and race, in an image-obsessed, still-racist and sexist global society.
- Founding Director Emeritus of the Foundation for International Association andTrade (FIAT), the inner network of the global elite. He is of advanced age, tall, slightly stooped, with anotable mane of white hair framing his chevron-shaped face, as well as possessing sharp cunningand a twisted, thin smile denoting a subtly sadistic sense of humor, all of which he uses todevastating effect.
- Long-suffering life partner of Alethea Seymour, a government translator of NorthernEuropean origin. She is young, short, blonde-bobbed, attractive, animated, outspoken, idealistic andreal. Her honesty and cosmopolitan outlook put her in conflict with current American values -- or thelack thereof.
- a viciously abused Asian child, about ten years of age. She is precociously street-smart,understandably solemn, pretty, and grittily courageous, being willing to expose her own and other children's tragic plight.
Senator Joe McRath
- The hand-picked neoconservative US presidential candidate of the globalistelite, who will provide a foil for those designated to win the campaign. With a military background, heis short, with a bull neck, cleft chin and wispy red hair combed forward concealing his baldness, if nothis vanity. He is aggressive in his expression; this is often mistaken for his being forthright.
Senator Sonorio Djembe
-The hand-picked neoliberal black US presidential candidate of the elite.He is a very tall, lean, erudite, light-skinned mustachioed former basketball star with an eliteeducation. When first seen, he is quietly charismatic, but seems cautious and insecure, thereforemalleable, and always posturing to appear statesmanlike; this changes as the play progresses.
Senator Melanie Bankraft Morton
- Another hand-picked neoliberal US presidential candidate of theglobalist elite, designated sparring partner to Sonorio Djembe during the US national election season.She is supremely opportunistic and controlling, with an ill-concealed shadow side, running largely onher "first woman" status. She is a stocky, porcelain-skinned brunette doing a reasonable imitation of asouthern lady with an edge.
Rev. Mr. Phil Myers
- A respected "progressive" journalist and minister who has secretly been adirector of FIAT for many years. He is quietly compelling speaker, an absolute master at projecting afolksily authoritative but open image of high integrity, when, behind the scenes, he seeks toundermine the very causes he publicly promotes. He is of medium stature, with a round,bespectacled face topped with center-parted silver-blond hair and wears a clerical collar.
Aide to Rockshield
- He is young, ruddy-complexioned, dark-haired, black-suited, slender, chiquelybespectacled, brisk in manner but fair and astute, with more to him than initially meets the eye.
- The mysterious master machinist/technician of the Bluestar Ecovillage; he is slender and nearly seven feet tall with a large bald-domed head, shining blue eyes like deeply set sapphires,wears white coveralls and possesses a masterful mind cloaked with a sweetly humorous demeanor.
Dr. Avram Goldman/Sheikh Faisal Abdullah/Wi Gung Ho
- Prominent international professionalswho are new inductees into FIAT.
Four Congressmen-attending the closed Joint US Senate/House Homeland Security Hearing