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Monday, September 17, 2007

Attack of the Flying Nun

"Surely this [award] belongs to all the mothers of the world. May they be seen, may their work be valued and raised. Especially to the mothers who stand with an open heart and wait. Wait for their children to come home from danger, from harm’s way, and from war. I am proud to be one of those women. If mothers ruled the world, there would be no god-damn wars in the first place." – Sally Fields

The Flying Nun joining the growing list of American citizens that we need to stop listening to last night. If only the House Judiciary Committee could go back to a time before the Committee on Internal Security, and once again become that fox guarding the hen house, the House Un-American Activities Committee, we might sleep better as a nation.

Instead, we have Flying Nuns, MoveOn.org, and Code Pink causing trouble. I knew it would come to this when they refused to put Cindy Sheehan in jail for questioning the president, which should be illegal in any democracy. I’m not prone to conspiracies, unless they meet some inner need of mine, but I think that the answer is that Cindy Sheehan found a vulnerable Sally Fields, and took advantage of her.

Proof of this is found in "Values Matter Most," Ben Wattenberg’s 1995 warning to America that both democrats and republicans needed to embrace the doctrine of neoconservatism, that we might survive as a nation. Ben had gone from working for LBJ to Hubert Humphrey to "Scoop" Jackson.

On pages 5 to 6, he explains why he could not vote for George McGovern in 1972: the democratic candidate "preached ‘Come Home America’ while there was still an evil empire out there." In a 2006 essay, Ben attacked John Kerry for comparing Iraq to Vietnam, and explained how despite losers like Kerry losing the war in ‘Nam, Uncle Sam defeated the evil empire.

Ben also exposes the continuing threat of the democrats: "In the 1980s most liberals refused to see the Soviet hand in Central America. Speaker Tip O’Neill was against helping the Contras in Nicaragua because (he said) he had always taken guidance from the Maryknoll Sisters (by then a very radical organization), and because he remembered that, fifty years earlier, a friend had told him that the United Fruit Company had exploited the peasants in Central America."

Thanks, Ben. Not only was Tip O’Neill slandering United Fruit, but we need to be aware of the threat posed to democracy by radicals like Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazal. These four Maryknoll sisters were brutally raped, tortured, and murdered by the El Salvador death squads trained by the Reagan administration to deliver democracy to Central America.

While many of Ben’s buddies from those "Scoop" Jackson days joined the republican party in the Reagan era, he bravely remained a democrat. I’m confident that he did it for all the right reasons. Though he has been closely associated with Paul Wolfowitz, Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Lynn Cheney and Fred Thompson at the American Enterprise Institute, he only wants what is best for the democratic party.

Dare we ignore his warning? Isn’t it obvious that Cindy Sheehan is a Maryknoll sister, and that she has indoctrinated the once pure Flying Nun with her liberation theology? As democrats, we need to reject Sally Fields – she will embarrass the party with her unpatriotic calls for peace. We will pay a heavy price in the 2008 elections if we are associated with such nonsense.


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