The Radical Middle: No left-right trap here!!
Radical Middle political group is beginning to grow.
Date: 5/27/2006 11:55:33 AM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 1681 times
There are a lot of citizens who would fit the description of being in The Radical Middle of the political spectrum. We do not find any political party that stands for what we want to see happen politically.
So many of us have voted but not for a winner, its always the ones we don't want the get elected, and many of us have stopped voting altogether.
We do not relate to either of the Left or the Right politics, that looks to us like its a tactic to get us to fight it out for one of their two sides, both on the same side actually... Like Clinton pretending to be a socially conscious politicians, but putting more people in jail, spending more on military and the war on drugs, siding with corporations over citizens, etc etc.
"Corporate Side VS. people", thats more like what we want to do battle over, not left and right. Left and right can both be capitialist corporate humps, and its just that different corporations get the nod depending on if left or right gets into power.
The Radical Middle is an organised group now, perhaps you will find something here that resonates with you:
I may be stepping into unknown waters here with this group, but at first glance, I see good things. I hope my recomendation pays off.
I don't know where they stand on religious issues yet, and that can be a real problem for any group that appeals to the public because so many are still religious.... someday....
here is quotes from their website:
"As a political perspective, it’s not a "safe" middle ground between the extremes of left and right. It’s off the traditional left-right spectrum . . . free to gather up ideas from everywhere.
But it's not counter-cultural, either. Some of its spokespeople -- including our editor -- grew up in the alternative culture and learned first-hand the limitations of a utopian politics disconnected from governing.
It’s “radical” because it’s seeking solutions that are holistic and sustainable. It’s “middle” because it accepts that you can’t change people very much. The Biblical vices will always be there . . . in every one of us, in fact.
Although the radical middle perspective can't be summed up in a couple of glib phrases, here are some aspects that Radical Middle Newsletter likes to stress:
* One-world citizenship. A commitment to overarching human values and to a cosmopolitan identity as world citizens.
* Business and law. A recognition that what's going on in certain boardrooms and law offices today may be more important -- and more promising -- than what's going on in the traditional political arena.
* Consciousness. A recognition that values, virtues, attitudes, religion, and culture may have more to do with individual happiness -- and social progress -- than economic growth.
* One-world compassion. A refusal to accept that the well-being of people in Rumania or Nigeria or Malaysia is any less important than the well-being of people in Arizona.
* Ambition, achievement and service. In the Sixties it was a badge of honor to drop out. The strategy backfired. Today's most socially committed young people are rushing to become doctors, lawyers, businesspeople, social workers, academics, and that is -- or can be -- a good thing.
The radical middle infuriates many activists because it’s in love with messy, ambitious, exuberant humanity. It says “YES!” to science and technology, to entrepreneurship, to bringing us all into One (admittedly imperfect) World. And it infuriates many others because it wants to give everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, a fair start in life.
Like it says further on, YOU CAN STILL AFFECT THE STYLE OF THIS GROUP. Its young, and its platform isn't fully developed, and hopefull it will allways have this beginner attitude, which is the best way to embrace new ideas.
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