Thanks, Medea, for reminding us of a reality the US establishment wants us ignorant of.
I had a shared experience with Medea Benjamin. In 2000, she ran as the Green Party candidate for Senate against Dianne Feinstein. NBC was holding a “debate” at their offices between Feinstein and the Republican candidate Tom Campbell. As is so often the case, no other candidate was invited.
So we protested out on the street in front. Then Medea says, “Come on in!” So we troop inside to the foyer chanting “This is what democracy looks like.” Medea’s campaign manager then invaded the “debate”, which was being held in an otherwise empty auditorium. She got arrested for her effrointery. And not a word on the news. This is what American “democracy” looks like.
Benjamin invites herself in where the rest of us fear to tread, but where we ought to be.
Medea Benjamin – a remarkable person, and a hero to me.