Some FB accounts (I'd say "some people" but I can't verify whether they are actual people or bots) are lighting up the Green Party of Texas page with accusatory comments about an incident at San Antonio Whataburger. A guy whose name appears in a GPTX NationBuilder contact list allegedly beat up a teenager & stole the young man's MAGA cap.
I've been involved with the Texas Greens in varying degrees since 2000, and I don't know any Kino Jiménez. I'm trying to find out if any of my Green comrades do know him. The object of these comments is to accuse the Green Party of endorsing such violent conduct and guilt by association. One comment reads (and I quote verbatim), "Yubare fucking terrorists!"
If you're in the GPTX contact list, it DOES NOT mean that you're a member of the Party. It may mean something as minor as having Liked one of our Facebook posts. That gives us your name & whatever contact info you share via FB.
If Kino is in fact a member of the Bexar County Greens, and if the Bexar County Greens are in fact functioning, then there is a process for them to remove him for violent conduct.
As I have mentioned previously, I myself was accused of violent conduct for kicking a chair dolly in anger and frustration as I left the February 2018 meeting of the Harris County Green Party. It was my first such sorry display in all my years as a Green, and I promise that it will be my last. Many of my Green comrades have acknowledged my contrition and would welcome me back. However, I cannot envision going to any meetings while certain other comrades remain in HCGP.
Is the Bexar County Green Party Still Operating?
Unfortunately, I do not have direct contact with any current members of the Bexar County Green Party to inquire about the situation. Some other comrades have informed me that BCGP is "dead" or at least in suspended animation. The Bexar and Webb County parties that were so vibrant in post-Occupy 2012 have withered, partly due to members moving away or dying, partly due to internal conflicts. And those are two counties that really need a Green presence: San Antonio in particular is home to multiple military bases and all the pollution they bring to the fenceline communities near the bases.
GPTX Damage Control
I have alerted GPTX State Executive Committee personnel to let them know that it's time for some damage control. The state website hasn't had any updates recently anyway. Even if the state co-chairs state officially that Kino is not a Green Party regular, and if that is indeed a true statement, I have no expectation that it will change the minds of any MAGA types who are pissed at the Texas Greens, or indeed any Democrats enjoying watching the Green Party squirm under such unfounded accusations.