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Matthew Vernon Whalan – Voting For Resistance, Voting for the Youth: Why the Green Party is the Party of the Future

For younger generations in the United States, it is hard to know how to vote in any way that will accommodate the future. The Democratic Party is not the party of change. This article will analyze three issues: first, how the Democratic Party in the 21st has shown absolute continuity with the Republican Party on major issues, often in rhetoric and almost always in policy. Second, the article will explain some of the only differences between the Democratic and Republican parties. In conclusion, an argument will be made for why the Green Party will be the only safely electable party of the 21st century in America — the only party of any substantial vision and change, since the primary two parties are locked into a cynical servitude to the same apocalyptic corporate agenda. The young must align themselves against this agenda.

The thoughts about the Green Party outlined in this article are not intended to form a prediction but, rather, a recommendation. Furthermore, the Green Party is by no means the only way, or the most important way, to save the future. Much will have to be accomplished in addition to supporting the Green Party, and most efforts toward a safe future will be accomplished outside of electoral politics. However, in light of the Presidential election season and the political stalemate in the United States, this article considers how the Green Party represents the only possibility for significant change within electoral politics.

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