Democracy, like the environment, is fragile

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized


I wanted to write a nice little piece to accompany this video from Jill Stein but, you know, I’m just too out of sorts with myself to do it.

I’ve just read a report on deforestation and I can’t … well it’s as if I’ve just developed arthritis. It’s as if I can feel the Earth itself reeling from the various assaults on all that is green or blue or brown or in-between. It’s dizzying and it’s painful. Almost like a seizure.

We know the ship is in trouble and yet, somehow, instead of heading to port for repairs, we increase the engine speed and head for deeper, more treacherous waters.

We’re also losing our democracy, which is perhaps even more fragile than the environment. On top of the Patriot Act, on top of voting machine rigging and on top of voter I.D. laws excluding certain voters in some states, the presidential candidate debates are exclusive of third-party candidates.

Apparently don’t want to fix the problems or even to stop from making them worse; we don’t want to discuss the problems; and we don’t want anyone else to discuss the problems, either.

Here’s an interview with Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein following the U.S. Europe Green Summit.Here’s an interview with Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein following the U.S. Europe Green Summit.

Here’s a speech by Dr. Stein about building a sustainable energy infrastructure and putting a halt to nuclear power production.

And here’s a place to petition to allow third-party candidates to debate.

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