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MAD AS HELL

A John Lennon lyric that seems to have had Cindy Sheehan in mind.

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In 1971, when the song Imagine came out, American soldiers were dying by the thousands in Vietnam. The title song on the album was so captivating, the other tunes didn’t get much notice; however, one of them is surely among the greatest by John Lennon. It should become the soundtrack to The Cindy Sheehan Story: Courageous Mother Who Stopped the Bush War in Iraq:

Give Me Some Truth

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight-short sighted-narrow minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic-psychotic-pig headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truthNo short haired-yellow bellied son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me with just a
Pocketful of hope, money for dope, money for rope

I’m sick to death of seeing things from tight lipped-
Condescending-mommies little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of watching scenes of schizophrenic-ego centric
Paranoic prima donnas
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth

Cindy Sheehan is an American hero. She is suffering the hell that is August in Texas, but she is cool, for she has suffered a hell much worse than soaring temperatures and high humidity. She has suffered the most painful and unnatural of all sufferings, the death of her child. Because she hopes her son’s death was not in vain but believes it was caused by the deceitful decisions of his commander in chief, she wants some explanation, understanding, and a dignified acknowledgment of her loss. But what her broken heart really wants is some truth.

So far, she has gotten none. Yesterday, Dubya and Laura didn’t even wave as their Texas convoy of SUV’s zoomed by on their way to a fund raising barbeque. And the Bush lackeys do what they are told. They smear her. They ridicule her. They question her integrity. They make fun of her, calling her names like “cow”. They attempt to divide her family. And they do it while calling themselves imitators of Jesus, who is most famously known as the Prince of Peace.

The humble questions of this mother are shining like bright lights in a dark cave. They are brilliant. Her truth is penetrating the hearts of Americans.

September 11th, with all its exploitations of patriotism will soon be here. It cannot come soon enough for Bush since during the dog days of August, a brave mother of a dead soldier is making him run and hide by just asking for some truth.

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