The Green party remains a toxic brand the world over

Photo Ross Giblin, copyright Dominion Post, Fairfax.

Photo Ross Giblin, via Dominion Post, Fairfax.

Kiwiblog highlighted the USA VP candidate’s views

The Daily Beast has an article on Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party candidate for Vice-President of the US. They focus on his writing for a book edited by a Holocaust denier which includes an article by someone who once made a video explaining how Hitler was right!

His Wikipedia page gives us a lot of other insights into him. Extracts include:

  • referring to the US as a corrupt, degenerate, white supremacist monstrosity
  • that Israel has more repression than North Korea
  • the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers was a false flag operation by Israel
    opposed the 2015 Ukrainian revolution as a US supported coup
  • said the shooting down of MA17 over Ukraine may have been a false flag operation
  • said the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls is probably exaggerated
  • says TPP is designed to “benefit a parasitic white minority ruling class”

Thank goodness our Greens aren’t batshit crazy.   Oh wait…

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  • Nige.

    The green movement seems to be quite slow in the USA. All of these crazy types of things were said by Bob Brown in Australia (former green party leader there) and since then the party has tried very hard to come in under the radar and appear to be human.

    Same could probably be said about the crop here.

    • shykiwibloke

      I think their brand is on the wane. Having initially hit a chord with voters, they seem to be stuck on the fringe like a social credit outfit. No matter what they say or do – Joe voter has a fixed view of what they stand for. Might as well rebrand as communist and be honest about it.
      BTW – Act are in the same boat in this country. Time for a new centre-right party brand methinks!

      • Cadwallader

        The present NZ Greenie party makes Social Credit look moderate, sane and electable. In fact unlike the Greens SC won electorate seats before the advent of MMP. The Greens presence in the House is easily the worst outcome of MMP.

        • jimknowsall

          I think it’s a close call between the presence of the Greens and the inordinate influence of the Maori Party which vie for the worse outcome of MMP.

          In fact, the main benefit of FPP is the exclusion of extremist parties of all kinds.

        • WBC

          There is one potential still to be played out with MMP though. If National doesn’t do with NZ First what Labour failed to do with the Greens we could well have a minority outlier like Peters as deputy PM.

          Probably not as painful as having the Greens anywhere near government as he doesn’t actually do anything but still a mockery if it were to occur.

  • Wheninrome

    Idealists with no idea.
    I am unsure of what the green party’s view on obesity is. Perhaps one of their joint persons could give us a hint, or are they experimenting with different types of lettuce and none are up to scratch they are all full of fat.

    • WBC

      I certainly hope they avoid lettuce! It has been shown to be one of the most environmentally damaging crops you could choose to eat.

      Actually, only half joking. Given it gives almost zero nutritional value, the resources and land taken to grow it is wasted at best. Not very sustainable if there’s no return on resource use.

  • JohnO

    If the predicted “maunder minimum” (where there are no spots on the sun) occurs in 2020 and that leads to a 30 year mini ice age then the Greens have a problem. Suddenly CO2 in the air warming the planet slightly and increasing plant growth is a good thing. The increased cold could lead to fall in popularity for Invercargill.

    • R&BAvenger

      Already has twice in June this year…. From link above

      “The Maunder Minimum, named after solar astronomer Edward Maunder, lasted for a brutal 70 years and was so cold the Thames froze over.
      A slightly less intense ice age-like period called the Dalton Minimum — after British Meteorologist John Dalton — arrived decades later and lasted from about 1790 to 1830.
      “If history is any guide, it is safe to say that weak solar activity for a prolonged period of time can have a cooling impact on global temperatures in the troposphere which is the bottommost layer of Earth’s atmosphere — and where we all live,” Mr Dorian says.
      Mr Dorian’s findings back research by professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University, who warned that a predicted sharp decline in solar activity between 2020 and 2050 was a sign another ice age was coming.”

      Only 4 years to go!!

      • PersonOfColor:WHITE

        The solar cycle data has already fallen off a cliff and the probable La Nina later this year will be a bit of a shock….no need to wait. sunspots

  • Keyser Soze

    NZers like to think of ourselves and NZ as ‘green’. If the Green Party were actually green and had a strong pragmatic environmental focus they would probably have been a part of every Government since MMP began. That may not have been a bad thing for NZ. Instead, they insist on being the vehicle for every crackpot SJW cause. While that is the status quo they will forever live on the political fringes.

  • jimknowsall

    Green Party politics, wherever it exists around the world is toxic because of their watermelon nature. Green and environmentally minded on the outside. Red and hard left socialist on the inside.

    Why can we not have an environmentally minded conservative party? In many respects, the two ideologies of being a custodian of nature and having old-fashioned values go hand in hand.