Tax Wall Street Party: An Appeal to Green Party Leaders and Activists

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From the Tax Wall Street Party’s morning briefing, dated 4/15/15:

AN APPEAL TO GREEN PARTY LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS

As we reported yesterday, Illinois’ Green Party mainstay Rich Whitney penned a forceful Op-Ed in support of Chicago’s “LaSalle Street Tax,” a bridge too far for failed mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia.

Ralph Nader, whose 2000 Presidential campaign stands as a high-water mark for 3rd party politics in post-WWII America, frequently remarked that the Green Party “couldn’t organize a two-car funeral.” Why, with decent, knowledgeable and courageous candidates like Rich Whitney and New York’s Howie Hawkins, has the independent left failed for so long while the radical right has gained an ever-stronger foothold in American politics? It takes a party like the Tax Wall Street Party to crystallize a vision that can galvanize voters to take on a thug like Rahm Emanuel.

One could certainly uncover significant foundation funding and operatives used to keep these parties fixated on petit-bourgeoisie obsessions with environmental and social issues. Or one could simply look at the program of the Green Party, the so-called “Green New Deal,” to understand why Jill Stein is not a household name despite generous media coverage. The “Green New Deal” is no New Deal at all. Despite a few positive demands, it is largely a narrow-minded laundry list detailing the fantasies of radical environmentalism and social politics.

The Green Party’s platform contains references to “fair trade” (though the word “tariff” is conspicuously absent). Certain progressive ideas on taxation and the social welfare are advanced, but these are utterly buried in a swamp of environmental demands that the majority of Americans will find uninteresting or even odious.

The financial transaction tax receives one sentence, while the obsession with the unproven theory of global warming gets the spotlight, decentralizing the electrical grid (one wonders whether qualified electrical engineers were consulted), blocking advanced nuclear power, demanding bicycle lanes while blocking highway repair and expansion, blocking the building of hydroelectric dams even with fish ladders, etc.

Only the Tax Wall Street Party is fighting exclusively for mass-traction economic issues by tilting playing field back in favor of production and away from an economy built on speculation. The Green party continues to experience the “de-growth” of the intellect that it demands for the physical economy. Jill Stein will serve nothing more than her personal vanity until the “Green New Deal” drops its utopian concerns and becomes the real deal for working and middle class Americans. Americans have come to realize that the tyranny of a Green policy of de-growth, de-industrialization, carbon taxes, etc. is nothing more than a bankers’ ruse to ruin America.

6 thoughts on “Tax Wall Street Party: An Appeal to Green Party Leaders and Activists

  1. Tom

    I stopped reading after reading the phrase “the unproven theory of global warming”. It’s a shame that a party that is seemingly strong on economic issues is absolutely clueless on the environment and climate issues.

  2. paulie

    Sounds like Tarpley hasn’t gotten too far away from his LaRouchie roots ideologically, even if he prefers to be the top dog organizationally, thus his “break” with LaRouche.

  3. Andy Craig

    “Nader, whose 2000 Presidential campaign stands as a high-water mark for 3rd party politics in post-WWII America…”

    Except for Perot ’96, Wallace ’68. and Thurmond ’48. Plus Perot ’92 and Anderson ’80 if you count independents.

  4. Green_w_o_Adjectives

    > Americans have come to realize that the tyranny of a Green policy of de-growth, de-industrialization, carbon taxes, etc. is nothing more than a bankers’ ruse to ruin America.

    This is classic Larouche and has been his line since the late 70s.

    Pretty shallow analysis, all told. According to Tarpley, leftist ideas that aren’t his own is either “utopian” or a “bankster ruse”.

    Personally I don’t see much substance in the Wall Street transaction tax…seems like begging for scraps when we should be demanding a seat at the table, via structural reform.

  5. Green_w_o_Adjectives

    But in fairness to Tarpley, he also advocates “nationalizing the federal reserve” and using it to “finance an American economic revolution with trillions in cheap, long-term credit for infrastructure, industry and public needs”…

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