Although the Green Party lost this election by a quite a few votes, I have no regrets in choosing to be so responsible and respectful of this earth. As it had been said in class, independent parties are in the race not to win elections, but to evoke thought about the way the big boy Democrats and Republicans do things. We're here to say that we are tired of the way politics is being handled by both the right and the left. We're tired of the old way of thinking and the old way of doing things.
Our world is in a place it has never been before. Turbulent change is happening every day in every aspect of life. Politics is becoming a muddled down, corrupt entity where money rules all. Social ideas are expanding rapidly, with new thoughts and open beliefs about the way people live their lives. Society is experiencing a shift in power from the old to the new. Our parents' and elders' ideas are slowly fading away while a new generation takes center stage in a time when synergy and constructive thought is the key to the future of the world.
In short, the world desires a new type of leadership. A goodbye from the heirarchy we see in our current politics and a hello to the acceptance of ideas and thoughts where everyone and everything gets a chance to be heard, including our mother earth. The next generation leaders will not be great speakers but great listeners. They will not have simple plans to fix things but will have open ears, eyes, and hearts to the arguments of every side of the spectrum and come up with compromises on how to most effectively solve problems. Last and most importantly, the idea of wealth will no longer be grand estates, corporate jobs, and nice cars. Wealth will be the ability to breath the air, to go outside and to use our noses to smell the fresh air which will be so rare and so close to extinction. The best riches in the world will be those that are green.
If we do not work together to change our ways, humanity will eventually collapse. The Green Party is only trying to espress this urgent message.
Congratulations to Jerry Brown for winning the gubernatorial seat. I applaud his policies on green technology and innovation and social acceptance. I wish him the best of luck in office and hope that he carries out his duty with more politics on his mind. I hope he listened to the Green Party's message and realizes how important it truly is.
If he did, we did our job as a party.
If he didn't, we might just have to wait until the next election to try to wake up the people of the earth.
This is Cody Schaaf saying goodbye for the Green Party.