As the establishment absorbed this data of despair it stumbled across a wild card in the junior Senator from Illinois. He was a charming elegant young man,a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he had served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a forceful orator. But most importantly, he was black. The latter fact was the heady magic given the systemic racism of American life! And unlike in past American times, the radical idea of a black candidate was opportune, it was in this crisis time for American Power, the outward and visible sign to the world that 'America had changed' inwardly. Hillary, the Heir Apparent of the Democratic Party must be sacrificed! Hillary, the all-but anointed next nominee of the Democratic Party must be sacrificed! Her transparently bitter, Machiavellian power fetish would not sell in this profoundly despairing American moment. Besides, her ambition was undying; she would be the Dem nominee after Barack had pacified the anxious globe. And so the career of Barack Obama as the Leader of a sanitized, better, nobler USA began. Nothing about US global hegemony was changed but the optics.In fact Obama were he to be elected president would cement American ruling-class power. Henceforth the issues of American aggressions would become secondary to optics.
(To be continued)