Let’s say that you’re a fan of the Buffalo Sabres, like I am. They’re you’re favorite team. Now let’s say that they’re playing the Nashville Predators, and losing 5-4. Rather than being a good sport and accepting that the Predators are performing better in this specific game, you are furious that Nashville would dare to try and beat the Sabres. Clearly, the Predators should lay down on the ice and allow Buffalo to win. Wouldn’t hockey be so much more fun that way?
This is the idiotic Democratic logic behind their bullshit accusations that Jill Stein or the Green Party are, well, you name it: Russian spies, secret conservatives, Trump supporters, Wi-Fi haters, or even anti-vaxxers. The theme here is the same as your hypothetical shitty Sabres fan: Poor-sport Democrats are angry that the Greens don’t bend over for corporate stooges and right-wingers like the Obamas, the Clintons, and the Joe Manchins of the world.
Democracy Now recently interviewed Jill Stein where she dispelled the notion that she conspired with Putin once at a dinner table.
In a Democrat’s mind, anything that is not a Democrat is a racist, misogynist, religious, conservative Russian Spy who will jizz Conservative judges all over the Supreme Court. These small-brained morsels don’t understand the concept of a political spectrum which ranges from right to left, with the “right” believing in social darwinism and tradition and the “left” believing in community and progress.
Currently, the Democrats are falsely believed to be left-wing, but they are not. Repeatedly, Democratic house members vote for less healthcare, less taxes on the rich, more war, and even an anti-free speech bill that would make it a felony to boycott Israel. Of course, Conservatives and Republicans vote to do the same things and worse – this piece is not a defense of the Republicans or the right-wing in any shape or form.
Many Americans who oppose war and support progressive concepts like universal healthcare and universal basic income find themselves without candidates to vote for or a party to belong to, and don’t be fooled: Anyone who votes for Democrats is pro-war.
Here are the Democratic Senators who voted YEA [to the Iraq War] in October 2002.
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Breaux (D-LA), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Carnahan (D-MO), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Cleland (D-GA), Yea
Clinton (D-NY), Yea
Daschle (D-SD), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Edwards (D-NC), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hollings (D-SC), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Miller (D-GA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Torricelli (D-NJ), Yea
Democrats are also increasingly opposed to women’s rights.
As I’ve mentioned in many of my podcasts and previous articles, there is a way to oppose war: The Green Party. Although I could just link to their platform PDF, I will also quote the summary of their values so that more people can see what a left-wing political party’s ideology is supposed to look like.
Green Party’s Ten Key Values
1. Grassroots Democracy
All human beings must be allowed a say in decisions that affect their lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. We work to improve public participation in every aspect of government and seek to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We also work to create new types of political organizations that expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in decision-making.
2. Social Justice And Equal Opportunity
As a matter of right, all persons must have the opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, any discrimination by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, or physical or mental ability that denies fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
3. Ecological Wisdom
Human societies must function with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture that replenishes the soil, move to an energy-efficient economy, and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in danger. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. We seek a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system controlled by and mostly benefiting the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all.
6. Community-Based Economics
We support redesigning our work structures to encourage employee ownership and workplace democracy. We support developing new economic activities and institutions that allow us to use technology in ways that are humane, freeing, ecological, and responsive and accountable to communities. We support establishing a form of basic economic security open to all. We call for moving beyond the narrow ‘job ethic’ to new definitions of ‘work,’ ‘jobs’ and ‘income’ in a cooperative and democratic economy. We support restructuring our patterns of income distribution to reflect the wealth created by those outside the formal monetary economy – those who take responsibility for parenting, housekeeping, home gardens, community volunteer work, and the like. We support restricting the size and concentrated power of corporations without discouraging superior efficiency or technological innovation.
7. Feminism And Gender Equity (Read my article on how we can fight for equal rights without identifying as “feminist.”)
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as gender equity, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We recognize that the processes for determining our decisions and actions are just as important as achieving the outcomes we want.
8. Respect For Diversity
We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across the human spectrum. We believe that the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles. We encourage respect for all life forms, and increased attention to the preservation of biodiversity.
9. Personal And Global Responsibility
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal wellbeing and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.
10. Future Focus And Sustainability
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or ‘unmaking’ all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions. We must make the quality of all lives, rather than open-ended economic growth, the focus of future thinking and policy.
Read my article on why Jill Stein and Jimmy Dore are not secretly conservative.
Read my article on how we can fight for equal rights without identifying as “feminist.”