I am disappointed.
During these last few weeks I have wrestled with a number of things in relation to the Green Party of Saskatchewan. I have always been open and honest, and I will continue to be so. I don’t like politics, I don’t like what it does to people… yet I continue on in my role as President of the provincial Green Party, and as a candidate whenever called upon. After all, if I were to step down, I’d be letting the politicians win – and they’ve already shown their colours. I can’t, in good conscience, leave the politics to the politicians.
I believe in the Green Party. I believe in our principles. I believe people can make a difference. I cling to the ideal that we are better when we work together, and that we can accomplish anything. I believe in honest open discussion. I believe that we can move past our mistakes to become better. I must hold fast to the notion that we will bring about change. But today? Today I am disheartened.
I just deleted eight paragraphs from this blog post. Eight Paragraphs! The fact of the matter is that there are things going on of which I am not proud. I am concerned. And for one particular thing I am down right embarrassed. If my daughter treated someone as shabbily as some members of the provincial Greens have treated a former candidate and leadership contender she would be up for a stern discussion, at the end of which you could be darn sure she would never treat someone that poorly again.
I hate politics. I hate what it does to people. Can we not stand on different sides of an issue, on different sides of a campaign, yet still treat one another with respect and dignity? We are all in the same boat… and it appears to be taking on water.
Posted on September 28, 2011, in People, Politics, Uncategorized and tagged dignity, disappointed, gps, Green Party, green party of saskatchewan, politics, provincial politics, respect. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.