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Taking Out the Weekly Garbage (People)

By Cindy Sheehan

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Laughable Distractions:

The biggest loser of the week has to be the “Chinese Spy Balloon” and the establishment and its trolls who jumped on the balloon bashing bandwagon. editorials

What has really frustrated me for the past few years, is how liberals seem to wake up every day from their roofie induced outrage du jour, go on Twitter, or Instagram, to find out what the establishment wants them to be upset about that day.

This type of thinking is so dangerous, because they have taken on the mantle of supporting warmongers and parroting the false rhetoric around Ukraine, especially. I feel like in parroting the lies of war criminals, they are promoting a bigger chance for WWIII—maybe it won’t be nuclear annihilation, but, both the U.S., and Russia (shall we add China, since they seem to be dedicated to using 19th century technology to “spy” on us) have very devastating conventional weapons. Besides, the US has shown a willingness to use nuclear weapons, not just bombs, but the disgusting practice of using depleted uranium in its weaponry which is still causing profound problems in places like Iraq.

So, let’s take out the War Trolls and toss them in the garbage bin of history!

Just like Biden leaving classified documents all over the Northeast, now it seems that there are UFOs invading US airspace on the regular. Something is up.

As I wrote a week ago in Super-Biden to the Rescue:

When something idiotic and distracting like this happens, my first cynical thought is: “what is this trying to distract us from?” The fact that Hunter’s laptop was legitimized? Or the fact that Biden has classified documents lying around all over the Northeast? Or that the US is sending billions more dollars and weapons to Nazis in Ukraine? It’s hard to tell—-so many embarrassing Biden actions to enumerate.
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WASHINGTON D.C.-MAR. 17:Anti-War activist Cindy Sheehan speaks at an anti-war rally near the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on March 17, 2007. Courtesy of Shutterstock Author: Juli Hansen

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There is one thing that I soon found out when I became what I call an “organic” socialist, there are as many versions of socialism as there are socialists. I never studied any doctrine, so I am kind of a free agent when it comes to socialist/communist organizations and people.

I had a decent relationship with until they found out that I was associating with a “Tankie,” read, “Stalinist” group. The tried to warn me, then I had no other personal contact with them.

Tankies consider Trots (those who follow Leon Trotsky, an interesting guy, if not always correct) as counter-revolutionary and Trots think Tankies are too militant. Of course, people these days don’t really understand traditional usage of words. For example, this is what liberal used to mean:

willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.

relating to or denoting a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties, democracy, and free enterprise.


In these Orwellian days, people who identify as liberal, or to the left, are the absolute opposite of the definition. They want to quash, or suppress any expression of individual rights, civil liberties, (true) democracy, or free enterprise, (unless the free enterprise is some kind of WOKE business).

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Back to the Like many socialist and communist organizations, it went especially rightwing in its promotion of lockdowns and vaccine mandates. I am not saying that, or other leftwing orgs ever were “liberal,” but as part of that milieu, I had expected my comrades to support workers—even if they disparaged people who support individual rights and civil liberties as “rightwing.” Now most of these orgs are in alignment with the liberal media, government, and other liberal forces.

Recently, wrote an article tearing apart the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), because the CPP made a statement calling for the end to lockdowns, mandates, and school closures.

Until a couple of months ago, the CPP was led by a courageous freedom fighter named Jose Marie Sison (JoMa) who was in exile in the Netherlands from the Philippines when he passed last December.

JoMa was declared a “terrorist” by the US in 2022, so you know he must not have been a terrorist, and he spent nine years in prison in the Philippines, mostly in solitary confinement, during the Marcos regime. The regimes in that poor country are mostly just extensions of corrupt US imperialism, but the Marcos regime was especially egregious. I consider JoMa a hero for the people.

There are many factual errors in the hit piece that the wrote so I went to their “pandemic” tab and this is what they wrote:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a world historic tragedy which has killed an estimated over 20 million people and debilitated hundreds of millions worldwide. Since the start of the pandemic, the World Socialist Web Site has continuously advocated for policies to eliminate the coronavirus in every country. We remain the only political tendency in the world that has fought for this strategy and for a vast expansion of public health globally. 

First of all, according to Worldometer, as of today 6,782,362 people have died of covid, and this figure is based on what many of us who are reading this know are cooked figures to make the case for mandatory vaccines, but the “20 million” figure is GROSSLY inflated and would mean one in 400 people in this world died. Logically, it doesn’t even make sense. I know, or have contact with thousands of people all over the world, and even though, I personally know several who died shortly after boasting about their jabs on social media, I don’t know one person who died of Covid. has a bizarre, anti-science policy of total elimination of covid, which is not even possible, nor is it desirable. Our bodies are comprised of virus, from

You are up to 8% virus, at least as far as your genome is concerned. Up to 100,000 pieces of ancient viral DNA live among our genes, yet their function—if any—has long been unclear. A new study suggests that some of this foreign genetic material may boost our immune systems, even protecting us from other viruses.

So, would love for every worker to be confined to their homes, unless they are “essential,” then they have to be chained to their jobs. They would love to have every child in this world be undereducated, using the tools of the profiteers for distance “learning” and be anti-social drones, also confined to their homes, like prisoners of circumstances they did not create. It’s anti-science, and antihuman.

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The policies and attacks of the seem to support global capitalism, and the destruction of innate immunity, which they seem to think is some kind of rightwing conspiracy theory.

I support the statement of the CPP and oppose’s slide into fascism.


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Cindy Lee Sheehan is an American anti-war activist, whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch—a stand that drew both passionate support and criticism. Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She was a vocal critic of President

Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006. In an interview with The Daily Beast in 2017, Sheehan continued to hold her critical views towards George W. Bush, while also criticizing the militarism of Donald Trump.

Sheehan was the 2012 vice-presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party,[4] and received 1.2% of the statewide vote in the 2014 California gubernatorial election.

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