Re: The Green Party (was Re: SOC: Radical Anti-Genengineering)

Date: Tue Jun 27 2000 - 23:41:39 MDT

"zeb haradon" <> wrote:

> I think it's very important to be familiar with the green party's platform.
> I looked at it a few days ago, it's at I was

There's something odd. I did a Google search for "Green party", and the above
site is only sixth. The first is
the national associate of state Green Parties

and the platform there, while not joyous, was rather different than the one at The minimum wage there is "at least $1 more", not $12.50;
there's no mention of a 30-hour work week (which also has) or a
maximum wage; and a single item endorses both citizens bearing arms for
self-defense and the Brady Bill. (Which is not a logically inconsistent
position. It may or may not be disingenuous, but it isn't contradictory, and
pipsqueak parties like the Greens or Libertarians are more likely than most to
follow some form of logic regardless of practical connotations.)
implies that the ASGP is more important than the GPUSA (zeb's link) in the
nomination process.

Now, if you want scary, try
Abolish the military!

But the Green Party of Califonia has its own platform, which calls for
reducing the military by 75%. Radical, and calling for a rather different
international role for the US, but not a priori insane. In fact, the LP might
well agree; less foreign involvement, less pissing other people off, more
reliance on the natural moat.

And to be fair, party platforms tend to be a lot of noise to whip up activists
or make party members feel important.

I think the real lesson I'm taking away, though, is that the Greens are not a
centralized bunch.

-xx- Damien X-)

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