The NAPC takes heat for endorsing the Green Party, but why?
After I created some ads for the U.S. and Canadian Green Party and placed them in unsold ad slots on the NAPC portals, I got some negative feedback.
I was told by some to avoid politics and that running ads for the Green Party will drive away users. I was told that many contractors are deeply conservative and are offended by the Green Party and what it stands for. Democrats will be upset because the Green Party may split votes and ensure a Republican victory in the presidential election. These concerns are legitimate, but I believe that there are more pressing issues that justified my choice.
As CEO of the NAPC, I have a responsibility to ensure our company’s success, but as a human being and an American, I also have a responsibility for the impact of my choices. And as a father, I want my sons to live in a world with hope for a better future.
Every day each one of us makes choices that shape our reality. So, what kind of reality have we collectively created by our previous choices?
People who are conscious and aware realize that the world in which we live now has a very bleak future:
‣ We really have created the most rapid extinction of life in our planet’s history.
‣ Every major ecosystem is in a state of decline.
‣ Over half of our planet’s wildlife is already gone.
‣ Our oceans are dying.
‣ Every corner of the globe is contaminated with toxic chemicals.
‣ Our climate is rapidly changing, and vast parts of Earth may soon become too hot or dry to live in.
‣ Ocean levels are indeed rising and will rise faster in the coming decades and create hundreds of mil- lions of climate refugees with no place to go where they will be welcome.
‣ Economically, the U.S. federal government is bankrupt, with a national debt that has spiraled out of control due to decades of corruption and incompetence.
‣ The middle class has rapidly been pushed into poverty. America is the richest nation on Earth, yet one in three American children live in poverty.
‣ Our liberties have been stolen from us, and many now fear their local police and federal agents. Americans can no longer realistically claim to live in a democracy. We really do live in an oligarchy where the only true democracy is on a limited local level.
We are in this situation because we keep voting for political parties that are controlled by criminal corporations and the wealthy people who own them.
By voting for either a Republican or Democrat, we vote for the further destruction of our country and our children’s future. So why do Americans keep voting for their own demise?
Most Americans vote the way they are told to by mass media. Mass media ignores third parties. So, for most Americans third parties don’t exist or are perceived as somehow undesirable.
So, what is just so undesirable about the Green Party?
Is it the well-paying jobs they would create from a green-energy economy? Green energy does indeed create more jobs than dirty energy does and does so with less environmental damage. It worked for Germany and for many other countries and could certainly work here. Do we really not want good jobs?
Is it the balanced budget that the Green Party would provide by reducing the vast sums of our tax dollars given to the war industry and stolen by a corrupt government? Do we really want to experience economic collapse and all that comes with it?
Or could it be the peace and prosperity that would come from shifting from a destructive war economy to one of humane sustainability?
Could it be the lives and health of our children who aren’t pushed into a conflict that was created by the war industry itself?
Or could it be that the Green Party is not loyal to Israel and would support American sovereignty and not be influenced by a foreign power or controlled by special interests?
Are we really offended that the Green Party isn’t funded and controlled by companies like Exxonmobil, Monsanto and Wall Street?
In reality, almost every American really does want the same things. We want good jobs, to be healthy and to live in a free country in which our children have a bright future. We have just been misled about how to get these things.
It is true that the Green Party is inexperienced, but that could be a good thing when it comes to government.
It is also true that without a new uncorrupt Congress, a Green Party presidency would be limited in what it could do.
Based on our server stats, running ads for the Green Party did not result in a decrease in users. If someone does avoid the sites because they are offended by one of the ads, then it means that they will also avoid the free business opportunities. Disempowering those who make bad choices for our country could ultimately be a good thing.
For the record, I believe that all political parties are obsolete and that it is time that the people be given the vote. We no longer need to send a representative to the Capital because we can now all be in the Capital through electronic media. We can learn about the issues, and many of us can indeed make sound choices. If we make bad choices, then we will learn from them and make better choices in the future. We don’t need some puppet politician to choose for us.
I also strongly believe that the purpose of government is to serve the needs of the people, not rule them. When any government stops serving and starts ruling it is no longer legitimate and must be replaced. Our current federal government needs to be replaced by one that we the people control and we must do this now, before it is too late.
We certainly aren’t going to restore democracy by voting for politicians who are controlled by the 1%.
The NAPC is a small but significant media company. We reached over 1.5 million different people last year and will reach even more this year. As media of the people, we have an obligation to use our voice for the good of the people. One way we can benefit the people is to let them know that when it comes to politics, there is a third choice and that it may be a better choice.
Americasbiz.net and each of the state portals belong to the people. The NAPC just administers them so we conducted a poll and allowed our members to decide.
The results were:
7.5% – continue to run ads for the Green Party only 18.8% – allow ads for all political parties 73.7% – ban all political advertising
After a month, only 186 members out of the more than 270,000 users had bothered to express their opinion, so apparently most visitors to the NAPC portals just don’t care. Still, the results are clear and the ads have come down for the U.S. portals. Only 2 Canadians voted - 1 wanted the ads to stay up and the other voted to allow all political ads. So we will continue to run the ads on Canadasbiz.net.
This is a good example of how a few people make the choices for everyone else who won’t bother to express their opinions.
Imagine if the ads had stayed up and more small businesses endorsed the Green Party and educated their employees about the impact of their votes and those employees then had meaningful discussions with their families, friends and social-media contacts.
What if Americans didn’t keep voting for their own demise?
What if more people realized that maybe we don’t need so much government in the first place and started doing things on their own, like we did with the NAPC?
I was born into a world of rapid change and optimism for the future and I still believe in the old American Dream.
I dare to work for a better world for my children and I hope that you will too.