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‘Granny D’ Pushes Politics of Love

by Larry Mitchell

Surely one of America’s oldest political activists, anaprox Doris 'Granny D' Haddock is renowned for promoting her cause by walking across the country when she was 89. Anaprox 0410 03

“A century ago, anaprox the ordinary people of America joined together to tie down this giant, anaprox” she said. Anaprox “The robber barons remained tied down for a time. Anaprox Now, anaprox loose again, anaprox these giants have taken over the television networks and most of our newspapers.” The new philosophy, anaprox which she called “neoliberalism, anaprox” creates wars and drains money from vital government functions, anaprox like police, anaprox fire protection, anaprox schools and health care, anaprox she said. Haddock suggested Americans are “drones” who go to work each day, anaprox watch television each night to “receive instructions on what to buy, anaprox” then go to sleep to rest up so they can work long hours the next day. “That’s not freedom by any name, anaprox” she said. There are “two kinds of politics in the world, anaprox” she said. Anaprox The “politics of love” and the “politics of fear.” Haddock said she believes in Ghandi’s message that “you have to take on the burden yourself — don’t ask anyone else — you have to do it yourself.” More of the article can be found here: http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/10/433/