Friday, September 08, 2006

Losing Contact With Reality

That should be the name of Cindy Sheehan's new book, not Peace Mom. Peace is far from her. From just the preview on Radar Online, she demonstrates why she really needs some professional counseling, in the worst way.

...the antiwar icon admits she has fantasized about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush, thereby preventing the Iraq War.


This is the kind of hatred that will send a person into an abyss of insanity, if not recognized and treated properly. This kind of hatred will cause her much anguish and will create a very long and miserable life for her, if she does not get a hold of this now. The longer she allows this hatred to ferment in the depths of her soul, the higher the risk she is for a complete mental breakdown and a long-term admission to a psychiatric facility. There can be no peace for her, if she does not submit.

The site also quotes her book as saying:

"Every night I had to restrain myself from taking my entire bottle of sleeping pills instead of just one."

If that is not a cry for help, what is? How many people that have been using her to promote her story, as part of their anti-war agenda, will actually care enough to get her the help she needs to heal?

I ask these questions not to be mean, but because it is becoming very apparent that she has some serious issues that absolutely need to be addressed, before she spins way out of control. She has not been able to grieve naturally, therefore she has not been able to heal properly.

The attention she received from the media last year has largely gone away, based on the original story. That attention was a drug to her. She basked in the limelight, so she could kill the pain. It worked for awhile. But now the story, itself, is fading somewhat and to keep that drug working, she must keep saying/doing more and more outrageous things to capture that same attention. (See: Drug Tolerance)

But as the attention subsides, the pain comes back. To rid herself of the pain, she must deal with the cause of the pain, frankly and honestly. To continue to create more attention in order to kill the pain, only masks the pain, and makes it impossible to heal. Until she comes to grip with these pure and simple facts, she will live the rest of her life miserably, at a high risk for a tragic ending.

2 comments:

All_I_Can_Stands said...

It is sad how she has been so used from the beginning by those who have an agenda and could care less about her well being.

LASunsett said...

AICS,

In a human kind of way, I feel sorry for her. I look at my kids, they are still alive. But, I cannot imagine the pain that occurs when a person loses onem under tragic circumstances.

I watched my mother go through a living hell after my younger brother was tragically killed at 16, 28 years ago. It ain't easy.

I am critical of her, to the degree that she is CHOOSING to allow these people to use her. But in my opinion, they bear the burden of the greater sin. I say this because, they use her in a vulnerable and unhealthy state.

When they have absolutely NO more use for her, she is going to crash down off of this emotional high that all of this attention has garnered her, over the last year. The only people that will be around to help her may very well be the family members that she alienated, when this process began.