Remember Cindy Sheehan?
America's "liberal" media has forgotten her, so she has to take her case to freer outlets overseas — Dissent in the age of Obama. Of the fact that "the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raided the homes of at least eight anti-war/social justice activists here in the US," she writes:
- I have observed that it was one thing to be anti-Bush, but to be anti-war in the age of Obama is not to be tolerated by many people. If you will also notice, the only people who seem to know about the raids are those of us already in the movement. There has been no huge outcry over this fresh outrage, either by the so-called movement or the corporate media.
I submit that if George Bush were still president, or if this happened under a McCain/Palin regime, there would be tens of thousands of people in the streets to protest. This is one of the reasons an escalation in police state oppression is so much more dangerous under Obama - even now, he gets a free pass from the very same people who should be adamantly opposed to such policies.