Van Jones, “transform the whole society” ?
My goal here is to put out information that might have been missed on the 3 day weekend. Agree or disagree, the following are all actual statements that deserve some statements from the white house, not a resignation at midnight of a 3 day weekend.
From http://www.foxnews.com/glennbeck/index.html – Thursday, September 3 – one thing. Start watching anywhere; this is from minute 12 on:
Van Jones, “from 1954-1968, you know complete revolution was on the table, uh, for this country and i think this green movement has to pursue those same steps, and stages. Right now we’re saying we want, uh, to move to some kind uh, eco-capitalism where, uh, you know, at least we’re not, you know fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Um, will that be enough ? No, it won’t be enough, we want to go beyond ex-systems of exploitation and oppression altogether but that’s a process, and I think what’s great about uh, the movement that’s beginning to change is that the crisis is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both very pragmatic and very visionary an uh, so the green economy will start off as a small subset and uh, we’re going to push it and push it and push it um, until it becomes the engine the engine for transforming the whole society.”(emphasis mine)
Now, I am not on the same tree limb that Glenn Beck is that the entire Obama administration is out to transform the entire country, but by his own statements, Van Jones is or was not too long ago.
“JARRETT:. You guys know Van Jones? [Applause. Moderator injects: "This is his house apparently."]
JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.”
I am still willing to give Obama a break as anyone that watches someone from a distance cannot know every word, thought or detail. It is quite possible that Obama does not know those ideas and just sees him as a fellow greenie.
That stated, Van Jones is unappointed and unconfirmed by any congressional review and the White House does know about it now. Someone watched every second of Beck’s show.
At the very least, he needed to go; and Obama needs to again disavow someone who advises him.If he does not do that immediately; If the white house lets Van Jones go gently into the night with no statement’s of a seperation of ideas and some statement of misreading Van Jones; you at the very least have to wonder what else Beck might be on the right path on and be pretty concerned about it.