mercredi, juin 28, 2006

Let Me Guess....

....Cindy Sheehan is going to "fast" for two months

Smoke and mirrors, all of it. You can bet fasting means protein shakes. Or closet feeding or intravenous nutrition... or other Oprah-ization of yet another practice intended to be difficult or an exercise in discipline.

Amateurs. All of them. Leave the heavy lifting to 98 pound models.

3 Comments:

Blogger Casper said...

What is it exactly she's hoping to achive? Does she believe that going on a hunger strike will win over all the people she hasn't convinced yet? If that's the case, she's sorely mistaken. I mean, most of us just want her to go away anyway, so she's just getting the ball rolling!

2:31 PM, juin 29, 2006  
Blogger Phelony Jones said...

If you ask me, I think it's a liberal illusion of grandeur to be under the impression that people actually *care* if you are on a hunger strike. It's the whole idea that you're the center of the universe, me me me, my view is the most important and only view (and most educated, don't forget).

All this vanity fasting can never compare to someone who is truly starving - in particular - what it's like to have a feeding tube removed.

7:22 PM, juin 29, 2006  
Blogger Nick said...

I find the whole thing strange for another reason all together. Normally a hunger strike over a political issue like this is to show that you have some sort of solidarity with those who are suffering.

You are making yourself artificially suffer so you can empathize with those you are trying to "help".

My question is... why is she trying to maker herself artificially suffer? She lost her son in the war. You'd think that would be enough suffering for her.

I have to wonder if on some sort of deep level... that's not painful enough for her any more. If she's actually started to buy into the belief that those who die in Iraq deserve what they got... including her own son. And so now she has to do a hunger strike to actually create suffering in herself again.

That would be incredibly sad if true.

10:57 AM, juin 30, 2006  

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