Late yesterday, Cindy Sheehan announced that she was quiting the anti-war movement that thrust her into the national spotlight after the death of her son in the Iraq War. Like many people before her, Sheehan was used to further the political agendas of other people and also like others before her she did not realize that fact for many years. Whether it is left wing anti-war organizations or right wing anti-aborton groups, both will find and use people in an effort to further there over all agendas.
According to reports, Sheehan has lost her marriage, her life savings and the support of most members of her family because of her blind faith in the Iraq anti-war movement. Extremist in any form are bad and gullible people must look at what happened to Cindy Sheehan and think twice before they are talked into help out any group of extremest. While Sheehan was used by ultra left wing extremist, several years ago people on the far right used Terri Schiavo's parents to further there anti-abortion goals.
To political extremest, the people that get hurt are not as important as the overall goal of controlling other people to their way of thinking. Extremism is all about control of others and most people that become involved in such groups do so because they have a difficult time studying issues in there entirety, so they adopt a simple "one size fits all" scenario and become religious in there belief that everyone else should feel the same way. All extremism is self destructive not only to the cause, but also to the people that chose to follow such activity.
Now Cindy Sheehan has decided to quit the anti-war movement and attempt to rebuild her life. While rebuild her life will be difficult, the people in the anti-war movement that recruited her will not despair about her personal life, but instead they have most likely already forgot about her and they are in search of another hurting mother who lost a son in Iraq to take her place.
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