By Ted Becker
For about 35 years now, I have known that there is a natural alliance between the ideology of the American far right, particularly the Libertarians, and the ideology of the Green Movement in America…which aligns with those who call themselves “progressives.” If only these rather significant political groups could see beyond the confines of their ideology and come together merely on their common ground, they would instantaneously attract the vast majority of the alienated American middle and working classes to their program or “platform.” As for the differences, put them aside for a while.
Ralph Nader Vote Green 2000
Could this actually be happening today? Well, for those of you who don’t know, Ralph Nader—the lifelong opponent of American corporatism–ran for president of the United States in 2000 as the nominee of The U.S. Green Party. He received tens of thousands votes in Florida and there can be little doubt that this was a major factor that caused Al Gore to lose that state and the election to George W. Bush. So, third party politics, once again in American history, showed that it can be a major factor in U.S. elections at the national level.