Throwing out the rulebook

Our survival, both as a country and as a species, will have to involve the development of a cooperative instinct to replace our competitive one. I can think of no better place to start than with this Presidential nomination process.

The Green Party’s renewed dedication to an open and inclusive nomination process should be encouraging to us all. We should also be pleased and impressed with the quality and accomplishments of all the declared candidates this cycle. They are builders, creators, mentors, minds and hearts. I’ll be pleased to support and vote for whomever among them is nominated for President.

And it occurred to me: why need not this process be a collaborative one?

Yes, a nomination is such that one name will represent the Green Party on the final ballot. But that one can be made so much stronger a name through the experiences and perspectives and ideas of all.

Witness over the next year, as the corporate parties’ offerings dig into each other, tear each other down, exemplify everything that’s wrong with America, and then presume to offer the last one standing as any kind of a cure. And ask yourselves if that’s anything the Greens would ever want to emulate.

Let’s show ’em an entirely new way.

Pass the word!
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