We can certainly throughpass this plea to the Greens, but in the final analysis the real issue is that many will not vote at all. In 2016 the Clinton option was so nauseating that many simply stayed home. Trump or no trump such people would abstain rather that vote for a criminal like Clinton. It is not clear that Clinton is really better than Trump, to many, however wrong that seems to many.
I think the Green Party and much of the left should ditch their current ‘party’ spastic politics and fall back to regroup. Consider the Red Forty-eight Group discussed here as an abstraction dealing with the need for a new left altogether…The Green platform is an incomplete fragment and we need a more robust leftist reconstruction. Be done with it, and consider our pathways here.
But I think that lesser evilism is simply another failure. We are in exactly the same morass with Biden. Many vowed to break out of the deadlock Trump or no Trump…Trump is seeding revolution…
Below is an Open Letter from Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Fletcher, Leslie Cagan, Ron Daniels, Kathy Kelly, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert.It takes issue with recent Green Party electoral policy in hopes of engendering a useful public discussion. Hopefully the letter is self explanatory.