Leaders of state rarely enjoy terms in office that are long enough to really get something new started without committing political suicide.
The necessity to compromise, the skirmishes of party politics, “old white guy” networks, and lobbyists impede the implementation of invigorating and vital reforms for the survival of a society — even in democratically organized states.
What would happen, though, if a presidential candidate called for a total political U-turn during an election campaign, and is actually able to win over the majority of the voters?
Would such an extraordinary recognition of legitimacy tempt the candidate to undermine democracy? Could she, with an electoral mandate and the help of people on the streets, successfully implement policy against the resistance of Congress and the Senate? Could she win over her party colleagues? Or politicians from other parties to support her cause? Or would she have to bend under pressure? Would her vision ultimately be crushed instead by the established powers of politics and the economy?
What would happen if she opposed the current and pervasive mandates of destructive industries and global corporate structures by providing a space for peaceful products and industries which serve humanity as a whole? Why is our money still being invested in the arms industry, instead of the education industry? Why is the flow of funds and investment vehicles unlimited, even though the freedom of working people and others to move and to travel is restricted?
Let’s slip into a dream. May a possible, positive world view burn into the consciousness of all mankind so that we can create a peaceful and just world.