The life of Cynthia McKinney has been a fascinating journey, serving six terms in the US House of Representatives between 1993 and 2007. A former Democrat, she was the first black woman to represent the State of Georgia in the House. She later segued into the Green Party and has now come out on Jeff Berwick’s Anarchast as an Anarchist! This is to say that McKinney believes in personal sovereignty and she finds that Direct Democracy is a great first step in that direction.
The planetary political morass in which we find ourselves can leave us feeling hopeless but listening to this gentle firebrand gives me hope. She informs us that the country of Switzerland has long had Direct Democracy and some may be surprised to learn that Gaddafi’s Libya also had its version of this system, called the Jamahiriya before Obama and Clinton bombed the richest country on the African Continent back into the Stone Age.
McKinney first came to my attention in the early 2000s, during her very vocal and persistent questions for Donald Rumsfeld about the 9/11 attacks and their very suspicious connections to the Bush family’s holdings and partnerships through the Carlyle Group. Her journey toward embracing Anarchy is very interesting, coming from someone who was for years literally in the Belly of the Beast!