Greens on the Margins

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.

From the site:

“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.”

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