01:27 PM   #6 
  - Thank you, Cindy, for all your courage and energy in an impossible fight.  MasonJar   May-28-07 01:28 PM   #8 
  - Dear Cindy,  Cleita   May-28-07 01:29 PM   #9 
  - Some here have high regard for your efforts Cindy.  BushDespiser12   May-28-07 01:29 PM   #11 
  - Her Sentiments Are My Own And Is The Reason That I Am Now An Independent  lostnotforgotten   May-28-07 01:31 PM   #12 
  - Cindy, my heart aches for you and the loss of your son. It also  durrrty libby   May-28-07 01:32 PM   #14 
  - Bless you Cindy, your words:  Carolina   May-28-07 01:33 PM   #15 
  - I second that. it really is sad.  okieinpain   May-29-07 08:53 AM   #183 
  - IF this is real, I'd say Cindy deserves a break...  Junkdrawer   May-28-07 01:33 PM   #16 
  - Truer words were never spoken.  theoldman   May-28-07 01:34 PM   #17 
  - Read it and weep.  Totally Committed   May-28-07 01:35 PM   #18 
  - Cindy,  countingbluecars   May-28-07 01:35 PM   #19 
  - I'm sorry to see her go  demnan   May-28-07 01:35 PM   #20 
  - David Swanson?  proud2Blib   May-28-07 04:20 PM   #91 
  - David said none of this.... see post #139  hlthe2b   May-28-07 07:31 PM   #140 
  - I simply can not believe that David Swanson  symbolman   May-28-07 04:58 PM   #102 
  - David DID NOT say it... see (PLEASE) post #139  hlthe2b   May-28-07 07:33 PM   #141 
  - david posted the letter  cosmicdot   May-28-07 05:16 PM   #107 
  - Could you post the letter you mention?  shance   May-28-07 06:11 PM   #118 
     - --or a link, please.  Kajsa   May-28-07 06:17 PM   #121 
     - what letter? her letter ... click on the OP's link  cosmicdot   May-28-07 10:51 PM   #160 
        - Total Misunderstanding.  Kajsa   May-29-07 10:07 AM   #186 
  - For God's sakes: Swanson DID NOT call her a publicity whore...  hlthe2b   May-28-07 07:29 PM   #139 
     - Thanks, hithe2b.  Kajsa   May-29-07 11:08 AM   #188 
  - Cindy Sheehan has earned her place among the greatest of  Skidmore   May-28-07 01:37 PM   #21 
  - Yes, she has. She has endured insult from both sides and  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 01:46 PM   #29 
     - What a horrible week for people who fight for peace,  Just-plain-Kathy   May-28-07 03:48 PM   #85 
        - Hi there, Kathy.  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 09:46 PM   #154 
           - It's hard to hang in there when you work so hard for peace and you become vilified.  Just-plain-Kathy   May-29-07 06:59 AM   #180 
              - That's very true. We all have limits. n/t  sfexpat2000   May-29-07 09:46 AM   #185 
  - K&R. I'm Sorry Cindy.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-28-07 01:38 PM   #22 
  - delete  nam78_two   May-28-07 02:18 PM   #51 
  - It's sad that it cost her so much to learn what most everyone  Balbus   May-28-07 01:39 PM   #23 
  - Cindy is not a slow learner. She chose to invest in the best of us.  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 02:05 PM   #42 
  - You know what? You're right. I misread the article.  Balbus   May-28-07 02:53 PM   #72 
     - Lots of turmoil. No worries. n/t  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 07:09 PM   #136 
  - Cindy deserves some slack; her 'learning' started when her son died. nt  babylonsister   May-28-07 02:19 PM   #55 
     - Yeah, my bad. My reading comprehension is off today.  Balbus   May-28-07 02:54 PM   #73 
        - Thank you for that, Balbus.  babylonsister   May-28-07 03:41 PM   #83 
  - I hope those on this board  libnnc   May-28-07 01:40 PM   #24 
  - Yes, and they were bountiful. Mission accomplished for them while  babylonsister   May-28-07 01:41 PM   #25 
  - Cindy, you have my deepest admiration and unflagging support.  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 01:41 PM   #26 
  - Check out Public Citizen's site  bonito   May-28-07 01:42 PM   #27 
