22 June 2007


If some of you have been wondering where I've been, I've been posting for the last few months at DailyKos.com... there is a whole lot of stuff there. I have gained the respect of several of the major contributors, and I haven't been kicked out yet.

We will see what happens on DailyKos.com when Presidential season kicks off in earnest. DailyKos.com was a major site of the "netroots" when it promoted Howard Dean's Presidential campaign back in 2003, and so it promotes liberal Democrats. Life on DailyKos.com is good, except now and then I get some right-wing nonsense from the Democrat Right, and now and then Kos or whomever decides to go on a hate-rant against Ralph Nader or the Green Party (which some DKosers think is the same thing, and to be identified with the Boogeyman to boot).

If the Democrats don't want '08 to be a repeat of '04, they're going to have to break the habit of blaming Ralph Nader for elections which were clearly rigged by Republican chicanery. The "blame Nader" rallies which are regularly held on DailyKos.com do little for Democrat fortunes besides discredit the Democrats themselves. Most of their good fortune in '06 appears to be a matter of the collapse of the Republicans.

In the meantime, I haven't heard a peep from the Green Party. Nobody seems to believe in that sort of thing around here, and Walt Sheasby's death seems to have left local Greens without a motivating force. The most favorable political development we might have in this area is an attempt by one of our city councilmembers to open up a community garden. My own efforts in life these days center upon trying to get some decent employment. Frankly, I think the whole of American society is politically adrift. I have no idea what (short of disaster) would give it a direction.

I like DailyKos.com , mostly because I can get a much bigger audience there than I ever could here. There are probably more radical people on DailyKos.com (and people who are more radical, to boot!) than there are in the entire Green Party in the US. (This, of course, is a sign of how big the Democrats are relative to the Greens.) Nobody in the US knows what ecosocialism is, so this is a nice chance to try to win some adherents. I'll try to check in here now and then, though, in case someone not a spammer wants to discuss things here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you're here tending to this site for a moment, I have a question that you may know the answer to. What happened to the Green Alliance? (This Green Alliance: http://www.geocities.com/greenallianceusa/ )
Is it still in existence?

2:49 AM  
Blogger Legume Sam said...

Not sure...

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were you involved in the Alliance originally and along with other members aren't sure? Or are you just not aware of the goings on of the Alliance?

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't a bad idea. I am interested in the Green Alliance if it still exists. You're probably aware of the Green Left UK. More about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Left_(UK)
Perhaps Green Alliance can get some ideas from some of the successes of Green Left UK in building strength.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous legume sam said...

I was originally involved in the Green Alliance, but I have lost contact with the membership. Nobody in my area cares about the Green Party anymore, not enough to hold a meeting.

3:32 PM  

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