May 21, 2010
by Sander Hicks
This Sunday will be historic.
We are talking about starting what will soon become a major political force:
something optimistic, smart, and savvy.
We will win elections. We will change the world.
As many of you saw from my blog, I have left the Green Party. But I learned
a lot there, and it’s time for a new formation.
All good people are invited to an experimental, exploratory discussion and
meeting, chaired by me, Sander Hicks, regarding the founding of a new political
party. The working name of the party is currently “The Truth Party”
but there’s also been some discussion of that name, see below.
WHERE: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, on 2nd Ave and
E. 1Oth Street
WHEN: 6 PM, Sunday, May 23.
RSVP: sanderhicksdotcom AT gmail.com
THOUGHTS ON WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:
I’m not talking about starting a “third party” or anything
marginal like that. I’m talking about starting something that has great
appeal, great politics, smart marketing, empowering culture, and a winning strategy.
The two big parties are going through twin identity crises: neither really
understands what is going on with the global economic meltdown. Neither can
tell you what they believe. So the GOP is doing this little dance with the Tea
Parties, and letting unfocussed anger rule the day. Meanwhile, the Democrats
have become the leaders of a bloody empire with wars too expensive to continue,
with a dollar in decline, and mounting debts too big to service.
But our new party will be different. We are not going to be another “Left”
sect. The Truth movement has taught me the power of organizing beyond the left/right
divide. Now it’s time to take those politics into a new realm.
The mission of the Left is still inspiring: expanding rights, standing for
peace, demanding economic freedom, and ending slavery. We need to smash the
bonds that addict us to war, deception, and the systemic waste of the US Federal
Government. But there are some lessons too to learn from traditionalist, right-of-center
politics: the Bill of Rights is great because it protects our freedoms from
an expanding Federal state.
You can read more of Sander’s thoughts on this at Sanderhicks.com.