I accept and embrace that I am a militant by Green Party standards. Whether electable or not, I ask you not to discount the need for militants.
Militants keep you on point. They help you see the big picture when you get distracted by details. Human survival comes first. If we can’t secure that, nothing else matters. Militants help you maintain that sense of urgency, that clear and sharp understanding of the greater peril we all face.
And as the militant candidate — hopefully not the only one — I tell you now: if we’re not electing the Green Party in 2020, we had better be building a Green Army in 2021.
I said that. I meant it. It’ll offend some people, but being offended doesn’t make one right.