“Get along Cindy” is back in the limelight big time!

U.S. anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan attends a news conference during the annual World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela January 25, 2006.[Reuters]

Well, Cindy Sheehan is simply a “rising star.” She is back in the limelight again. There just seems to be no end to how far the death of a son can carry one if the will power is present to capitolize on said tragic event.

On Monday NewsMax.com ran this story, Hugo Chavez, Cindy Sheehan Highlight Socialist Forum. The story goes on to say, quote:

“The Bush-bashing “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan will join leading third-world America-hater Hugo Chavez on Tuesday, when the two team up to address the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela.”

And today in CHINAdaily, Social forum in Venezuela calls for shift from free trade, end to Iraq war. The daily reported that Cindy Sheehan in fact did speak at the conference and made the following remarks, quote:

“Most Americans want our troops home by the end of 2006. But that’s far too late. Every minute that we wait, more blood is spilled,” Sheehan told reporters. “George Bush still continues his evil rhetoric that he is waging a war on terrorism, and he is really waging a war of terrorism against the world.”

I went to Discoverthenetwork.org for a little background on the WORLD SOCIAL FORUM. I quote:

“Annual anti-globalization forum with anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment in abundance…..A carnival of anti-globalization angst, the World Social Forum (WSF) is convened annually as a radical left rejoinder to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a yearly symposium of top business leaders, eminent political figures, journalists, and pundits. Its real agenda is to fulfill the failed communist hope of a socialist international.”
[my emphasis]

World Social Forum held its first conference on January 30, 2001 in Porto Allegre, Brazil. At this conference the Forum spoke against violence while supporting such regimes as Fidel Castro’s Cuba. There were even several terrorists organizations present. The events of 9/11 proved rather embarrassing to the WSF so they made an attempt to polish up their non-violent stand by distancing themselves from some of their more questionable supporters and participants.

Discoverthenet.org went on to discuss key events from the 2nd World Social Forum:

This demand for “a different kind of globalization” was once again aired at the second WSF, which also took place in Porto Alegre between January and February of 2002. Here, its chief exponent was none other than Noam Chomsky. In an interview conducted prior to the forum, Chomsky hailed the WSF as a confrontation between the righteous activists in Porto Alegre on the one hand, and corrupt government and corporate interests in Davos (at the WEF) on the other. “Such confrontations are major themes of history,” Chomsky explained, “And fortunately, popular forces have won many victories over the centuries, overcoming illegitimate and unaccountable concentrations of power, such as those gathering in Davos. They of course pretend to represent democratically-elected governments, but that is such a transparent absurdity that I presume we need waste no time on it, particularly with regard to neo-liberal globalization.” Yet Chomsky could not resist his wont for trafficking in conspiracy theories. Taking a swipe at the United States, he darkly claimed that U.S. authorities were deliberately keeping the public uninformed about the evils of globalization and free trade. “In fact, it would be a misunderstanding to say that on these issues, there even exist ‘elected governments,’” Chomsky said. “The reason is that the issues are kept from the general public even in the most free and democratic societies, the United States for example.” Conversely, Chomsky argued, the WSF represented a prime opportunity to assemble a global activist network, on the model of the Communist International, to beat back the advance of globalization. “The WSF has the promise to become the first really significant manifestation of such globalization from the bottom, a very welcome prospect, with enormous promise,” Chomsky said.

Imagine my surprise when I read about the 2nd conference and saw that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, while he did not attend the Forum, sent a letter of support to its organizers”. However, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, played an active role in the events of that conference. Maybe this explains much as far as why the UN does not support the Coalition. I consider this to be a grave conflict of interest.

The events in this forum also had varied topics covered in seminars and workshops. There were also numerous extreme left oriented speakers. One that particularily struck me was Hector de la Cueva. He is an activist in Mexico. With all the problems coming into the US from Mexico right now, I found one of Hector’s comments disturbing”

“We propose an alternative for today’s Americas in which human rights are put above profits, and to do that we need a change of government in Mexico,” de La Cueva said. “There a good possibility that could happen this year.”

We have a Mexican rights group issuing booklets or maps showing illegal aliens all the best and safest places to cross the border. We have Hector saying that Mexico may have a new leader come next election. I think there are elements in Mexico that want to make “Welcome to Los Angeles, Mexico” a realirty! With the probblems there of corruption and poverty, I would consider this a very realistic threat.

The thing that really bothers me here is this, people like Cindy Sheehan, Harry Belafonte, who called Mr. Bush “the world’s greatest terrorists” recently in a speech on Chavez’s weekly radio program, Jane Fonda, the list goes on, are so totally against everything America stands for. I can live with that. But what I don’t understand is why don’t these people simply go live in one of those “Utopia’s” they find so alluring. I can promise you that if they did, they wouldn’t last more than a year if that long. They would either wind up in prison, or dead due to their activism. On the other hand, America and all the other countries in the world that offer a democratic system, that, though not perfect, do allow them to act like the asses and traitors they really are!


~ by devildog6771 on January 26, 2006.

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