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Forum Post: Cynthia McKinney: My Country Has Been Hijacked

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 4:35 p.m. EST by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC
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"My Country Has Been Hijacked"

Munich Peace Rally Speech

By Cynthia McKinney

Posted February 10, 2010



Thank you for allowing me to come from the United States and participate in this rally for peace.

My country has been hijacked by a criminal cabal intent on using the hard-earned dollars of the American people for war, occupation, and empire.

As a result, the national leadership of my country, both Democratic and Republican, became complicit in war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.

As a Member of Congress from the Democratic Party, I drafted Articles of Impeachment against George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice. Later, when Democrats voted to support more war rather than take care of the needs of the people, I declared my independence from them and all national leadership; the Green Party nominated me to run for President, which I did on a platform of truth, justice, peace, and dignity.

I watched as Candidate Barack Obama came here to Germany to speak. I saw tears on the faces of many in the crowd who believed that, finally, there was something worth believing in again. That America had turned a page from its evil playbook that had so outraged and disappointed the world. That good was finally about to triumph over evil.

I know that beleaguered people all over the world, victims of cruel and deadly military, economic, imperial policies finally could believe in hope and change. And America could be believed in again.

Everywhere I went all over the world there were pictures of Barack Obama, slogans “Yes, We Can,” and the words “Hope” and “Change” plastered everywhere.

And after eight years of George W. Bush, Barack Obama seemed to be the man the world was waiting for.

So when the Candidate became the President, we held our breath in anticipation.

That torture and rendition; spying on innocent, dissenting Americans; war and occupation; crimes against the U.S. Constitution and crimes against the peace would end and that the United States would finally join the community of nations.

Sadly, one year into the Presidency of Barack Obama, that is not the case.

On our front door step we have witnessed U.S. complicity in the overthrow of President Zalaya in Honduras and the hostile takeover of Haiti by 20,000 troops with guns sent in when the devastated people needed food, doctors, and heavy lifting equipment.

President Obama is expanding U.S. troop presence in Colombia, threatening the people’s gains in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

President Obama has drones killing innocent people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. And Administration lawyers are trying to figure out how to legally kill U.S. citizens. You even have U.S. assassination teams on German soil!

Sadly, President Obama is guilty of every item I cited in my Articles of Impeachment against President Bush.

Both Tony Blair and President Obama justify war in Afghanistan by citing the tragedy of the September 11th attacks in New York and on the Pentagon. But my government has not told the truth about what really happened that day. Just like they lied to start a war against Iraq.

So what are we to do? Let us work together on behalf of truth, justice, peace, and dignity. I will struggle in the U.S. and I will struggle with you:

Not one more dime for war.

We can’t give in and we can’t give up. We must take our countries back.

International Peace Conference, Keynote Address

By Cynthia McKinney

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[-] 1 points by rockyracoon2 (276) 12 years ago

amen. blessed are we for strong, clear minded and articulate fellow humans like Cynthia McKinney

[-] 1 points by BrighterFuture (13) 12 years ago

I love Cynthia McKinney. She's very bright & articulate. She's a supporter of Muslim-American Minister Louis Farrakhan's endeavours to get people out to the voting booth, end black-on-black crime, & get young African-Americans & people of color away from gangs & drugs. Cynthia & Min. Farrakhan's altruism is greatly underappreciated & ignored by the racist media.

[-] 0 points by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

I guess I don't fully understand why it matters if it's "people of color". My stepfather's grandson just killed himself because he couldn't get off drugs. He was pretty much a white American. I think he was 1/4 Jewish, if that matters.

There are a couple issues which I believe are relevant in this context.

Voting irregularities and injustices. It is apparent that recent elections have been rigged. In particular, blacks have been unjustly excluded or have had their votes miscounted.

The CIA and Bush Mob run the States side of the illicit Drug Trade which contributes to extreme violence among the disenfranchised, the imprisonment of otherwise good people, and the destruction of countless lives.

[-] 1 points by thrasymaquo (4) 12 years ago

everything Cynthia said is true- ------------------------------------------------ but people only believe what the controlled media has conditioned them to believe-- training web page http://tinyurl.com/7rvpv43 thrasymaque

[-] 1 points by theCheat (85) 12 years ago

Cynthia is a race-baiting, ignorant whore. Her district, that she represented is full of morons who's main purpose is to vote themselves a piece of the largess. The current occupant of the seat she held is Hank Johnson, remember him? He is the ass-hat that questioned a general and voice his concern that Guam might "flip over". If you listen to her then your IQ is right at the imbecilic level.

[-] 0 points by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

Seems more likely that you are describing yourself than her.

[-] 1 points by theCheat (85) 12 years ago

you did not live in her district, I did and as a white person there was no time for me in her eyes.

[-] 0 points by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

I can believe that a bit. I know about ethnic polarization. I grew up in Prince George's County Maryland. Not the worst place for ethnic strife, but there was always some tension. I suspect McKinney is a lot more open minded. There is also a chance that you may not have done all you could to bridge the divide. I can tell she's a good person. We all have our failings.

McKinney is one of the few members of Congress to actually question the 9/11 Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT). Curt Weldon was another.

Be careful about having your perceptions manipulated by the MSM. What I've seen of McKinney is a woman who speaks Truth to power. I respect that.

[-] 1 points by theCheat (85) 12 years ago

Her and her daddy (state senator Billy MCkinney) are 2 clowns in a circus. Daddy had a tendancy to threaten violence against those that disagreed and he is corrupt as they come. She takes after him. She was well known to arrive at the state of the union address hours, I mean HOURS before it began. She wore brightly colored, ostentatious clothing and would be an aisle bird waiting for the president to come in and then she would hug and squeeze and be his best friend dor a dew seconds; repulsive.

[-] 0 points by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

Hill Billy, you don't know corrupt til you messed 'round in my neck of the woods. Thank your lucky stars and the Mighty Aesir that you have a Blessing such as Cynthia McKinney in your midst. You'd do yourself a big favor to look beyond your shared differences and see what you have in common with her. I guarantee you Cynthia McKinney can fix a mean cherry apple pie. American style.

[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 12 years ago

WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA! --- Join the Revolution - Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( revolution2.osixs.org ) We don’t have to live like this anymore. "Spread the News"


[-] 0 points by BofL (434) 12 years ago

Bullshit AGAIN Rick. Learn it without advice from this shill rickmoss that admits he hasn't even read the book! http://occupywallst.org/forum/rio-tinto-uses-violence-and-threats-and-get-stimul/

[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 12 years ago

As that you again?




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[-] 0 points by fjolsvit (957) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

My pleasure. McKinney is one of the few straight-talkers in US politics.

I don't know if this comment will go through. I've been blocked from posting new threads for 2 hours. I assume I am also blocked from posting comments. I must of pissed in someone's Wheaties.