My Green Manifesto

for Isaac Opalinsky, Alison Gibbons and Erik Michelson

 

 

Matt Gonzalez

 

I shall vote Green because I love bicycles

I shall vote Green because there are too many prisons

I shall vote Green because I love St. Patrick's Day

I shall vote Green because the world needs more parks and benches

I shall vote Green because I believe workers should be paid the value of their labor

I shall vote Green because I don't like blue dogs

I shall vote Green because Federico Garcia Lorca loved green

I shall vote Green because the Whigs are too old

I shall vote Green because the Anarchists wear too much black

I shall vote Green because I love the Socialists

I shall vote Green because I am against the death penalty

I shall vote Green because I believe housing is a human right

I shall vote Green because I don't believe men should decide what women can do with their bodies

I shall vote Green because the Democrats voted for welfare reform

I shall vote Green because the Democrats voted for Three Strikes

I shall vote Green because the Democrats voted for Don't Ask Don't tell

I shall vote Green because the Democrats are a mean bunch

I shall vote Green because I support reparations for the taking of land and liberty

I shall vote Green because I am tired of having the Blue Angels fly over my city

I shall vote Green because I read the Communist Manifesto & liked it

I shall vote Green because I love asparagus

I shall vote Green because I love artichoke hearts

I shall vote Green because I love spinach

I shall vote Green because I love jazz

I shall vote Green because my mother votes Green

I shall vote Green because Jonathan Richman probably votes Green

I shall vote Green because Lawrence Ferlinghetti votes Green

I shall vote Green because Jello Biafra votes Green

I shall vote Green because Medea Benjamin votes Green

I shall vote Green because Cornell West votes Green

I shall vote Green because there are too many guns

I shall vote Green because there is too much noise

I shall vote Green because I'd rather have peace than war

I shall vote Green because I believe in free needle exchange

I shall vote Green because it should be illegal to sell animal fur

I shall vote Green because I am going to sell my car soon

I shall vote Green because I want to repeal Proposition 13

I shall vote Green because a corporation should not have the same rights as a person

I shall vote Green because Green is easy to remember

I shall vote Green because I am opposed to the privatization of schools, prisons and zoos

I shall vote Green because I believe in muncipalized water & electricity

I shall vote Green because two parties isn't enough

I shall vote Green because the Mayor of Rome is Green

I shall vote Green because it is better than throwing bombs

AND

I shall vote Green because deep in my heart I still believe in democracy.

- February 14, 2002, San Francisco


Written in the spirit of Christopher Logue and Jack Micheline for my friends in the Maryland State Green Party.