‘Granny D’ Pushes Politics of Love

by Larry Mitchell

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

“A century ago, tendinitis the ordinary people of America joined together to tie down this giant, tendinitis” she said. Tendinitis “The robber barons remained tied down for a time. Tendinitis Now, tendinitis loose again, tendinitis these giants have taken over the television networks and most of our newspapers.” The new philosophy, tendinitis which she called “neoliberalism, tendinitis” creates wars and drains money from vital government functions, tendinitis like police, tendinitis fire protection, tendinitis schools and health care, tendinitis she said. Haddock suggested Americans are “drones” who go to work each day, tendinitis watch television each night to “receive instructions on what to buy, tendinitis” then go to sleep to rest up so they can work long hours the next day. “That’s not freedom by any name, tendinitis” she said. There are “two kinds of politics in the world, tendinitis” she said. Tendinitis 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/