Pardon my crudeness, but, well, anything less would just be untrue. Imagine this: You’re a little kid, and your dad has been called overseas to serve in A WAR. You don’t really know what that means, but you know it’s very serious, and that dad will be gone for a long time. Worse still, you’ve heard that sometimes, in wars, people can die. Even big, strong soliders, like you dad. You tried to ask mom about this, and she tells you that everything will be alright, but you notice that, even though she says things are fine, she sort of looks away when that subject comes up, and seems a little bit quiet for a while afterwards.
So, you’re a little bit sad, you miss your daddy, and you feel a little bit scared to boot. But, it’s Halloween, and you’re a little kid, so you’re mostly able to put it out of the way and focus on candy and costumes. Plus, you get a special treat this year; the President (who you understand is a Very Important Person) has invited you to visit the White House to get candy this year! So you put on your costume and get your candy bag ready, and you wait in line in eager anticipation of shouting “Trick or Treat!” to the President of the United States. Then, while you’re waiting, you see this:
Dressed as ‘zombie soldiers’ killed in combat, ‘ghosts of war victims,’ witches and healthcare fairies, members of Code Pink menacingly paraded in front of a captive audience of children one block from the White House, who waited along the sidewalk in front of Decatur House just off Lafayette Park for a Halloween party hosted by President Obama. Last Saturday, the President hosted several hundred military families for trick or treating. Also invited were children of White House staff and about 2000 children from eleven D.C. area elementary schools.
In a press release published at their website, key Obama ally Code Pink – a group co-founded by one of Obama’s top funders Jodie Evans, announced they were targeting military families for what can only be called psychological abuse by conducting a macabre protest of the war in Afghanistan as the families waited in line to enter the White House grounds.
Is this going to convince anyone to change their minds on the war? No. Is this going to save any Iraqi or Afgan lives? No. Does this serve any purpose other than emotionally abusing a bunch of innocent kids and proving that Code Pink is fully cowardly attention whores who get their rocks off doing it? Not a bit.
Bunch of fuckin’ assholes. (Obligatory pre-emption to anyone who wants to accuse me of not supporting free speech: I never said anything to suggest that these jackasses should be prevented by the force of law from performing their crap. But there are similarly no limits to my freedom of speech to call them out on it.)