Leaving The Democratic Party and Registering with the People’s Party

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.