Peter Camejo, the Greens, and Independent Politcal Action

Charles Jannuzi b_rieux at
Tue Jul 22 19:20:09 MDT 2003

Gilles d'Aymery wrote:

>>Eli (Stephens) and Charles (Januzzi), if I
understood them properly, consider that makes
sense to work within the DP in view of the current
historical circumstances in the U.S.<<

Eli Stephens replied:

>>To set the record straight, what I said was that I
can understand how some people could take that
position. I do not. I also do not take the position
that the people who do take that position are
necessarily wrong. Perhaps I am. Since there hasn't
been a socialist revolution in an advanced capitalist
country yet, I'd say the jury is still out on exactly
what the correct position (if there is indeed just
one) is. Of course, it's necessary to make
one's best judgement on that question beforehand, not
with hindsight.<<

I'm certainly not advising people to do either. One
could, if they are so enthusiastic, contribute to both
Kucinich and the Greens. I'm choosing to contribute to
Kucinich, knowing full well that I can't vote in the
presidential election and that Kucinich is most
unlikely to get the Dem. nomination, unless there is a
real sense of crisis in the country and the Dems move
left to try and deal with it--afterall, how are they
going to play the nationlism game any better than the
Repugs? We need more troops in Iraq? We need to spend
even more money we don't have on the military?

I think Kucinich makes sense for the world, because
let's face it, the Bush caudillo is very dangerous for
the world, not just Americans. For every US soldier
killed in Iraq, how many Iraqis are dying?

Like the problem with 'bring home the troops'
campaigns. Such efforts too often  paint the military
as special victims of something (combat, evil Arabs,
evil Muslims, wily politicians, conspiracies to
embarass the US military), which they are not. Pretty
soon they'll be wheeling out Iraqi war vets in wheel
chairs to tell us how Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
spit on them or something. And Vince Diesel will be
screaming in rage in some movie , DO WE GET TO WIN
THIS TIME?! Take a sucker's bet and lose at a sucker's
game. I don't think Kucinich is such an awful bet that
I can't risk losing 30 dollars on him.
C Jannuzi


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