With news that the People’s Party is officially registered in California, I went ahead and changed my party preference to People’s Party.
Let’s face it, the corporate duopoly gave people the choice between a blue racist rapist asshole, and a red racist rapist asshole in 2020. I’m incredibly happy to have voted for neither, and instead voted Green.
If we are to have better choices in leadership, we need to build political power away from institutions that are bought and owned by corporations. As Margaret Kimberley’s column that I linked to yesterday put it:
The government does the bidding of the billionaire donor class
I know electoral politics aren’t the end-all solution to all the issues we have, but I’m optimistic of what a political party without corporate links and a progressive agenda can do.
Ultimately, I dream of a day when we aren’t slaves to capitalism, our planet isn’t on fire, and where all people can live a life of dignity and happiness. My hope is that building a third party of the people is a step in that direction.
Update on 02/06/2021: The People’s Party posted a tweet that disturbs me greatly. I’ll be monitoring this closely to see if I need to change my party preference yet again.