Musician Andrew W.K., best known for songs like “Party Hard” and “We Want Fun,” has decided to dive into politics launching The Party Party. The musician who has long stood for “the uplifting and unifying power of positive partying” thinks this attitude is desperately needed in governmental politics and thus the launch of this new party. His goal is “to remove the disillusioning aspects of politics and just have the party.”
In the release announcing the launch of this new political party, Andrew expressed his dismay and frustration with the discord due to the two party system.
This polarizing form of government has contributed to an adversarial mentality among voters and politicians. The binary ‘Us versus Them’, ‘Red versus Blue’, ‘Right versus Left’ mindset has been a perpetual distraction and distorted our shared quest to make tangible improvements to our country and ourselves. Constantly battling and blaming each other has hindered our ability to collectively and individually contribute towards the true destiny of the United States of America: the complete and total liberation of the human spirit.
Buried deep inside this mountain of overwhelming national anxieties, complex international dilemmas, and endlessly competing principals, there is a fundamental truth – that we are all in this together. Many of us fail to realize that at our very core, we ultimately do share many of the same essential values. These values are what make us Americans and also make us human beings. And if we can celebrate these shared qualities first, and look to find the best in ourselves and each other, perhaps we’ll find the path ahead to be slightly less treacherous. The world isn’t being destroyed by ‘Red or Blue’, ‘Left or Right’, ‘Us or Them’ – it’s being destroyed by one side believing the other side is destroying the world. Perhaps right now we just need a little less politics and a lot more party.
The release says the relevant paperwork is being filed with the “Secretary of State,” though not quite sure what that means since that’s not exactly how being recognized as a political party works. Unless he means a local state Secretary of State, then also which state?
The site mentions issues such as “reliable access to education, healthcare, and a sense of social equality” as issues the party is focused on.
Watch the announcement video below.