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Open Letter to a Broken Green Party

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These are the issues I wish to address first.  Fix the intake processes.  Fix the system so that valuable new members are treated with the respect and care they deserve.  This is job one (a decade late, but hey, I have no standing to start tinkering with someone else's web and organizational structure).

There are a world of artists, creatives, writers, filmmakers, social justice activists, interested people, and they seem to get nothing from the Green Party as it exists today.  It is completely irrelevant to their lives in any meaningful way.  There's zero interaction.  They are not brought in.  They are not invited to participate.  They are given nothing to share.  They are not treated like VIPs.  One might question whether the party actually wants to continue at all?

I write from a place of some frustration, and out of a sense of guilt at having not done more before.  But, of course, I was not technically permitted to do more as part of the party.  I checked a box upon registering to vote.  Then I never heard a peep from the party.  Absolute zero.  They don't actually acknowledge the existence of the little people like myself. 

I could be crafting popular viral videos to promote the laudable Green principles and platform, but there's no direct connection to or involvement with this monolith of an organization, which exists quite apart from average shmucks like me.  So where's the incentive?

Has the party been derailed, crashed and burned?  If so, can it be put back on the tracks?  Should I just forget about it entirely ( I know what the Democrat dittoheads would answer there )?

As the Democrats have become the Republicans and the Republicans have become the black-shirted fascists, one would perhaps long for some alternative to the atrocious national political leadership and their pursuit of empire and unrestricted power for themselves.  You'd think a market exists.  You'd think the American people would like something resembling a choice. 

If the Green Party does not intend to be that choice, then it's time to go somewhere else.  No bull.  Step up.  Final offer.

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Joe Giambrone is an American author, freelance writer and filmmaker. Non-fiction works appear at International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, Foreign Policy Journal, Counterpunch, Globalresearch, , OpedNews, High Times and other online outlets. His science fiction thriller Transfixion and his Hollywood satire (more...)
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