The Greens vex me. Here is a party of grand vision and good science; a party that understands how our current mode of living and production in a finite world is undermining our future welfare; a party that realises if we keep trashing the place the way we are the party will soon be over; a party whose predecessor (Values) invented the word sustainability; a party who developed a carbon price policy in 1994, whereas Labour is only just getting around to it now and many National MPs (sometimes including Key) still have their heads in the sand over climate change; a party whose activists are kind, thoughtful, well-informed, and optimistic people who truly believe in a better world.
And, for all that, they keep doing things like this:
Greens, I can’t believe I have to say this to a political party: don’t go jumping around in frog suits. It just allows the media to paint you as kooks. It hurts your very important cause. Please, stop it. You’re the only party with decent policies on the most important issues facing us as a society and as a species. We need you in future centre-left governments.
STOP IT. Please.