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The Mythocracy of Democracy

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Dear Friend,

There are some milestones in my life since my son Casey was killed in Iraq on 04/04/04.

First there was Camp Casey in August 2005, which is where most of you probably first heard of me.

Then there was the betrayal of the antiwar movement and me during the elections of 2006 when the Dems regained majority in the House and Nancy Pelosi became Speaker. Pelosi, the person who told me to my face in 2005: "Cindy if you help us regain the majority, we'll help you end the wars." Shame on me for believing a venomous snake won't bite, though.

Since then, along with my many guests on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, we have been trying to shine a light on the diseases of capitalism and imperialism along with warning of the galloping fascism of U.S. politricks.

Well, here we are after almost a year of forced isolation and now the neoliberals are trying to take away what has been the only connection with each other during this past year: Social media. If anyone thinks the technocrats will be stopping with Trump, then they really haven't been paying attention.

Trump and his followers will probably not go away on January 20, 2021, but the flipside of that coin is that neither will Joe "I've been a war criminal for five-decades" Biden, nor the person who will probably be taking over for him shortly: Kamala The Kop Harris.

Trump dropped more bombs than Obama's first term--so much so, they ran out. However, during the final year of his term, we were so worried by a microscopic coronavirus, we became even more insulated in US exceptionalsim, and international solidarity almost disappeared.

The USA is dangerous no matter who is at the helm of the rickety ship of state, period.

Just like their foreign policy of "divide and conquer," the people in power count on our domestic divisions to be able to plunder, yet soon, there will be little left for them to take from us.

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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother's Child and Dear President Bush.
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