One of the curiousities of American politics is the utter failure of the Green Party to make an impact, despite its strong presence in countries like Germany and the poll-tested appeal of environmental issues. (Ralph Nader is kind of the exception that proves this rule.)
The Web site of one of the Green candidates for Governor, Sander Hicks, offers a reason why. Hicks is a pleasant guy who runs a good coffee shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood and who started a successful small press. His main political thrust, however, is discovering who really committed the 9/11 attacks.
“Our campaign does not claim the entire Federal Government was behind 9/11. But a secretive compartment of the US intelligence machine has close ties to Pakistani intelligence and their shock troops, “Al Qaeda”. …[I]ndependent Green candidate Sander Hicks wrote a devastating book about the 9/11 cover-up. Carefully sourced, his book has been called one of the best on the subject.
“Sander Hicks pledges that, as Governor, he will hold an independent investigation on the 9/11 attacks. 9/11 has ushered in an assault on the soul of America, and only an independent governor, working with the movement for truth, can lead us to start the healing.”