This was in the Herald and it had a comment box, so comment i did. I would like to spend a few hours discussing how many levels of wrong this article possessed, but this is all I had time for:
The Bellingham Herald / Local / Working for peace woman’s ‘dream job’
Q: You must have been thrilled when the Bellingham City Council passed the Troops Home! resolution (Oct. 9).
A: Our organization created and sponsored the resolution. Our committee worked with parents of Iraq soldiers to sponsor the resolution to immediately commence the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and leave no bases behind, and to provide financial reparations. We felt it was a great victory. We joined with 107 other cities that passed similar resolutions.
As I said they had a comment box. Here is what I had to say in the time I had to say it:
I’ll try and make this quick. I admire Marie Marchand and other members of WPJC for their passion. I happen to think they are wrong in their actions and are not honest with the local public about who they are and what motivates them. But they are motivated, active and passionate.
Honesty? They won’t say the support desertion, but they support deserters such as Kyle Snyder and Ehren Watada. They say they are for social change and community responsibility when they are really promoting socialism and communism over capitalism. Why not just say it?
In the case of the troops home resolution Marie just stated “Our organization created and sponsored the resolution.”
Why didn’t she say that a national communist organization had the idea 4-5 years ago, and made a toolkit so that groups like ours can just fill in the blanks.
If your socialist and communist ideals are so right for this country, then stand up and proclaim them! Don’t hide them. People like myself will think you are up to no good.
Sometime I’ll have to address the Dudley Foundation. Again probably with their heart in the right place, but again what I think is a poor plan, communism. Anyway, they donate to WPJC, but also the Tides Foundation, which is very socialist leaning and is involved with United for Peace and Justice, Pew Foundation, communist Samuel Rubin Foundation, who in turn is involved with Institute for Policy Studies which invented the troops home resolution. It all gives me a headache. Where was it again that communism has worked out well?