I am writing to tell you what I think. I will not only write to you, but I will write to every organization and publication that considers itself “progressive”. I shall be prolific in my writing, writing the same thing over and over again. I may make some enemies. I may, hopefully, finally convince some people.
I think that the time of the Democrat and Republican should cease.
We saw, in 2004, a candidate for president from The Democratic Party whose views on almost all issues were almost exactly in synch with those of George W. Bush.
Senator Kerry’s views did not line up with those of true progressives.
He supported our invasion of Iraq on many occasions. Yes, there were those occasions on which he opposed it, I admit.
He never spoke to minimizing the adverse affects that organizations such as the WTO and GATT have on third world countries.
He never spoke to the affect that agreements such as NAFTA have on the American worker.
He spoke in broad terms of “improving health care”, but did not support the true progressive view of single payer health insurance.
He opposed the rights of gay men and women to marry, although he supported “civil unions”. Such was the same with John Edwards.
Democrats and Republicans are merely pawns of the true government of the world, The Corporacracy.
It’s almost too late, but progressives must begin today, the moment you finish reading this letter, to begin to support the obsolescence of The Corporacracy, i.e., The Democratic and Republican parties. They are two arms of the same party.
We can say that, since we have a Republican Administration, a Republican Congress and a Republican Supreme Court (despite the fact that it’s supposed to be non-partisan), we have a one party rule in the former United States of America.
However, I say the Republicans and Democrats don’t really care if they win or lose elections. Look how quickly John Kerry conceded the election, in spite of possible voter fraud.
The members, especially on a national level, of the Republican and Democratic parties are quite wealthy to begin with and most have inherited their wealth and not earned it.
Republicans and Democrats know that they have no less than an 50/50 chance of winning any election, no matter what the polls show. That’s because they’re the only game in town.
If Republicans look as if they’re in trouble, they’ll lean a little to the left. If the Democrats look as if they’re in trouble, they’ll lean a little to the right. The latter has happened in elections beginning in 1992.
However, once they get into office, they do the bidding of those who put them there, large global corporations.
It’s time that true progressives discarded this game that’s played every two years and began supporting true progressive candidates. You won’t find true, progressive candidates in the Democratic and Republican parties. They are the same, no matter what they say during any given campaign.
In discarding The Corporacracy, true progressives must turn to another organization, if Diebold allows it.
I am a registered Libertarian, but I think that the best organization to which progressive publications and organizations should turn is The Green Party of the United States of America.
Let’s all of us progressives begin today to put all of our efforts into getting Green Party candidates elected in 2006 and 2008.
This means that progressive publications and organizations should rescind their support of The Democratic Party and begin to cover the Green Party with vigor and aggressiveness.
This means progressive publications and organizations should cease being Democratic Party apologists and support, with the same enthusiasm and temerity with which they supported a candidate that didn’t even represent progressive issues, candidates of The Green Party of the United States of America.
There won’t be much corporate money with which to work, hopefully none, so there need to be fund raisers nationwide, phone banks and all of the activities that were behind the support for John Kerry.
This support needs to begin now, as soon as you finish reading this message if you, indeed, read it.
As I mentioned, it may be too late because I’m sure that the Diebold virus will spread across the nation like wildfire. Elections may be determined before anyone even casts a ballot.
But, if there’s a chance at all, it does not rest with the Democrats or Republicans. At this point in time, it looks like we should get behind the Green Party and create a legitimate second party.
Please let me know that you are going to help.