It’s no surprise that “stars” like Jane Fonda, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn were a part of a war protest in Washington today.  It’s their right.  Unfortunately, our soldiers are being endangered, our enemies are becoming bolder and our reputation in the world is being ruined by these short-sighted, self-involved idiots who have no understanding of the concepts of patriotism and loyalty.  So be it. 

One paragraph in the news story puzzled me, though.  Isn’t this a contradiction?

The rally on the Mall unfolded peacefully, although about 300 protesters tried to rush the Capitol, running up the grassy lawn to the front of the building. Police on motorcycles tried to stop them, scuffling with some and barricading entrances.

It “unfolded peacefully” but 300 of them tried to rush the Capitol and ended up scuffling with police who had to barricade entrances.  Doesn’t sound too peaceful to  me.

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14 Responses to “Hanoi Jane, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn Lead War Protest In D.C. today”

  1. Blue Star Chronicles Says:

    Hanoi Jane Fonda: Traitor Then and Now…

    Not much has changed for JANE FONDA …..

    She shows her true anti-American, traitorous colors again today in a pathetically attended ‘peace rally’ in Washington. The attendance was primarily 60-somethings reliving the 1960s. People who…

  2. Mushy Says:

    Yeah, I saw her on the news and my stomach flipped! I thought I had gone back in time.

  3. Pat Says:

    Let me start by saying I was at the march on Sunday, and it as in fact a very well-organzied, orderly, and enthusiastic group of well over 100,00 people. Looking around me, I was most struck by how “mainstream” the crowd looked- this was definitely not some collection of radicals and left-wing nuts. In fact, the only extremists I saw were the small group of counter-demonstrators, who’s idea of civil discourse included crude attacks on Bill Clinton (relevance unknown) and a hanging in effigy of Jane Fonda, with a “clever” sign that said “B**ch” hanging around her neck (without the asterisks, of course). All in all, though, it was very moving to see so many people excercising their right to protest and to communicate in a powerful and direct way with their elected representatives. In terms of “our reputation on the world being ruined”…you have Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld to thank for that.

  4. carol Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Pat. I disagree, but then you knew I would. -)

  5. trayf Says:

    And what would you disagree with, exactly Carol? That attacks on Clinton are relevant? That Bush/Cheney/Rumsfield have improved our world reputation? That people should never protest wars?

  6. Brother Jerry Says:

    Well I find a couple of things wrong with these pictures.

    1) They protest the war and say we should pull out now. But they do not think of the consequences of those actions either. Let us just say that the war was a bad idea. It was a mistake to go in there. Sure OK we can do that. But it would be a bigger mistake right now to just up and leave. People say we look bad, like a big bully or something. But we would look even worse if we just up and left a fledgling government high and dry is doing nothing but inviting anarchy. And would do nothing but worsen our effectiveness in any other theatre in the world. And that is just a small sampling of the repercussions of an pull out now action. But the anti-war people do not think that far in the future. They live in the past, like Jane. We HAVE to stay in there and see the job done. The war may have been wrong, but it is done now…so now we need to concentrate on what we can do in the future to make things right, and pulling out to leave a collapse is not the right thing to do.

    2) I have no problem with protesting and voicing an opinion. But I wonder out the 100’s of people that were out there, how many of them expressed their opinions at the voting booths? Statistically it is around 60% for this past election, and less for most of the Congressional elections. The power of the people is not just in your ability to go out and wave a sign in front of the Captiol or White House about how you feel things are wrong. The power of the people is in the ability to remove people from office when they are not performing properly. And if the election does not go your way, then you work harder at trying to convince people your way is better so that next time around you can get the vote. The power of the people is by letting their elected officials know how they feel, either individually or in groups. If your elected official is not doing his or her job in representing his constituency then it is up to the those people to remove them from office and get someone in there that will. We whine and complain that politicians are corrupt and doing things that are the interest of lobbiest, well get off your duff and do something about it, write them a letter, vote against them next time around. Tell your friends and family and have them vote against them, etc, etc, etc. That is the real power of the people. As it stands you said those folks were mainstream. Which mean about 40 out of 100 of them sat out of the last election. They did not express their right to have a say in their government where it really counted. Instead they decided to burn a day from the labor force and go to DC to feel they had done their part in the fight against Bush (face it is against Bush and nothing else), instead of taking it to the polls where it really mattered.

