Bush-whacked By Anti-War Leftists
November 22, 2002
Who is that familiar face opposing the war against terrorism and Saddam Hussein? It can’t be her. She wouldn’t do it again, would she?
Yep, she would. Jane Fonda is back in her opposition to war.
This time, the ill-famed Fonda has returned to the national political spotlight again by joining a newly formed group who seeks to "resist the war and repression that has been loosed on the world by the Bush Administration.” She says that President Bush’s potential war with Iraq “is unjust, immoral and illegitimate." (I guess this means Jane Fonda’s born again experience a couple of years ago hasn’t done much to curb her liberal political leanings!)
Fonda is joined by traditional Hollywood leftists who opposed the Vietnam War and have supported the causes of civil rights, feminism, gay rights and other liberal agenda issues in the past. The illustrious list of supporters and contributors to this new organization include Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, Gloria Steinem, Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, Noam Chomsky, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis, Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, Gore Vidal, Danny Glover, Robert Altman, Casey Kasem and Alice Walker, just to name a few.
There are over 30,000 people who have formed a group calling themselves NION (Not In Our Name). The intent of this organization is nothing more than a blatant attack on President Bush’s foreign policy decisions. Their main objective is to verbally criticize President Bush for his plan to go to war with Iraq. Read the NION’s Statement of Conscience for yourself to see what they are all about.
A spokesman for NION defended the beliefs of the group by saying that "people have been longing for...someone to stand up and say the emperor has no clothes, and that's what you have here. It's a statement that basically repudiates the whole direction of things. This is not about terrorism or protecting the American people. It's about American empire-building."
This is preposterous language even for First Amendment protected speech under the Constitution of the United States of America! NION is actually accusing President Bush of acting as a dictator over his “empire” under the guise of fighting the war on terrorism and protecting the American people! Why don’t we call him a traitor and a terrorist himself while we’re at it?! I am all for free speech, but this is borderline slanderous against the leader of the free world!
America has enough people who hate her around the world for there to be this strong a hatred from within. My feeling is that if you do not like the country that you are living in, then feel free to take the next boat or plane on a one-way ticket out of here to wherever you will be happy! A-B-C ya!
Of course, this kind of erratic language from groups like NION is very typical for these liberal Hollywood types. Nevertheless, the “speech” being promulgated by these people can go beyond simple protest and lead to outright violence against the Commander-In-Chief of the United States if left unchecked. There are a lot of impressionable people out there, whose mental stability can be extremely unpredictable, who will believe anything these famous people have to say. Therein lies the potential danger of NION.
It amuses me how a group that is so opposed to war and repression would engage in their own war and repression against the President of the United States. This group is being very hypocritical in their opposition to President Bush. Again, this is very typical of the left -- blame your opponent of the very thing you yourself are engaged in. A paradox indeed!
NION has recently taken out full page ads in both the New York Times and the Washington Post to promote their cause. The primary goal of the group according to their own manifesto is to "resist the policies and overall political direction that have emerged since September 11, 2001."
However, members of NION are not alone in their protest of President Bush.
They are supported by liberal Democratic political leaders and Presidential wannabes Sen. Tom Daschle and former Vice-President Al Gore, who have both openly questioned President Bush's plan to go after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. In fact, Daschle has been extremely critical of the President ever since the Democrats were defeated in the elections on November 5, 2002 (read my recent article Daschle Is A Sore Loser for more on that subject).
There will always be dissenters, but these celebrities are using their star status to supposedly speak for the American people. Their open criticism and ridicule of President Bush as we are on the verge of war with Iraq is simply outrageous. How soon we forget the memory of 9-11.
Everyone remembers how the country pulled together after September 11, 2001 and supported the President, including Democratic leaders and even Hollywood’s liberal elite. Now they have reverted back to their old ways by seeking to undermine President Bush just as our military is preparing for war. Do they have no shame?
NION has recruited more than 30,000 people to oppose the President’s policies in the war on terrorism and potential war with Iraq.
However, a group called Grassfire is collecting signatures of people who are opposed to NION and are standing in support of President Bush. This petition has already garnered over 35,000 signatures and will eventually be delivered to President Bush, the U. S. Congress and the board members of NION as a sign of unity behind our nation’s leader.
The goal of Grassfire is to triple or quadruple the number of people who have joined as members of NION. If you would like to sign this petition showing your support for President Bush and his stand against Saddam Hussein and terrorism, then simply click here.
Let’s show President Bush he has our support in the war on terrorism and against Saddam Hussein!