reply to post by Cuervo
The website that is provided on the green party, clearly states their goals, in black and white as to what they are striving for. This is not
generalization as would be stated but facts, coming straight from their own mouths. But if more proof is insisted, then here goes:
From their own web site, they are willing to accept
“In response, Greens will strengthen citizens’ influence over the broadcast media, break up the dominant media conglomerates and boost the number
of community and non-profit news outlets, all to fortify the media’s crucial watchdog function and to help create a more diverse and lively exchange
of ideas in America.”
That sounds like censorship to me, and telling the general public what it can and can not report or do. There is nothing to stop a person from
starting their own newspaper, or media company. Like any business, it is in the business to make money, so what happens if it tanks? Does this mean
another bail out or funding for a government controlled and sponsored program, or does the government go in and dictate to the different companies
what it can and can not print?
“We seek the permanent repeal of the veto power enjoyed by the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. “ If ever there was a
horrible idea, that is one of the most out there. The veto power that the 5 permanent members of the UN Security council that has held has prevented
a lot more conflicts that could have been going on all along.
“Our government should establish a policy to abolish nuclear weapons. It should set the conditions and schedule for fulfilling that goal…” Love
that idea, don’t you? A world without nuclear weapons, but there is one small slight snag in that aspect, how do you do it? After all if you
consider that the nuclear missiles are in short a bullet, you can remove the casing, you can dismantle the actual weapon, but what do you do with the
nuclear material left over? That stuff is so toxic, this is one of the few times I am going to say: Not in my back yard. Are you willing to risk
your life and that of your family over that idea?
“Puerto Rican Independence” Funny the people of Puerto Rico don’t seem to want Independence, after all they have been asked a lot in a lawful
vote and every time the people have resounded that they want to remain a territory. Should we go against the will of the people?
But lets get to the political side of the Green parties basis:
“We call for equal representation of women in Congress instead of the current 15% in 2010.” I have yet to see where a woman can not run for
congress, is it to be determined that my vote or anyone else’s vote would not count if it was up between a woman or a man? Is it our fault that
people vote for the candidate of their choice and if it is not a woman, then how do they rectify that?
“The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission should actively investigate and prosecute sexual harassment complaints. Women who file complaints
must not be persecuted and should be protected under federal and state law. We must enshrine in law the basic principle that women have the same
rights as men, and promote gender equality and fairness in the work force to ensure that women receive equal pay for jobs of equal worth. “ And how
does one prove if this goes through one way or the other, or is it to be like the charge of rape?
“Language is often used as a weapon by those with power, and women have traditionally borne the brunt of inflicted injuries. Freedom of speech is
vital to democracy. However, we believe that this freedom should not be used to perpetuate oppression and abuse. “ That is called censorship plain
and simple. Do we now restrict a persons right to the freedom of speech cause it may offend or be considered abusive towards women?
“The community of people of African ancestry whose family members were held in chattel slavery in what is now the United States of America have
legitimate claims to reparations including monetary compensation for centuries of human rights violations, including the Transatlantic slave trade now
recognized by the United Nations as a 'crime against humanity'. As our Nation has done in the past with respect to the Choctaw, the Lakota, the
Lambuth, and more recently for Japanese Americans and the European Jewish community, Reparations are now due to address the debt still owed to
descendants of enslaved Africa We commit to full and complete reparations to the African community of this nation for the past four hundred plus years
of genocide, slavery, land-loss, destruction of original identity and the stark disparities which haunt the present evidenced in unemployment
statistics, substandard and inadequate education, higher levels of mortality including infant and maternal mortality and the practice of mass
incarceration. We recognize that reparations are a debt (not charity) that is owed by our own and other nations and by the corporate institutions
chartered under our laws to a collective of people. We believe that the leadership on the question of what our nation owes to this process of right
ought to come from the African American community, whose right to self-determination and autonomy to chart the path to healing we fully recognize. “
That in the long run is going to pretty much bring back discrimination on a personal level the likes of which will make the 60’s seem like a walk
in the park. No one person in the African American community is entitled to one red cent. They have no right to any money or funds. It is a can of
worms that once it is open then the argument can be made that: My ancestors were harmed during the civil war, thus leading to my being right now so
give me money. And that is just the beginning, where anyone can make a claim and we the people would have to pay. Too many people live out of the
past and hold out their hands, well guess what, time to live in the present. Their descendents and children, grandchildren all have opportunities to
do something with their lives, time they started to recognize that and take the means to do such, rather than live with my ancestors were slaves. Are
they also going to go after the Africans who sold their ancestors to the Europeans?
So there you go, in the words of the Green party, a party that Cynthia McKinney represents. This was not generalizations, but facts as they stated
such. Some good ideas, but rotten structure.