Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hmm...so Peter Camejo was a cofounder of the Green Party

According to his Obituary. I did not know this, I'm fairly certain that many other people didn't know this, and that's interesting for the following reason: Camejo was Nader's running mate in 2004, and what folks were saying online in articles, if they were saying anything, was that Nader had chosen someone obscure from California who nobody knew anything about. But if you read his obituary it's clear that for someone obscure he's been extremely active in social justice movements for forty years. The kind of "who the fuck is Camejo?" articles seem pretty stupid in retrospect, kind of evidence that the online and blogging community can't even lift a finger to do real research when the subject isn't one they like.

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