  - 'bout time somebody started focusing on the REAL problem . . .  OneBlueSky   May-29-07 04:43 AM   #172 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-28-07 01:48 PM   #31 
  - Here ya go:  Bluebear   May-28-07 03:30 PM   #79 
     - Not surprising.  dicksteele   May-28-07 04:21 PM   #92 
  - I LOVE You Cindy!  leftchick   May-28-07 01:48 PM   #32 
  - She's given so much and gotten nothing back but more heartache  Lone_Star_Dem   May-28-07 01:50 PM   #34 
  - I got your back too Cindy  warrior1   May-28-07 01:51 PM   #35 
  - I wonder, though, how many of those who trashed her  tblue37   May-28-07 01:52 PM   #36 
  - I agree, blind party loyalty, or blind loyalty to anything but the truth...  originalpckelly   May-28-07 01:54 PM   # 
  - I will make every effort to get this thread to her, so for anyone who  babylonsister   May-28-07 01:58 PM   #39 
     - Thank you for this, babylonsister.  sfexpat2000   May-28-07 02:06 PM   #43 
  - i had to go and do a search to see who the hell called her that name  orleans   May-28-07 01:54 PM   #37 
  - Thanks Ms. Sheehan!  tabasco   May-28-07 01:57 PM   #38 
  - You have my respect, Mrs. Sheehan.  8_year_nightmare   May-28-07 02:00 PM   #40 
  - This is heartbreaking.  notsodumbhillbilly   May-28-07 02:06 PM   #44 
  - Could you remove the "Good Riddance Attention Whore" because thats not a very democratic statment  Mrspeeker   May-28-07 02:06 PM   #45 
  - That article was written by Cindy Sheehan; those are her words and  babylonsister   May-28-07 02:08 PM   #47 
  - ahh is see now  Mrspeeker   May-28-07 02:09 PM   #48 
  - It is from this thread...  BushDespiser12   May-28-07 02:29 PM   #59 
  - delete  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-28-07 02:40 PM   #67 
     - Damn, Delete again. posted in wrong place  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-28-07 02:41 PM   #68 
  - It is inappropriate  The Gunslinger   May-28-07 08:36 PM   #149 
  - Cindy, you and Casey are HEROES to me. Stay strong, rest up.  Philosoraptor   May-28-07 02:07 PM   #46 
  - k & r-- Cindy, my family and I thank you for all you have done.  coffeenap   May-28-07 02:17 PM   #49 
  - You've more than earned a rest  NobleCynic   May-28-07 02:17 PM   #50 
  - I read each word she wrote  Don Claybrook   May-28-07 02:18 PM   #52 
  - K&R.nt  nam78_two   May-28-07 02:19 PM   #53 
  - See that avatar over to the left?  troubleinwinter   May-28-07 02:19 PM   #54 
  - Cindy, you Dear and Wonderful Voice of the People, you came on the scene just several weeks  truedelphi   May-28-07 02:23 PM   #56 
  - How do we know that the DUers who trashed her weren't trolls. If I were  higher class   May-28-07 02:26 PM   #58 
  - I finally used my 'ban' key feature;  greiner3   May-28-07 06:12 PM   #119 
  - Cindy, you might be surprised by how many eyes you did open...  windbreeze   May-28-07 02:29 PM   #60 
  - There is an outstanding show on Democracy Now today. Howard  higher class   May-28-07 02:30 PM   #61 
  - Cindy is proving Gore's TAOR is right  Mabus   May-28-07 02:32 PM   #62 
  - Another One Bites the Dust (rant alert)  mntleo2   May-28-07 02:34 PM   #63 
  - k&r...n/t  Madspirit   May-28-07 02:37 PM   #64 
  - Oh, Cindy, thank you so much for the work that you've done and  mnhtnbb   May-28-07 02:39 PM   #65 
  - Thanks, Cindy for all you've done  OzarkDem   May-28-07 02:39 PM   #66 
  - In one week, we've lost two high profile  otohara   May-28-07 02:42 PM   #69 
  - An "attention whore" and a "mouthy lesbian"  Bluebear   May-28-07 03:31 PM   #81 
  - I know how she feels.  Handsome Pete   May-28-07 02:42 PM   #70 
  - They did MUCH more than that.  bvar22   May-28-07 09:00 PM   #150 
  - "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, ....  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-28-07 02:43 PM   #71 
