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    Think Again, Vote Green

    by Leon on 11th May, 2009 at 7:29 pm    

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    1. Silent Hunter — on 11th May, 2009 at 8:12 pm  

      I normally vote Green - But I’m afraid that this time I will be voting for the opposition candidate most able to unseat my current sitting Labour MP - in this case - SNP.

    2. Sunny — on 11th May, 2009 at 10:26 pm  

      it’s definitely a good video!

    3. Silent Hunter — on 11th May, 2009 at 10:38 pm  

      Yes - It is a good video, but getting rid of Labour is all that matters, so I would urge everyone to vote for the candidate best placed to either unseat a sitting Labour MP or prevent a Labour candidate winning.

      This may involve voting for a Green, which would be great.

      We have to vote tactically.

    4. fug — on 12th May, 2009 at 12:10 am  

      vote strategically enough to get a hung parliament in which vince cable becomes the pm through negotiation

    5. Leon — on 12th May, 2009 at 9:47 am  

      It’s an excellent video that shoves a stake through the popular prejudices the Green Party are subjected to. It’s well made, very watchable and has a great strap: Think Again.

      It shows the party are serious (finally!) about power and what they can use it for.

    6. Dave S — on 12th May, 2009 at 8:55 pm  

      Bloody hell, good video. Even as a “vote nobody” anarchist, I’m slightly tempted to vote for them.

      But while they talk the talk, they still aren’t actually radical enough to oppose capitalism and it’s institutions. A slightly reformed, greened-up capitalism is still capitalism!

      Big businesses are considerably more powerful than government, and thus the problems of voting Green are pretty apparent: you can’t reform something that is more powerful than you, does not want to be reformed, and pulls your strings.

      When big business says “jump”, government - even a Green government - says “how high?”

      That is not going to be changed by any politician or political party, because they literally can’t, even if they genuinely want to. They are not in charge.

      Having said all that, the Greens do almost get my vote - they’re better than the rest, but anybody who wants real radical change knows that we’ll never get that by voting for it.

      Even if we had a 100% Green government in power, does anybody seriously expect capitalists to just roll over and give up their power and wealth because the government says so? I’m afraid I find that line of thinking hopelessly naïve.

      You can’t reform your way to revolution, and thus however they frame themselves and however honest their intentions, the Greens can only bring us more of the same.

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