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Cindy Sheehan: Hugo Chavez's Legacy Will Continue to Inspire
teleSUR ^ | March 5, 2016 | Cindy Sheehan

Posted on 03/12/2016 3:38:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Three years ago today, I wept for my friend Chavez and myself, for the people of Venezuela and the world.

In 2006, shortly after my first peace camp in Crawford, Texas to confront the person who I felt murdered my son Casey: George Bush, I was invited to Caracas, Venezuela to attend the World Social Forum.

Amazingly, at the time I really had no idea that the World Social Forum was about socialism, and I really didn't know much more about President Hugo Chavez other than that he was a very vocal opponent of my opponents: George Bush and the U.S. Empire. That trip to Caracas was a whirlwind of speeches, meetings, and rallies.

At one point during the forum, I was pulled out of a meeting to go to the presidential palace, Miraflores, to meet with President Chavez. He gave a few of us a tour of some of the places where the U.S./C.I.A.-backed coup attempt occurred in April 2002 and a viewing of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," where our guide served as the "star" of the show. Chavez not only survived that coup attempt, because of his people, but also thrived as the socialist/anti-imperialist president of Venezuela for 14 years before his untimely passing.

That year in Caracas, I stumbled through my meetings and obligations, just knowing enough to survive the trip. However, after that trip to Venezuela, I was "greeted" with deep-seated hostility when I returned to "El Imperio," even from people whom I would consider on "the left."(continued)

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Mentally ill. Sad, really.
1 posted on 03/12/2016 3:38:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shortages and street thugs. Great inspiration.


2 posted on 03/12/2016 3:42:51 AM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chavez legacy will live on, indeed

He is probably remembered by every Venezuelan who has learned to live without toilet paper


3 posted on 03/12/2016 3:44:15 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s baaaaaaack.


4 posted on 03/12/2016 3:53:16 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I typed "Venezuela st" into Google, and before I got any further, the suggestion was "venezuela store shelves". I would hope that would continue to inspire freedom. Sadly, I know better. Leftists will continue to assume that socialism will work better under Obama or under Bernie than it worked under every petty tyrant before them.

Those who stand in line to vote for socialist free stuff now will always stand in line to wait for that free stuff (cooking oil, toilet paper, and bread, if they are lucky) later.

Oprah's viewers will finally solve their weight problem - when there is no food to eat.

5 posted on 03/12/2016 3:55:07 AM PST by Pollster1 ("A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless." - Scalia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect a TBI or a brain tumor. This woman is certifiable.


6 posted on 03/12/2016 4:22:31 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Freedom isn't free, liberty isn't liberal and you'll never find anything Right on the Left)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there something inspiring about standing in line to buy toilet paper that I don’t know about?

I am asking a serious question here.

I really want to know!

Is it me? Am I defective somehow?


7 posted on 03/12/2016 4:23:31 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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For me, toilet paper is critical. I grew up using the old
Sears & Roebuck catalog pages in the great old outhouse my
dad constructed at home & the unbleached stuff on rolls they
had at school. - Now, I can have all the Charmin to use I
want and two or three indoor bathrooms to use it in.

Sheenan’s fifteen minutes of notoriety are up; but she seems
unaware they’re up.


8 posted on 03/12/2016 4:33:39 AM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to cut her some slack because of the unimaginable pain and anguish of losing a son.

But now Cindy really needs some help.


9 posted on 03/12/2016 4:36:37 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy Slithead, the Useful Idiot is back and is as stupid as she ever was.


10 posted on 03/12/2016 4:42:04 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s an idiot. Let her spend a week in the glorious, inspired Venezuela waiting on long lines to buy rationed food and supplies. Chavez and his big stump protege Maduro have ruined Venezuela and she still sings their praises. Lieberals are truly spiritually and mentally ill.


11 posted on 03/12/2016 4:45:44 AM PST by tflabo (truth or tyrrany)
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To: Twinkie
I grew up using the old Sears & Roebuck catalog pages in the great old outhouse

My mother told me those stories.

By the time I came around the Wish Book had glossy pages and I can’t imagine it being useful for wiping.

I did use the outhouse a few times growing up but it had a toilet roll hanging on a wire by then.

Waiting for that plopping sound stays with you through the years.

That is one thing a person probably can still hear in many parts of Venezuela.

I don’t think it will be a big tourist draw.

“Come to Venezuela and relive the worst part of the 1930s” just doesn’t work for me.

12 posted on 03/12/2016 4:52:41 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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DNC drags out fruit loop


13 posted on 03/12/2016 5:18:35 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commit her, already!


14 posted on 03/12/2016 5:28:18 AM PST by chuckee
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Wow ya’ll must have been rich ........ corn cobs according to my parents. They were happy if it wasn’t popcorn cobs on a hot day !! ow ow ...ow ow ow !!


15 posted on 03/12/2016 5:33:35 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still insane after all these years. What a dishonor to her son.


16 posted on 03/12/2016 5:36:04 AM PST by 48th SPS Crusader (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat)
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Hugo turned a good country into a socialistic state of depression. Cindy is nuts, but we’ve known that for some time.


17 posted on 03/12/2016 5:36:20 AM PST by From The Deer Stand (Alka)
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Wow ya’ll must have been rich

You betcha.

We only ate brown beans every other day and lima beans on Tuesday.

18 posted on 03/12/2016 5:41:06 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

.....:o)


19 posted on 03/12/2016 5:53:24 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Let her spend a week in the glorious, inspired Venezuela waiting on long lines...

The thing is, in her mind (and all other socialists) the problems wouldn't be Chavez's fault. Socialism's failures are never socialism's fault. It would be capitalists, conservatives, Christians, anybody that doesn't have a socialist worldview.

20 posted on 03/12/2016 7:02:35 AM PST by tbpiper
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