  - Cindy, Rest up and be assured that .....  sellitman   May-28-07 03:02 PM   #74 
  - I think Cindy is doing the right thing. It's time she spent some time to heal  SoCalDem   May-28-07 03:05 PM   #75 
  - Thank you for what you have done.  senseandsensibility   May-28-07 03:23 PM   #77 
  - this is indeed sad  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-28-07 03:29 PM   #78 
  - Cindy: I cannot imagine anyone commited to the principals  ooglymoogly   May-28-07 03:30 PM   #80 
  - Nope  Malva Zebrina   May-28-07 03:38 PM   #82 
  - K&R The nail that sticks up above the others gets pounded down.  puebloknot   May-28-07 03:58 PM   #86 
  - Burnout. Thank you for your service, Cindy. n/t  Raksha   May-28-07 03:44 PM   #84 
  - oh, this is sad  Neecy   May-28-07 04:07 PM   #88 
  - First of all, thank you Mabus for calling me to tell me about this  proud2Blib   May-28-07 04:15 PM   #89 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-28-07 04:20 PM   #90 
  - Quote: "This was obviously a late night indulgent note during menapuase"  dicksteele   May-28-07 04:23 PM   #93 
  - menapouase?  senseandsensibility   May-28-07 04:44 PM   #99 
  - Menopause?  proud2Blib   May-28-07 06:27 PM   #126 
  - nice...  Neecy   May-28-07 04:32 PM   #94 
  - DU has not always been the 'foundation of support' you speak of, and  babylonsister   May-28-07 04:40 PM   #97 
  - "...way too over reacitve"  Raster   May-28-07 04:49 PM   #100 
     - LOL....thanks guys!  medeak   May-28-07 05:12 PM   #106 
        - You cry for the salmon.  troubleinwinter   May-28-07 05:32 PM   #109 
        - OMG!!! I've never been put on ignore before!!!!!!  medeak   May-28-07 06:07 PM   #116 
        - How many of your kids have died in Iraq?  proud2Blib   May-28-07 06:30 PM   #127 
           - my baby cousin is there now....traveling alone from village to village  medeak   May-28-07 06:34 PM   #129 
              - And yet you are more concerned about the salmon  proud2Blib   May-29-07 06:23 AM   #175 
  - Ma'am you will always have my support  judaspriestess   May-28-07 04:33 PM   #95 
  - Goddess bless that woman  Chovexani   May-28-07 04:34 PM   #96 
  - I stand by what I said  hfojvt   May-28-07 04:41 PM   #98 
  - Not so fast...  19jet54   May-28-07 04:51 PM   #101 
  - she is right ...  april   May-28-07 05:01 PM   #103 
  - K&R-Cindy did so much for the anti-war movement  nam78_two   May-28-07 05:03 PM   #104 
  - All the people that slam her can go fuck off and die...  Beelzebud   May-28-07 05:08 PM   #105 
  - Yep  Moochy   May-28-07 11:06 PM   #161 
  - A shameful moment in DU history.  file83   May-28-07 05:31 PM   #108 
  - Thanks, file83. I agree totally. Shameful and disappointing. I might  babylonsister   May-28-07 06:53 PM   #133 
  - True  Generator   May-28-07 09:56 PM   #157 
  - I was thinking about Cindy today.  knitter4democracy   May-28-07 05:48 PM   #111 
  - Then I am "Another Attention Whore for Cindy"  ralphlopez   May-28-07 06:05 PM   #115 
  - Go to her website  proud2Blib   May-28-07 06:37 PM   #131 
     - Thanks--she needs help, it sounds like.  knitter4democracy   May-29-07 04:09 PM   #194 
  - I think this is sobering proof how intelligence and right winged affiliations have infected all  shance   May-28-07 05:51 PM   #112 
  - I believe you are correct.  bvar22   May-28-07 09:47 PM   #156 
  - Cindy, thank you for everything.  demgurl   May-28-07 05:52 PM   #113 
  - We love you Cindy and wish you all the peace  OwnedByFerrets   May-28-07 05:53 PM   #114 
  - LMFAO! She actually closed with "It's up to you now"!?!?!  ComerPerro   May-28-07 06:08 PM   #117 
  - YES it IS up to US, History will be kind to Cindy Shehhan...  srulifsonmiles   May-28-07 06:27 PM   #125 
     - its a sarcasm icon, deal with it. No "gilding", its just the commonly used icon.  ComerPerro   May-28-07 07:07 PM   #135 
