Wednesday, February 21, 2007

An Unreasonable Man

To tell the truth, I think of Ralph Nader as a fascist who wants to remove power from the electorate and place it in elite committees, but it's interesting to see how others regard him.

Anytime any American hears the name Ralph Nader, they automatically think of the past two Presidential elections. Many blame him for taking votes away from the Democratic candidates, which assisted George W. Bush into victory, when he ran as a member of The Green Party and as an Independent. “An Unreasonable Man” shines some historical light on the Man in Green from his beginnings in politics to his choice to run for President in 2000 and 2004....

Supporting Nader [in 2000] were many politically active celebrities (like Michael Moore, Eddie Vedder and Tim Robbins) as well as the public; yet, he was excluded from the public debates since he wasn’t seen as being an important factor.

It’s funny… for someone labeled a non-factor, how come blame came his way when Bush was finally given the presidency in 2000? It didn’t seem to matter that Gore lost his home state and Clinton’s?

In 2004, the same people that supported him turned their backs on him since they once again saw him as a threat for the Democrats. All Nader wants is the opportunity to bring another political party into play since the Republican and Democratic parties are becoming more corrupt (and useless you have to admit) as time goes on. It’s a laudable idea (and hopefully someday this will come into fruition) but taking 5% of the votes to create another party isn’t going to hurt anyone’s campaign in long run. If the vote is that close, like it was in 2004, that just goes to show that maybe these two choices can’t be the best ones for the job, can they?

The fund drive commentator on KPFK claimed this morning that Nader was responsible for the Freedom of Information Act. If true, it's probably the best thing he's ever done.


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