Re: greens for browne

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 21:35:19 MDT

zeb haradon wrote:

> A better idea then volunteering time and money to the Green party to detract
> votes from the Democratic party is to form your own local Green party and
> run for office. You could certainly get more votes doing that then you can
> just campaigning for some other candidate. It also puts you in a position to
> confuse and jumble the Green positions, making the overall term "Green
> party" less meaningful...

This is a helllll of an idea, one that we almost hit on a few weeks ago. There
was once a Green party position that GM is a good thing, since the necessary
amount of food crop could be grown on a lot less land, making more room
for animals, etc. Of course we didnt have much GM tech in those days.

Well, we could form the extro-green party. I have nothing against trees
or whales. The extro-greens could be that branch of the Green party
which believes that laws and governments should never ever be used to
promote any agenda. Rather, our notions should be promoted by
economic forces, which means more high-tech GM crops, so less water
is needed and less equipment and less land, so it saves the farmer money
and makes more room for the PRECIOUS wild animals. I imagine there
are a lotta honest Greens who are squicked by their party's turning
away from high tech solutions. Great idea Zeb! spike

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