        - Gee, Comer, I wonder if Cindy will understand what you meant  proud2Blib   May-29-07 06:34 AM   #176 
  - A "grateful nation" pays people to shut up and go away  Solly Mack   May-28-07 06:12 PM   #120 
  - she doesn't need a rest she needs your bickering self-centered  srulifsonmiles   May-28-07 06:18 PM   #122 
  - I know she is frustrated.  mmonk   May-28-07 06:24 PM   #123 
  - Hugs to her  gollygee   May-28-07 06:26 PM   #124 
  - I really do think Cindy Sheehan helped the Democratic Party in '06  Geek_Girl   May-28-07 06:32 PM   #128 
  - Cindy Sheehan is a lovely person  OhioBlues   May-28-07 06:36 PM   #130 
  - Cindy is right  blues90   May-28-07 07:19 PM   #138 
  - Well, I was a little on the fence about Cindy...  Elrond Hubbard   May-28-07 07:44 PM   #142 
  - Cindy....your actions helped so many people....  femrap   May-28-07 07:54 PM   #143 
  - Thanks for everything Cindy.  BuyingThyme   May-28-07 08:07 PM   #144 
  - Take CARE!!! you are BRAVE and compassionate!!!  jarnocan   May-28-07 08:16 PM   #145 
  - I Wish I Could Write to Her  tlsmith1963   May-28-07 08:21 PM   #146 
  - Factionism kills revolutions.  OmelasExpat   May-28-07 08:29 PM   #147 
  - I agree with Cindy, it is up to us, it depends how badly we want our  alyce douglas   May-28-07 08:31 PM   #148 
  - Cindy--you have inspired us all and been a catalyst  bbgrunt   May-28-07 09:11 PM   #151 
  - Goddammit, that's it.  evlbstrd   May-28-07 09:19 PM   #152 
  - If our elected so-called Democrats in congress had one ounce of Cindy's spine and determination  Riddler   May-28-07 09:38 PM   #153 
     - Too sadly true.  evlbstrd   May-28-07 10:27 PM   #159 
  - Namaste, dear soul...  Psyop Samurai   May-28-07 09:47 PM   #155 
  - Shit. The DU hatred reached her. How sad. She must feel used and abused by now.  in_cog_ni_to   May-28-07 10:09 PM   #158 
  - Thank you, Cindy  blogslut   May-28-07 11:13 PM   #162 
  - How very sad. Hope she finds some peace and quiet.  BrklynLiberal   May-28-07 11:42 PM   #163 
  - Your EPIPHANY about this U Ass of A. . .  Lena inRI   May-28-07 11:52 PM   #164 
  - THANK YOU CINDY!!!!!!!!!  Swamp Rat   May-28-07 11:52 PM   #165 
  - Hey Cindy, love ya  FogerRox   May-28-07 11:53 PM   #166 
  - We love you, Cindy!!!  Xenotime   May-29-07 12:07 AM   #167 
  - Wow.  Dorian Gray   May-29-07 12:13 AM   #168 
  - So, she has accepted a consulting job from FOX  JCMach1   May-29-07 12:14 AM   #169 
  - dear, sweet, hero of mine....  unkachuck   May-29-07 12:41 AM   #170 
  - Thank you Cindy.  skyounkin   May-29-07 01:17 AM   #171 
  - We should all get shirts "ATTENTION WHORE for PEACE"  pivot1   May-29-07 06:45 AM   #177 
  - Very nice post, pivot1, and welcome to DU!  babylonsister   May-29-07 06:54 AM   #178 
  - "I'M AN ATTENTION WHORE FOR PEACE"  Breeze54   May-29-07 08:33 AM   #181 
  - Godspeed, Cindy. Do what you think is best for you.  Buns_of_Fire   May-29-07 06:55 AM   #179 
  - I completely agree with her decision and respect it greatly  info being   May-29-07 08:38 AM   #182 
  - Some people just don't want to face facts  Jennicut   May-29-07 09:22 AM   #184 
  - Here, Jennicut, read this; it might make you feel better.  babylonsister   May-29-07 11:30 AM   #191 
  - You still don't get it...  indigocafe   May-29-07 11:06 AM   #187 
  - Thank you for your post, indigocafe, and you make some great  babylonsister   May-29-07 11:26 AM   #190 
  - Hence the title of my post "And you still don't get it..."  indigocafe   May-29-07 03:13 PM   #193 
  - You are no troll.  Duncan   May-29-07 11:59 AM   #192 
  - Tigress DEM luvs Cindy for paving the way with her own tears and grief.  Tigress DEM   May-29-07 11:14 AM   #189 
  - soul shattering  stonefruit   May-29-07 06:25 PM   #195 

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