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I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve never been a member of a political party in my life.

This past Saturday, I was invited to hear Bob Rae speak, and while I was genuinely interested in hearing him, I felt uncomfortable being there.  A. I was an imposter and B.  I realized I don’t just want to tweak our economic system, I want an overhaul.

This means I’ll likely never in my lifetime be part of a majority.  I will probably always be in the fray, but as the dissenter, not as someone with power.


But I’ll be in damn fine company.  I’ve joined the http://greenparty.ca/.


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  1. kristi

    I’m not sure you’re in “damn fine company”.

    The Greens have right-wing economic policies – not really a good fit for social democrats – you can do better!


    Nov 11, 2008
  2. I really liked Elizabeth May in the recent federal debates. She almost convinced me to switch my vote, but in the end I voted with the NDP strategically to keep the Conservatives out of my riding. Sigh. We need a new electoral system…


    Nov 11, 2008
  3. @kristi yeah, I know. But, truth be told, I’m not sure how lefty I am economically. I’m looking for a world in which all business must factor in the triple-bottom-line – people, planet, profit, yet not become part of a borg-like state.
    @WoolyWoman I agree, she really impressed me too.


    Nov 11, 2008
  4. NorthEndPete

    @Wooly: I was also impressed by Ms. May this past election. Having voted for the Green Party in the past, but never really knowing what they were all about (I readily admit it was a protest vote), I was happy to see such an articulate, intelligent, charismatic leader at the helm.

    In the rural riding where I live it was a toss up between the Libs and the Cons, so I was tempted to vote strategically (the Con candidate won btw), but I felt it was more important to have my vote tallied up with the rest of the Green votes nationwide.

    We do need electoral reform… but the current government knows full well that it is not in their best interest to do so. Fat chance seeing it bought up as an issue before the next election 🙁


    Nov 13, 2008

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