Killed in Another One of the American Empire’s Illegal and Immoral Wars

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by peace activist, Cindy Sheehanand originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Cindy Sheehan cries before a painting of her son, Casey, who was killed in Bagdad, Iraq in April of 2004

Cindy Sheehan: Today, my precious son, Casey would have been 35 if he weren’t killed in another one of the Empire’s illegal and immoral wars. Obama says that he believes in “American exceptionalism” with “every fiber” of his being because of our violent meddling in everyone else’s business, but on days like today, I not only think of our tragic loss, but of the Iraqi mother who emailed me to tell me that her son died in the same battle Casey was killed in. The difference is, her son was defending his community, my son was “exceptional.” Our mother’s pain is the same.

My Commentary: “Think About it, You Might Learn Something”

Discussing American Government’s Drone Bombing of Civilians

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Never Had a Dream About Murdering Civilians!“…

Rayn: Reality check! Obama is NO MLK!

"I never had a dream about drone attacks on civilians"

“I never had a dream about drone attacks on civilians”

Daniel Sz.: Are you referring to drone attacks on civilians abroad or in America itself?

Rayn: Hmm… Would such a distinction somehow alter the definition of murder for you?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Never Had a Dream About Murdering Civilians!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “TRUTHgasm,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“I never had a dream about drone attacks on civilians”

“I never had a dream about drone attacks on civilians”

My Commentary: Reality check! Obama is NO MLK!

Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Heads to Martha’s Vineyard to Confront Obama on the War

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Peace activist, Cindy Sheehan

Peace activist, Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan Heads to Martha’s Vineyard to Confront Obama on the War:
http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2009/08/cindy-sheehan-heads-to-marthas-vineyard.html

For immediate release:

Next week, Cindy Sheehan will join other like-minded peace activists to have a presence near the expensive resort on Martha’s Vineyard where President Obama will be vacationing the week of August 23-30.

(Read entire press release here…)

My Commentary: While most Americans voted President Obama into the Whitehouse with the “hope” that he would effect real “change,” by putting an end to the previous administration’s falsely-premised, highly illegal wars of aggression & occupation in the Middle East, very few individuals have been willing to take him to task for his blatant failure to make any sort of true “progress.” Then, there’s peace activist, Cindy Sheehan. Unfazed by the “right” and “left” of American politics, she bodly chooses, rather, to focus on what is “right” vs. “wrong.” With the loss of her son, Casey, to the senseless war in Iraq, she honors his memory by making it her personal mission to end our Imperial Adventures overseas, period.

During the week of August 23-30, while Obama’s vacationing @ an expensive resort on Martha’s Vineyard, Cindy will join other activists in letting him know that there’s no relaxing when peole are still dying in our wars! She’s a courageous American, a real Humanitarian & a true patriot!

Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Rates Rayn’s Music and Artwork on Facebook!

Upon my request through Facebook, peace activist Cindy Sheehan listened to my song, “America,” and afterwards, she was kind enough to post a review onto my wall…

Cindy Sheehan: America…awesome song, Rayn…believe it or not, I really like Hip Hop! You are very talented…

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Later that same day, I posted the following artwork on Cindy’s Facebook wall, substituting the word “Iraq” in my original piece (here) for “Afghanistan.” In response, she again took the time to post a response!

Here’s a screenshot of the interaction…

"Be Grateful, Citizens of Afghanistan! America has given you the gift of Democracy!"

“Be Grateful, Citizens of Afghanistan! America has given you the gift of Democracy!”

I want to sincerely thank you, Cindy Sheehan! I truly appreciate your time and consideration!