Friday, January 22, 2010

MYTH AMERICA II: MAKING SANITY THE NEW NORMAL

Myth America II: 20 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Since Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution was published, our situation has not improved. In Myth America II, I detail these fresh assaults on Peace, Justice and the Environment and (even more importantly) give fresh solutions on what we can and must to do survive the crimes of the Robber Class!

If you pre-ordered Myth America II online or at an event, you should have the book in your inbox today--if you don't, check your spam filter, and if you still didn't receive it, please email me at: CindysSoapbox@gmail.com--we are on the honor system here, so I will take your word for it!

Myth America II has been professionally edited and formatted to include illustrations and most of the bugs from Myth America I have been worked out. Michele (editor), Josh (formatter) and I are very proud of the finished product.It may not be perfect, but it is quirkily adorable and on the target with a laser-beam!

Without going into endless detail--which I could--things seem to be deteriorating at an alarming rate and people like me who are calling for an end to all war--all killing (yes, even the brown people of the world)--all economic depravity--and a return to common sense--are being demonized as much as ever, if not more! It's time to make striving for Peace, Justice, Economic Equality and Environmental sustainability the New Normal and Myth America II will show us the way there!

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PRAISE FOR MYTH AMERICA I and Cindy Sheehan:

"Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution places Sheehan firmly in the pantheon of progressive heroes." Bob Fitrakis in the The Free Press

"Cindy is not just a grieving mother. She's a grieving mother who feels betrayed, is mad as hell, is uncorrupted by money, power, or party, would rather die than censor her statements, and gets straight to the heart of a question faster than anyone else I know."

David Swanson, After Downing Street Coalition

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BOOK TOUR

On the Myth America I tour, Cindy Sheehan went to over 40 communities in her quest for Sanity as the New Normal in this nation--and even though she will be erecting her Peace Camp in DC on March 13th--she would love to come to your community, as well (planes and trains leave from DC, too).

Cindy spoke to large crowds and small crowds; in living-rooms to lecture halls; we protested at Congressional offices, or chilled with a glass of wine on the porch and always began the slow process of re-awakening to the fact that WE are the ones that are in this together and WE are the only ones that can fix things.

If you would like Cindy to come to your community to speak about Myth America or Peace of the Action, or both--please contact her at: CindysSoapbox@gmail.com.

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Read the final words of the new edition as a preview:

Buy-Buy Myth American Pie

The roses in the window box
Have tilted to one side
Everything about this house
Was born to grow and die

Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)
Elton John

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

Thomas Jefferson

I find is super-ironic that I am writing the very last words to Myth America II on the day that any semblance of the US being "by and for the people" died.

The publication of this book has been delayed by so many urgent events-Obama goes on a $50,000/week vacation to Martha's Vineyard while war rages on-Obama escalates troop presence in Afghanistan, not once, not twice, but THREE times-Obama approves expanding military and CIA unmanned aerial vehicle bombings-the Crotch Bomber-bombing Yemen-Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-Kennedy dies and the Dems lose big time in Mass! I know I am leaving out so many things-like the Obama regime covering up the murder of three detainees in Gitmo and protecting the Bush Admin or fomenting war with Venezuela. Then after the Haitians suffer a devastating earthquake, Obama appoints Bush to lead US relief efforts. He has had quite a busy, busy year that wasn't so much about CHANGE as it was about tying a cement block around HOPE and drowning it in the Potomac River.

I have had a busy year, too-because as Obama climbed to new lows of thuggery-I met him there to challenge him (and you). As one of the only people, who from the beginning, criticized the Dalai Bama, I have been shunned, scorned, but also welcomed many places where truth, peace, and justice are still valuable commodities.

Anyway, today was also quite a landmark day in US history-and even though this book is finished-WE MUST add an addendum about this.

No matter what happens tomorrow: If the Bra Bomber finally materializes, or Obama gets caught in a compromising position with Tiger Woods, or if Michelle is caught growing weed in her organic garden: THIS BOOK IS FINISHED-and so might be my country.

We have talked about the scandal of corporate personhood and how one sentence of Supreme Court Chief Justice Waite, before the oral arguments were even heard in 1886 in the case of The City and County of Santa Clara v. The Southern Pacific Railroad, changed our history forever:

"The court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."

No law was passed giving corporations rights, not just privileges-no Supreme Court decision gave Goldman Sachs literally millions more votes than me (or you)-it was a freaking statement before the hearing ever began! We are losing everything because some old dead white guy flapped his jaws and, voila, the 14th Amendment applied to corporations.

Today, in Citizens United v. the Federal Election's Commission the Supreme Court ruled that any cap put on corporations and, presumably unions and other organizations, to spend on campaign ads and other campaign expenses (paid canvassers, etc) violates a corporation's "Freedom of Speech" which has been legally protected for 134 years.

Like I pointed out in the Myth that Elections Matter-our system is already rigged in favor of the Robber Class-corporations have NO MOUTHS, how can they have free speech?

This expansion of "Free Speech" to corporations effectively kills our "Free Speech" when it comes to elections.

Money is what buys influence with our government-that's all, nothing else. We ain't got no money-so we ain't got no influence.

The only tool we have left to us is Revolution as JFK said: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable."

I closed Myth I with Revolution by the Beatles, I close Myth II with a song from Muse: The Uprising.

The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They'll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around
(So come on!)

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined
(So come on!)

Chorus
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die
(So come on!)

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

Chorus
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Hey .. hey … hey .. hey!
(repeat)

Chorus
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Hey .. hey … hey .. hey!
(repeat)

Peace, Resistance and Revolution!

Cindy in NYC

January 21, 2010

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