Quoting from the East Bay Express in an article from September 2005, “Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.'” Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. “I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.” In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. “I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th,” he said. “By August, I was a communist.””
He then formed STORM, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, a socialist collective thaqt regularly held meetings to discuss the theories of Marx and Lenin, and longed for a multiracial socialist utopia.
As recently as 2000, Jones campaigned emphatically against Proposition 21 in California. This proposition called for more severe punishment for the gang related crimes to deal with the increase in murder, rape and other violent gang crimes on the rise (especially in large populace areas such as LA County). (The provision that made it mandatory for 14 year or older defenders be tried as an adult were overturned by the San Diego Court of Appeals in 2001.)
He hates capitalism. “I realized that there are a lot of people who are capitalists — shudder, shudder –” He hates white people. “. . . white polluters” steering poison into black neighborhoods. He hates the American two party system. “Republicans are ***holes.” He clearly hates the representative democracy of America. “By August I was a communist.”
The only thing that Obama could possibly have seen in Van Jones to think that the American people would accept him in ANY political position within government is that he (at one time) believed in black liberation theology and he was a polished speaker who could take the ideas of other people and turn them into movement.
But now he is gone. All because of a “smear campaign” by the opponents of the Obama Administration. “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.” (from Van Jones’ resignation letter)
He claims he had been called upon by people “from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”” (again, from Jones’ letter)
I really wish he had. Because the longer he stuck around the more his green collar was looking redder and redder. The longer he denied things he said, did and signed in the past, the deeper the pit he dug when the truth of his hatred came into the light.
So now he is gone. Time to continue exposing the truth behind and clearing the area inside the beltway of all those America and American hating thugs. Let’s start with Mark Lloyd (the new Diversity Czar at the FCC, or should we say Censorship Czar) and then move all the way to John Holdren, the President’s Science and Tech Czar (who wrote in the textbook Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment on the plusses of involuntary abortion and infanticide).
East Bay Express, Van Jones Septmeber 2005
“White polluters” YouTube
“Republicans are a-holes” YouTube
Mark Llyod, Diversity czar