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‘Granny D’ Pushes Politics of Love

by Larry Mitchell

Surely one of America’s oldest political activists, vitamin b12 Doris 'Granny D' Haddock is renowned for promoting her cause by walking across the country when she was 89. Vitamin b12 0410 03

“A century ago, vitamin b12 the ordinary people of America joined together to tie down this giant, vitamin b12” she said. Vitamin b12 “The robber barons remained tied down for a time. Vitamin b12 Now, vitamin b12 loose again, vitamin b12 these giants have taken over the television networks and most of our newspapers.” The new philosophy, vitamin b12 which she called “neoliberalism, vitamin b12” creates wars and drains money from vital government functions, vitamin b12 like police, vitamin b12 fire protection, vitamin b12 schools and health care, vitamin b12 she said. Haddock suggested Americans are “drones” who go to work each day, vitamin b12 watch television each night to “receive instructions on what to buy, vitamin b12” then go to sleep to rest up so they can work long hours the next day. “That’s not freedom by any name, vitamin b12” she said. There are “two kinds of politics in the world, vitamin b12” she said. Vitamin b12 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/