When thinking about my first post for the BRAG Blog, I had a hard time deciding what to post about. Fair Elections; Lt. Ehren Watada; the failure of mass media to serve the people of this country; the Fascist Neocon hijacking of our country; all the LIES coming from the right; specific issues, propositions or candidates in this election cycle? All of these are important issues that we must address, and that I feel strongly about. But when thinking about one – just ONE - thing that represents the greatest, most pressing, most revolutionary subject for a premier post that would best represent me and introduce our new blog in the manner I felt most fitting, I decided on the political party with whom I am registered: the Green Party.
See for yourself what they stand for by reading their 10 Key Values. See how they stand up to corruption and demand justice in the face of a criminal regime by calling for the Impeachment of Bush. This statement from their website indicates their commitment to serving the people of this nation: “The Green Party does not accept donations from corporate PACs or their lobbyists. This means we listen to you instead of big business.”
Finally, think about what it would mean to have more than two parties to choose from. Wouldn’t that be more representative of our incredibly diverse populous, a more accurate reflection of our so-called melting pot? A melting pot where the rich, white cream floats luxuriantly upon the muddy, boiling, toiling cauldron of trouble. Why are the two ruling parties so opposed to other parties participating in the American process that is called the great experiment?
“Currently, the presidential debates are secretly controlled by the major parties, through the private bipartisan corporation called the Commission on Presidential Debates, resulting in the stultification of format, the exclusion of popular candidates, and the avoidance of pressing national issues. The major party candidates never pay a political price for their antidemocratic practices; posing as an independent sponsor, the Commission on Presidential Debates shields the major party candidates from public criticism and public accountability.” – Source: OpenDebates.org
Here is an overview of third parties in the US.
So, while in the coming weeks, months and maybe even years, I will post about more pressing, specific and germane matters at hand, often in support of a Democratic Party candidate or already-elected official, let it be known that I, the mighty Tekstone, see a brighter future where more than just the corporate powers and uber-wealthy are represented… where more than just Heinz and Halliburton hold the stage of American politics… where we the American people have a choice much more profound and pertinent to OUR lives than whether we want to drink Coke or Pepsi. Some days I want an organic IPA. Other days I feel like quaffing a fine red wine. And other days I am perfectly happy to drink Nature’s greatest gift to humanity – the one true “nectar of the gods”: clean, cool water.