Oh, *DO* They, Now?!?
John A. Quayle
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Thu Apr 10 01:17:28 MDT 2003
The Green Menace
By <http://22.214.171.124/Articles/authors.asp?ID=1560>Christopher Archangelli
FrontPageMagazine.com | April 9, 2003
Back in the dark Cold War days of 1984 a seed was brought to
American soil. Fallen from the vine of the Green Party in Germany, planted
in the dark socialist earth of the American Left, and watered with rampant
anti-Americanism, the Green Committees of Correspondence took root in 1990
and adopted their first national Platform. By 1996 the Green Party was
formed and the twelve years of growth had created a succulent fruit for the
far-left movement: the watermelon. Green on the outside and red on the
inside, the watermelon became the perfect metaphor for the Green Party with
its deeply Marxist philosophy hidden underneath a thin environmentalist
facade. If only the Greens had a sense of humor they might actually adopt
the melon as their official symbol.
In reality, however, the Greens are not a joke, a metaphor, or an
innocuous party to be ignored. Having captured nearly 3 percent of the
national vote in the 2000 presidential elections under the banner of Ralph
Nader, and having recently captured 170 offices in state and local election
in the November 2002 cycle, the Greens have become by far the largest
independent or third-party in the United States. At last they have become
organized, focused, and bent on conquering the American electoral system.
That is certainly not a laughing matter to anyone on the Right who has even
a passing knowledge of their socialist intentions. And it raises some
interesting questions that will have to be answered if the growing
popularity of the Greens is to be curtailed: what are their plans for
challenging the major parties and establishing a greater electoral base,
and what will they do once they have taken national offices? The answer to
these questions can be found in their party program and in their current,
wholly anti-American, position on the impending war with Iraq.
What, exactly, do the Greens want for the American People? To read
straight from the Program off one of their websites, they would send out "A
call to CREATE and CONSERVE a rich, DIVERSE environment characterized by a
sense of COMMUNITY" (emphasis in original). That doesn't sound especially
dangerous or socialist until you read further and discover that "create"
means to tax into abject poverty to pay for all the new government
programs, "conserve" means to forgo the use of technology or fossil fuels
until everyone freezes to death or starves, "diverse" means rights for all
peoples except white males, and "community" means an enormous government
controlling the now retched lives of all formerly free citizens.
Although this may seem harsh, the foregoing assumptions have been
fleshed out by the Green Party's platforms. So in case anyone doubts that
the Greens have Marxist pretensions, here is just a partial laundry list of
their goals once they have complete control of the government:
1. Forming "citizen committees" to run businesses, schools, and farms and
(ridiculously) forming "Children's Parliaments" where "representatives
elected by students to discuss, debate and make proposals to their city
councils and school boards" can meet.
2. Creating government programs to administer a "free" national health-care
system, a "free" national day-care system, a "free" national
higher-education system, and of course a "children's agenda" which will "be
put in place to focus attention and concerted action on the future that is
in our children".
3. Implementing a state funded
for all families with proposals as high as $26,000 per year for a family of
four and also guaranteed employment by the state.
4. A call for the complete ban on fossil fuels and, for the technologically
challenged, the limiting of new industries and the penalizing of the
computer industry because "the manufacture of computer chips, computers and
peripherals involves a host of chemicals that end up in our water, air, and
5. Passage of a myriad of social reforms including universal, on-demand,
abortion, same-sex marriage, reparations for blacks, (more) "equal" rights
for women and minorities, an end to the "Prison-Industrial" complex,
legalization of drugs and amnesty for drug criminals, and (just for laughs)
full "human" rights for animals.
6. A change in defense and international policy including gigantic cuts in
the defense budget of up to 99 percent, full submission to the U.N. as the
world governing body, admission to the World Court, and "support" for our
dearest friends in
China, And the Greens have freely associated with
Communists and other groups who hate the United States. In instance after
instance, the Greens have joined anti-war groups and radical "umbrella"
organizations in an attempt to promote their anti-American agenda. Examples
* The Green Party affiliation with
<http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=1544>Act Now to
Stop War and End Racism. Not only was the Green Party a coalition co-signer
for A.N.S.W.E.R, but they also helped organize the group's anti-war rallies
and went to great lengths to promote the events by advertising them on the
Green websites. Greens apparently had no problem with A.N.S.W.E.R. being
spawned from the World Workers Party,
group whose slogan is - no kidding! - "We're for socialism."
* The Green Party signed and distributed the petition for
In Our Name) a group of general leftist anti-war types * The Greens
joined with such organizations as the International Socialist Organization,
Left Turn (slogan: "from anti-capitalism to revolution"), the Socialist
Party USA and the Iraqi Peace Fund in becoming affiliates for
Peace and Justice. UFPJ, as FrontPage Magazine has shown, is an umbrella
group protesting against the war and headed by lefty pro-Castro
"intellectuals," who sell bumper stickers proclaiming, "Preemptive War is
Terrorism" and "War Equals Death."
* The Greens are a founding member of the Progressive Politics
Network, the group that spawned the 9-11 Emergency National Network which
was created to oppose the war on terror. P.P.N. includes as its backers
such anti-American organizations as the Black Radical Congress
The last association should not come as any surprise to eagle-eyed
conservatives who know by now that the Green Party is actively pursuing, as
a national candidate for 2004, Miss
Bush Know and When Did He Know It"
The Green Party is deceptive, employing the tried-and-true tactics
of the front groups of old Again, like the Marxists before them, the Greens
use lies and half-truths to conceal what they really represent while
attempting to sway the uninformed. The
movement gives them convincing ideological concealment while providing
maximum electoral exposure. Of all the prominent groups in the peace crowd,
the Greens have the most to gain: they are the only "alternative" party
able to field real candidates. And that makes them dangerous.
So the time has come for the Right to take the Greens seriously
and realize that a viable national party has emerged ready to get in bed
with even the most evil of men to further its cause. With a solid
organization, an electoral strategy, and a Marxist ideology and behavior
that will gain them followers through the "peace" movement, it is time to
expose these "Greens" and allow the American public to taste this
watermelon for what it is - a bitter Red fruit.
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