Why I’m voting for the Green Party in November

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the Green Party’s Party’s Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka are combining genuine social movement activism with an electoral campaign for a Green New Deal—a many-sided program that is much more than just another bit of progressive policy wonkery. It’s an existential necessity for a decent future, one that combines a giant livable ecology-saving program of national and energy and economic reconversion with a giant jobs program and universal health insurance paid for by genuinely progressive taxation (long overdue in “New Gilded Age” America) and massive reductions in the nation’s giant Pentagon System (which accounts for half the world’s military spending). How does any environmentally sentient and peace-advocating lefty not vote for all of that in the current age of savage inequality, rampant militarism, and ever-more imminent eco-catastrophe?

Source: Paul Street: Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming – Truthdig

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One thought on “Why I’m voting for the Green Party in November

  1. I wish that once, just ONCE, the Green party would actually sound intelligent and informed when it comes to the environment and the real causes of environmental destruction — too many humans on this planet, consuming too much. Instead we read this rhetoric from that article: ” … a decent future, one that combines a giant livable ecology-saving program of national and energy and economic reconversion with a giant jobs program and universal health insurance …”

    What the Green Party forgets to do is to stipulate that a “decent future” for the non-humans of this planet requires that the humans stop bloody consuming by at least 60%, rather than bringing everyone up to even a moderate consumptive lifestyle. An “ecology-saving program?” The ignorance of the misuse of the word ecology (it is a science, it is not a place) is an example of why I will not vote for the Green Party of America, not until its candidates understand what “green” means and learns the lessons of the science of ecology, instead of pulling the word from the Basket of Progressive Rhetoric.

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