U.S. Senate Candidate, Montana Green Party
Face it, we have been ‘buffaloed.’ Our faith in America’s leaders and information has been shaken us to the core. America’s institutions and conventions have now been proven to be unworthy of that faith. This is reflected in the 50% of voters who stayed home in 2016. So-called ‘official media outlets’ have all been shown to be highly partisan propaganda machines. We’ve also been ‘gaslighted.’ A majority of our brothers and sisters feel that they have been cast aside, set adrift, not knowing who, or what, to believe.
Political language – and with variations this is true of all
political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is
designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
– George Orwell
The Green Party and its candidates must speak clearly and truthfully, wherever it leads us.
Statement of Values
Former President Jimmy Carter recently summarized the problem when he said: “… the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”
The most effective way to restore sanity and any sense of trust in government will require that we establish and maintain a powerful, national grassroots movement. We must teach, and learn, and repeat this simple process, leaving no one behind. Each one of us chooses the kind of society in which we want to live by our action(s). We must be that change – leading by example – which we seek.
We are part of all that exists (nature). Our job is to protect the perfect the oneness of all life and love, respect and honor the source of all life. Forests are created from this same source. Like forests, neither are we ‘re-sources’ (property) for corporate profit. Water is essential to all lifeforms. Fish and wildlife habitat cannot be valued in money or all will eventually perish. Management is a fiction of man’s creation (words lacking substance) and by design functions in opposition to nature, in mammon.
Man’s love of money is the root cause of nature’s destruction. Nature persisted without man’s interference for millennia and will endure in perpetuity, with or without man, if we continue to worship the laws of man (money) over the laws of nature.
Justice for All
We shall petition our government to honor its constitutional commitments to equal treatment under the (man-made) law. We, however, must do so with a true understanding of what our government is, how and why it was created, and what limitations that creates for man (female and male), simply trying to live life with dignity, free of discrimination by status, class, race, color, creed or any other “divide and conquer” tactic employed by the state, church, corporation or other agents under state control.
Perhaps if Americans had suffered the direct consequences of war within our borders, we might be more empathetic with those who have suffered our militarily- imposed brand of American ‘democracy’ (Empire). This must change.
We must state clearly that we do not consent to the violence our country brings to other countries and upon its own. This violence is not just felt by our brothers and sisters, but by all living beings in Nature. Our actions, in steadfast opposition, must be carried out with love, without intended mental, physical or spiritual harm to our opponents.