What I learned about the basics of the Green Party

In the end I made it to the discussion on the basics of the Green Party. It’s very hard to recap all that was said, but one of the things that really stuck with me was David Chernushenko‘s notion of majority.

Think about how many people do you know who would like to live in such a way that their children can have healthy lives. Or how many people would prefer to live next to a park, rather than a power plant. We all know people who would like to be healthier, have more time to spend on their hobbies, and have a future to look forward to.

When spring fully kicks in, take a walk around your area and count how many people are traveling on bikes. Or how many are walking, roller-blading, or running. See how many gardeners or baseball players you run into. Now out of those, count how many don’t like to be lied to, how many are sick of half-measures that get them nowhere, and how many would just like to lead happier lives.

These people are already making changes. There are thousands of examples of people who take initiative and make a part of their life a little better. Now imagine those people looked around and realized that they are the majority. No status quo would be strong enough to withstand their will.

So this is where the party is. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re politically involved, if you care about the future you’re already part of the movement.

There is no ideology or dogmatism involved. We don’t think we have all the answers, but we think they’re worth looking for. Most of us are not politicians, we’re people who know that humanity is smart enough to do better.

We are the majority. We make the world a better place for all of us, and we have fun doing it.

Welcome to the party.

2 responses to “What I learned about the basics of the Green Party”

  1. James O'Grady writes:

    Excellent points. It makes all the difference when you look at it from that perspective.

  2. Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu writes:

    Inspired writing, Barbora. Thanks for going and making note of this event. I was sorry to miss it myself.

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