Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Ideal Candidate.
What is happening in the world is that the media is creating fear of a threat to public safety (real or imagined) and then the right-wing political machine puts forward the strong candidate who is the only one who can defeat the threat and make people feel safe.
This is one way of winning power.
But there is another way.
And that is to win the hearts of the nation.
If a leader can touch the hearts of men and women in the way that Gandhi and Nelson Mandela did then we can achieve what now seems impossible.
Ironically this involves lessening people's fears and challenging our stereotypes and prejudices.
Such leaders would not listen to the minders who tell them they are unelectable.
The world is crying out for such leaders.
Leaders who will bring integrity and idealism back into politics.
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