This is an excellent point.
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“And it’s long-time professional liberal activists, David Swanson and Medea Benjamin,” Code Pink, and the reason? “It’s because Obama is black,” and they’re cutting him some slack because he’s black. “As President Barack Obama launches air strikes in Syria, anti-war activists are frustrated that he is getting a pass from groups traditionally opposed to military intervention.
“According to the Washington Post, only 22 anti-war activists protested near the White House this week, and ‘it was the latest display of how Obama has neutralized the left.’ Left-wing activist David Swanson, ‘who voted for Obama in 2008…’ told the Post that ‘if George W. Bush were launching wars with Congress out of town, oh, it would be flooded,'” and San Francisco’d be flooded.
If this were Bush doing this with Congress out of town and without a declaration of war and without a sign-off on from Congress, you would have seen the streets flooded. But we’re not seeing the streets flooded. “[L]iberals give Obama a pass because ‘he’s more eloquent, he’s more intelligent, he’s African American, he bills himself as a constitutional scholar.'” I kid you not.
This is how disingenuous and insincere the peace movement really is. It’s how disingenuous and insincere the anti-war movement really is, if all it takes to get them to shut up and sit down is you just have to make it look like you’re smart, be eloquent, look like you’re more intelligent than Bush, and be African-American. If you are able to pull that off, the peace movement will not protest for peace.
You can go out there and kill anybody you want. You can drop bombs anywhere you want, and the peace movement will sit on its collective butt and let you! “Medea Benjamin of Code Pink said ‘the black community is traditionally the most antiwar community in this country,’ but Obama has ‘defanged that sentiment within the black community, or certainly voicing that sentiment.'”
So that’s why. It’s not as though we didn’t know, either. I just wanted to get it on record from their mouths. They’re the ones who are telling us that the whole peace movement is political, like everything else they do. It isn’t really about peace, and they’re really not worried about collateral damage. All they want to do is disrupt and damage Republican presidents.