Yeah, that would have gone over well.
By Rick Saunders
The People’s March to a Marxist Utopia continues, thanks in part to the Squatter at 1600’s choice of Monsieur Van Jones for his “Green Czar.” (As an aside, is the jury still out as to where, exactly, the Constitution contemplates such executive apparatchiks immune from the Senate’s “advise and consent” role?). For those ingénue Obots out there who thought that the Guy from Chicago’s coziness with Bill Ayers was but an irrelevant dalliance since it was only part of his rebellious, distant past, get set for this Jones dude, who is very much a part of Obama’s present. A scary part.
Where to start? Van Jones has been installed by the Squatter-in-Chief to function as his “czar” on “green jobs,” with the title “Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality.” All bow to the Green Goddess. The acronym for that position–SAGJEIWHCEQ–is a tough one to pronounce. However, prior to his addition to the present regime, Jones was the founder and leader of a radical group with a much easier acronym, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement — or, as it was known on the street, “STORM.”
STORM. A fitting acronym for this radical. Remember, you can take the radical out of the fire, but you can’t take the fire out of the radical.
The goal of Jones’ Marxist group was to resist “U.S. imperialism” worldwide, standing proudly with the likes of Karl Marx and V. Lenin in support of a “commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism.” Conservative/Libertarian television and radio host Glenn Beck recently noted that the STORM manifesto–innocuously titled “Reclaiming Revolution”–includes such ideological nuggets as “[w]e [STORM supporters] agreed with Lenin’s analysis of the state and the party” and “we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by Third World revolutionaries like Mao Tse-tung and Amilcar Cabral.” Oh yeah, and as Beck–perhaps the only person in the mainstream press who has done a phenomenal job in assessing the growing cabal of czars–has pointed out, Jones actually named his son after Cabral, the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.
And if you want to confirm these facts, you’d better act quickly, because when the Marxist past (and a cynic might wildly speculate, the Marxist present) of Jones began to surface, the STORM manifesto was quickly scrubbed from the Internet. For the moment, however, a copy of the manifesto can still be accessed in PDF archival form. It is quite a work.
The STORM manifesto reads a lot like Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, the 1974 tome by Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones and Celia Sojurn which they dedicated to the Weather Underground, that peaceful “agent of change,” the group with the benign objective of the destruction of the United States. Pundits are still bewildered that Prairie Fire never made it to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, as it is something of a communist manifesto roadmap for the attack upon and destruction of “American imperialism,” as they call it. Right up the Times’ alley.
Recall that Obama, the mainstream media’s Anointed One and continuing premium swooning material for the lazy-of-mind (although there are signs of waning euphoria), backpedaled furiously during the campaign in an attempt to distance himself from Ayers, whose acts he “deplored,” but whose association and relationship he refused to then disavow and to this day continues to refuse to disavow. But with the election over, and with the task of putting the nation onto a path of destruction from which it will be unable to recover even after the Squatter is gone, who better to install than Jones and folks like him? And if you doubt that to be the objective of Jones and his enablers, you’re wrong.
Please note, dear readers, that Jones’ Marxist sentiments are neither cooled nor ancient, although they seem to go back a long way. Last February, he was slamming the nation for “eco-apartheid” and advocating a “spreading of the wealth” through “change in the whole system:
“The challenge is, will you settle for eco-apartheid . . . I don’t believe your generation will do that. So you are the final backstop . . . and this country will never be more idealistic than you are.”
“[W]e can power the country with clean coal, or we could have unicorns pull our cars for us, you know, all day. We could have that, too. Equally fictitious, equally fantastical, equally ludicrous. You know? So, you know, we could have the tooth fairy bring us our energy at night. I mean, equally ludicrous. There is no such thing as the tooth fairy, there is no such thing as unicorns, and there is no such thing as clean coal.”
The wealth-spreading, “green for some” language sounds a lot to me like Barack Obama’s chat with Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail. And these tendencies run deep. In 2002, Jones was a keynote speaker at a rally at People’s Park in Berkeley, Calif., to mark the national launch of Not In Our Name, a Maoist, terrorist-supporting, anti-war group founded by Revolutionary Communist Party member C. Clark Kissinger (no relation to Henry). And the list goes on and on. Like with Ayers.
In short, this dude seems to be fitting right in with the president’s overall plans for the remaking (a.k.a. destruction) of the United States of America as we have known it. If the guy who concocted STORM is now at the White House, if he’s so willing to compare the availability of green technology to the plight of blacks in South Africa, what’s next?