Cynthia McKinney On How The United States Creates “S***hole” Countries
Cynthia McKinney On How The United States Creates “S***hole” Countries by Elizabeth Vos – DisObedient Media
In our society, telling the truth is a crime that rarely goes unpunished. Disobedient Media spoke recently with former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney. McKinney has long been a groundbreaking truth-teller who blazed a trail outside the false dichotomy of US political parties before the rise of social media.
Disobedient Media was humbled to speak with Cynthia McKinney regarding her latest book, How The US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries.
McKinney explained that her book includes work from a wide variety of contributors, including former Senator Mike Gravel, Christopher Black, Sami Al-Arian, James Petras, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Baffour Ankomah, S. Brian Willson, Maribel Aponte-Garcia, Kevin Barrett, Alba Carosio, Thomas Cox, Robin Eastman-Abaya, Richard Falk, Edward S. Herman, Wayne Madsen, Danny Haiphong, Charles Onana, David Petersen, James Petras, Alberto Robillato, The Saker, Mark Schuller, Jose Maria Sison, and Keith Harmon Snow.
McKinney told us that the purpose of the book was twofold: to show that there is a broad spectrum of support for peace, and to give people of national repute from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to work together and to get to know each other. She said:
“The composition of the contributors is extremely important, because this book is not only [comprised of] people from the left, or only people from the right: not only Democrats, not only Republicans, even though I think Democrat and Republican is becoming archaic now in terms of identifying people because of the deep transformation within the Democratic Party where you’ve got former CIA agents now running as Democrats for Congress.”
McKinney continued: “The old political schema no longer works, and these [contributors] are people from all kinds of ideological backgrounds. Some of them have been in prison, some of them have been placed into forced exile, some of them sacrificed limbs on their body, in the case of S. Brian Willson, to protest US war policy abroad, and yet they were all able to come together and establish as a fact, that peace has a broad constituency in the United States.”