We are not far away from each other
General "problem" (I prefer "fact"):
If we take a stance in the questions where there is a 50/50 distribution amongst the population we will automatically lose half the voters (and members).
This is a rule in politic for every question. Yes/No - perhaps 50/50 for every question.
Ask the people:
- do you want more kindergardens - yes or no ?
- nuclear power - yes or no ?
- solar energy - yes or no ?
- lower taxes - yes or no ?
- better roads - yes or no ?
There is still a party in Germany for elder people (translated: "grey panther"). The amount of elder people in Germany is very high - so they should have a loooot of voters on their side ! There is a "car-party" in switzerland. As far as I know they were not that
bad 10 years (or so) before. Before other problems got more important.
Both have no chances at all to get 1 or 2% I think. An will not get in any parliament.
So - every "successful" program of a party has to be a sum of important answeres for the voters
The problems for established partys is that normal voters sometimes donÂ´t see what they are really
standing for. There are so much Yes and NoÂ´s in the programs that it is too complex and this is one reason for the phenomen of left-right thinkings. ItÂ´s easier to handle differences this way.
ItÂ´s a " + " for us that we have not that much points and can exactly say what we are standing for - aside from each left-right.
ItÂ´s a " - " for us that we have not that much points of greater public interest. Economy and other factors are for very much people more important in the order of problems.
What I want to point out here is:
with "our" points we (speaking of Germany) will have no chance at all. And this will be fact in more then one other country as well.
I would not call us technology-friendly (even in problems according to data-mining we are not).
I would like to call us future-friendly
. And I would like to see a PP-vision of the future as a program. And around this and our main points I would like to formulate directions.
I believe we donÂ´t have to be a party wich sayÂ´s No or Yes to nuclear power - but to say that we will do all we can to look for solutions wich will lead into a good future. That we will proof if hydrogen-engines are good or whatever - and as a reason: in future we will not have to destroy the world.
You can take this as an example for other parts of political issues. Say that we think over the future way of living together. Other partys are much belonging to thinkings for the next few years without any perspective/outlook. As an example the Greens in Germany forced a can-pledge (hope you understand this) or wind-parks or whatever and made the campaign for the election with such (concrete) things. We should not do this
- or only if we think that something like this will be leading and be important in future.
So I fully agree with you not to form much YesÂ´s and NoÂ´s for not dividing and loosing too much of our voters. But we should make a vision of the future - our future
- wich forms a light in wich the questions of other political issues can be answered. (damned - my english is too bad for such more philosophic discussions
I donÂ´t know enough idioms...... and sensless phrases *rofl*
Hope it is clearer that I want to help us and not to divide ! I just want to stick together and help a little bit to form a successful and leading EU-party.