Here’s an obituary from the Democratic Communist People’s Republic Pravda:
Third-party political activist Peter Camejo, a perennial candidate for state and national office who helped pioneer the financial market niche of socially responsible investments, died Saturday. He was 68.
He helped found the California Green Party in 1991 and ran three times for governor of California. He also ran as independent Ralph Nader’s vice presidential running mate in the 2004 presidential election in which President Bush won a second term. In 1976 he ran for president as the Socialist Workers Party candidate.
Mr. Camejo described himself as a watermelon – red on the inside, green on the outside.
OK – so here’s somebody who was admittedly a Communist/Socialist – who actually RAN as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for President in 1976. Now who was running from the Democrat side in 1976? Here’s a little tidbit from the current Socialist Workers Party obit:
Peter used the campaign to fight for the idea that the great historical stumbling block to the building of any genuine revolutionary alternative organization was the misplaced hope that the Democratic Party could be taken over by the left and used as a vehicle to advance toward socialism.
Surprisingly, even among socialists in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s, this idea was in the minority, as the Communist Party, many Maoist groups and the forerunners of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)–Sen. Bernie Sanders being their most prominent member–backed Democrat Jimmy Carter for president.
So this person who believed that the Democrats were too “reactionary” to implement a true revolution in the United States then does what? Well, first he decides to get a job with Merrill Lynch:
Matt Gonzalez, a former San Francisco supervisor who is running for vice president with Nader as an independent, said that Mr. Camejo once told him that when he interviewed for his job at Merrill Lynch, “the only thing that was true on my resume was my name and phone number.”
And he ended up his life as a capitalist fund manager – but it was GREEN!
Mr. Camejo earned his living as a financier and helped start an investment firm, Progressive Management Asset Inc. in Oakland. Clients can arrange their portfolios so that their investments, for example, are not linked to animal testing, weapons or sweatshop labor.
So we say adieu to someone who provably spent his life working for the overthrow of America and Democracy. And please note – founder of the California Green Party. A self-described Watermelon. Thereby giving us further information about why opposing the EcoFreaks is also a good idea.
Someone who’s whole life was given over to everything I personally oppose. And will continue to work in opposition.
And this self-described environmentalist fraud and communist is lauded in the pages of a “major” newspaper? Sort of tells one where their sensibilities lie too.