One thing I keep hearing, repeatedly, about a centre-Green party is that it doesn’t make sense because it involves hating people. I hear the same thing about anything people don’t agree with, repeatedly. Emails, phone calls, on twitter – for some reason people want to tell me how much other people hate people, and so they hate people or me or something. I don’t know, whenever I hear blind hate it never makes much sense to me – but certain comments have pushed me into a rant. It is a blog, these things happen sometimes, sorry.
The short version of my post is that the people saying this are disrespectful individuals who have no respect for other people and the difficulty of issues of social justice. But if you want the full rant click below (and it is a furious rant with more colourful language). For those who dislike rants (as do I), you could read this old post where I lay out a neat discussion of why social justice issues are core to all parts of the political spectrum, the focuses on “types” of injustice is what differs.