Grassroots organizing is the means to channel the frustration, energy and brilliance that has emerged in the national and local scenes, the new populism, the “American Fall” that followed the Arab Spring. With due respect to sympatico people and ideals that flash occasionally in the major political parties, the two major parties have been so “occupied” with and by the undue influence of Big Money, especially since the Supreme Court deemed corporations to be people and money to be speech, that they are largely unresponsive to the needs of real people. They are the servants of their funders.
Since its inception, the real people of the Green Party have studied and discussed and voiced and deepened a vision that reaches beyond the current economic and political structures. The Green Party vision concisely sums up the unifying philosophy, “inspired by four basic values: Ecology, nonviolence, social justice, and grassroots democracy ... human beings should live in harmony with the natural order rather than attempting to dominate and exploit it, or each other ... (and) seek to return to our nation’s original ideal government of, by, and for the people by empowering all of our citizens through direct, grassroots democracy.”
There is so much to share, so much to do, so much to plan, so much future to anticipate proactively. If you feel green, please join the Green Party caucus at the Brainerd Public Library at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.7.
See you there!