Date: 31 Jul 2000 00:07:14 GMT From: KayHutchison Bailey <senatornopsamhison.senate.gov> Subject: Senate GOES GREEN, endorses Nader.
31 Jul 2000 00:44:15 GMT It's hard for me to believe that the next president of the United States will be George W. Bush or Al Gore. Both remind me of Hollywood movies that have been focus-grouped to death: they push all the appropriate buttons, but have zero original vision. Both stand for the same thing: corporate-driven business as usual. There must be some way outta here. Ralph Nader is no joker or thief. I think he and the Greens could give Al & George a good run for their money. At 65, Nader isn't running as fast as he used to, and the Green Party doesn't exactly have its platform figured out, but I think they have what it takes to inject a dose of radical democracy into the race. Unlike the two Tweedles, Nader is real, he stands for decency and common sense and he still commands a lot of respect in progressive and activist circles. And hidden behind the rainbow coalition of lefties, eco-feminists and crazies, the Green Party does have some great ideas. It's the only party that stands for the Tobin Tax, true cost markets, media reform and putting corporations in their place. In October, with a fired-up Nader hurling intelligent sound bites into the presidential debates, the whole game show might actually be worth watching. The alternative is the most sophomoric presidential race in American history . . . and the lowest voter turnout ever. I'm putting a GO GREEN - VOTE NADER graphic at the end of all my emails from now on. I'm betting that, between now and November, the American people will wake up to the fact that their sacred democratic experiment has now degenerated into a choice between a corporate-sponsored Republican and a corporate-sponsored Democrat. In these heady post-WTO days, a sudden, massive protest vote against Al & George is entirely possible and Nader would be the most apparent heir. With perhaps less than 25 percent of the people voting, an inspired Nader campaign could grab a surprising share of the action. And even if he does not come close to winning, at least imagine how his campaign might pull together some of the fired-up, post-WTO forces and lay the groundwork for something really visionary in 2004. Download the graphics and help launch an email pyramid scheme to dump the Tweedles! Two formats are available, a magazine sticker (17K) or a Banner ad (5K): Sticker ... http://adbusters.org/magazine/30/nader/tweedles.jpg Banner .... http://adbusters.org/magazine/30/nader/Tweedles.gif Your elected representative, KayHutchison Bailey <senatornopsamhison.senate.gov> Go Green Vote Nader ... http://adbusters.org/magazine/30/nader Donate to The Greens ... http://www.greenparty.org/donate.html The Green Candidates ... http://www.greenparty.org/candidates.html Greens USA Platform .... http://www.greenparty.org/Platform061100.html ======================================================================= What it Means to be Green "At the root of all Green political action is nonviolence, starting with how we live our lives, taking small, unilateral steps toward peace in everything we do. Green politics requires us to be both tender and subversive. Affirming tenderness as a political value is already subversive. In Green politics, we practice tenderness in relations with others; in caring for ideas, art, language, and culture; and in cherishing and protecting the Earth. To think Green is to build solidarity with those working for social justice and human rights everywhere, not bound by ideologies." -Petra Kelly ======================================================================= EqCCcxYj