Thumbs up to MD
"Telling that to a bunch of Greens is pretty brave."
I don't think it's that brave anymore. Many Greens and their supporters have learnt that they won't get any further with their "back to the roots" utopia. Instead, they're trying to influence policies by getting elected and involved with things - a rather effective way, isn't it?
In addition to that, many Greens are children of middle-class parents who didn't like the way their parents earned their money (personally as well as figuratively), so they wanted to change things. But they are still children of middle-class parents, which means that you may very well find a Green who has rather conservative opinions on, for example, social policies, of the "You have to work for your money, otherwise you don't deserve much of it." kind.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.