Who the hell do we think bankrolls the Tea Party? It is the same banking eminence grise that owns the rest of us, including the Democrats.
The bankers keep control of society and wars whichever of their candidates win.
Forget Martin Luther King condemnations of predatory capitalism? Forget Rev. Jeremiah Wright's denunciations of his nations' criminal acts under ex-parishioner President Barack? Back Obama and 'his' party, not an honest alternative?
See your to TV anchors and commentators entertainment of another interesting 'important' election for America to decide Donkey or Elephant for exactly the farce that it is.
"The Green Party is both movement and party, both global and grassroots a global party based on shared commitments to nonviolence, social justice, grassroots democracy, and ecological wisdom that has inspired people around the world to organize in their communities. In the United States, the Green Party's key values also include decentralization, community-based economics, respect for diversity, gender equity, global and personal responsibility, and future focus. It's hard to imagine a progressive who would disagree that public policy based on these values is exactly what we need in this day and age.
For the various movements that have been pouring their energy into the Democratic Party and getting little in return but a combination of excuses and disrespect, the Green Party's platform is like a breath of fresh air after years of imprisonment. The labor, environmental, peace, women's rights, LGBT, immigrant, minority, and civil liberties movements, as well as all Americans who want to return government to the service of the people all would be much better represented by the Green Party than by either the Democrats or the Republicans.
Green candidates pledge not to accept contributions from corporations, their PACs or their lobbyists, meaning that when Greens are elected, they are beholden only to the voters. Because Greens recognize the fundamental contradiction between their worldview and the corporatists', they police their own party for behavior that could lead to conflicts of interest. Progressives would do well to build a party that is independent of corporatist influence, rather than try to take over a party that is not only infested thoroughly with corporatist influence, but has shown much more willingness to fight progressives than to compromise with them.
The Green Party is not only interested in winning power for itself Greens want to win power for Americans by democratizing our obsolete, insular political system. Greens support electoral reforms such as instant runoff voting, proportional representation, independent redistricting, and abolition of the electoral college; campaign finance reforms like public campaign financing, free airtime for all ballot-qualified candidates, and abolition of corporate personhood; ballot access reform to overturn laws that place an unreasonable burden on citizens' right to run for office; and other needed reforms such as expansion of initiative and referendum, open debates, and fully verifiable voting systems.
Voting Green accomplishes a number of things for progressives. It shows that you are party of a growing progressive bloc that will vote only for candidates who refuse corporate money, and that you refuse to let your vote be taken for granted by the corporatist, militarist duopoly. It shows that you support democratic reforms to America's broken political system, and that you will no longer be complicit in a system that gives voters the illusion of choice in return for the myth of consent. It also exposes the critical flaws in our electoral system and creates the opportunity to raise awareness of alternatives. Most importantly, by voting Green you help to build a party that offers real hope and real solutions, not only for the deep-seated problems of American politics, but for the whole range of problems that face humankind and the planet that is our only home.
For the Green Party to succeed in the United States, it is imperative that Greens build from the grassroots up, which means community organizing and campaigns at the local level, where Greens can and do win. At the same time, campaigns for federal and statewide office have been more successful than lower-level campaigns at raising awareness for Green Party positions and building the party. In fact, many states require the Green Party to get a certain percentage of the vote in statewide or federal races, or to register a certain number of voters statewide, in order to retain the ballot access that makes local success possible. Even those progressives who don't support the Green Party at present should realize the vital importance of allying with Greens to push for electoral reform, campaign finance reform, open debates, and repeal of restrictive and discriminatory ballot access laws."
A Progressive's Case for a Green Party Strategy
Compare the Green position on issues with those of Democrats and Republicans:
If there is no Green candidate for a particular office, how about considering other grassroots independent candidates?
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