[Marxism] Fwd: What If the Green Party Stopped Being Kooky and Started Getting Real? - POLITICO Magazine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 8 08:40:49 MDT 2016

Hawkins, who has been active in alternative politics for many years, 
says the Democratic Party has abandoned the working class and the Green 
Party, as imperfect as it is, is the only possible vehicle for labor. 
“The Democratic Party ideology is the ideology of the professional 
class,” he says. “Meritocratic competition. Do well in school, get 

They don’t stand all that strongly for people who work a job to earn a 
wage. “The biggest threat to the Democrats isn’t losing votes to the 
Greens,” Hawkins says. “Working class whites say, well, the Democrats 
don’t have all that much for us. And Trump sounds like he’s mad at the 
system. So they throw a protest vote to him.” And the Dems should also 
be worried about “the African-American, Latino, Asian working class. 
Barack Obama got them out twice, but he didn’t do a lot for them, and 
he’s not on the ticket this time.”


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