At last, there’s someone running for President in the USA who is a real inspiration.
A dark-skinned, highly-articulate, insightful politician, with bucket loads of charisma, focused on big picture issues, passionate in defence of the under-privileged and environment – and gutsy enough to take on the most powerful and dangerous vested interests on the face of the earth.
This politician is well-placed to win a Party nomination – although that will not be finally decided before the Party’s convention in the northern summer.
What’s more… she’s a woman.
Haven’t heard of her?
Why would you? Which part of the Australian mass media wants to talk about her?
After all, why would the Murdoch Empire of Limited News give a break to someone who speaks like this?
Why would an insipid and gutless ABC (or SBS, or BBC) cover a politician whose discourse lies outside their cosy, conspiracy-denying, egregiously pro-Zionist and essentially pro-war consensus?
What else is left? The magazines you encounter in the newsagent or at the supermarket checkout? Forget it. This woman’s hairstyle is not favoured as a topic of discussion for the masses.
Indeed, if the mainstream media has its way, there will be virtually no coverage at all of the remarkable individual who, to my way of thinking, is the most credible and exciting candidate for US President in 2008, notwithstanding Barak Obama’s great oratory.
But the blogosphere can and does do better than fake news media, so (perhaps for the first time?) … meet Cynthia McKinney.