    Our goals as a nations should be to stay the course right now in Iraq and get that country on a progressive track towards becoming a truly independant nation, able to have tolerance and free from mass violence. And our goal should also be to keep our government in line by letting the politicians know what we think at the polls, and through letters and other avenues of communication…not as a headline on CNN. (which is another topic altogether)

    Sincerely

  7. muldrake Says:

    I guess I’m a little slow, so maybe someone can explain it to me, like I’m a 6 year old.

    I don’t understand why Penn, Sarandon, and Robbins, not to mention Hanoi Jane, feel that they know any more than the average American, about what is going on in the world, in the war, in our country.

    Do they understand Uncle Tom from Iran is shouting “death to America”, while stockpiling his nukes. Do they get that if we pull out of Iraq now, Iran will take over. For a full understanding of what that means, Google Eisenhower’s Domino Theory, and you’ll get the idea.

    Except now, the dominoes consist of a bunch of radical nutjobs who are praying for Armageddon.

    Where are the Jack Bauer’s of the world? We could use a couple of them right about now.

    Why don’t these liberal morons root for our side for a change?

    TMS: Uh, Muldrake – you answered your own question with the phrase “liberal morons.” They can’t see beyond their own self interests.

  8. Greg Laden Says:

    Here’s my take on Hanoi Jane:

    http://gregladen.com/wordpress/?p=224

  9. Al Says:

    Hi Carol,

    I read that also, but it just didn’t register.
    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Keep up the good work.

    Al

  10. The Emperor's Lost Moderate Voice Says:

    The Neocons have hijacked the entire Republican Party – which USED to be my political party. No more. The GOP is now completely unrecognizable to me. There is no longer such a thing as moderate voice.

    King George has destroyed and divided this country, and is on the path of destruction of the entire world — this despite the voice of opposition from vast majority of civilians, and with absolutely no regard to nation and international law(s).

    The Emperor has no clothes!

    To all the blind little mice – do yourself a favor and find out what is really happening underneath your blinders.
    Google all of these terms seperately and put the pieces together:
    – Neocons (Neoconservatives)
    – PNAC
    – AIPAC

    God Help us all.

    TMS: “King George”? Give me a break. The dems are the ones who have gone so far left and so far negative that they can’t see the whole picture because of their irrational hate of George Bush. The “blind mice” are the dems who follow the liberal party line and talking points like liittle programmed robots.

  11. K Says:

    Some of the comments above, including the original post, are the reason the rest of the world thinks you people are dumb.

    And, for the most part, they are right.

    Quick question. How many war victims are you counting by now? How many soldiers dead? Weekly.

    And don’t you think your blind violence will only provoke further attacks on America? Who are you helping? ‘Cause it ain’t yourselves.

    Good luck!

    TMS: It’s always amusing to me how the supposedly tolerant left are so quick to call people who don’t agree with them “dumb.” Another amusing thing is how you refer to our “blind violence.” The violence is coming from radical Islam. We are working to restore peace.

  12. Jeanie Says:

    Get Real Jane Fonda is a zero, she does what she is told to do because she has such a low opinion of herself.

    Marching with Sean Pean, Susan S. and others—-are not the brightest of the bright – there are like two years running with a pack they have no idea where the leader is going.

    One more brain cell of good thinking would add up to one

  13. Hannibal Isis Says:

    Anyone who thinks Sarandon or Fonda or any of them are intellectuals must be an intellectual midget themselves. The only Hollywood actor that has an exceptional IQ is Ben Stein, and (SURPRISE!), he’s a conservative. The same league of idiots who made sure we left Vietnam prematurely are now shocked to discover that people may die in a war. As a result of us leaving Indochina, 2+ million were murdered. Let us pray that the idiots are less successful this time.

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