Sunday, 30 August 2009

Another "odd" appointment by Barack Obama

Barack Obama has appointed a certain Van Jones as a Green Czar. The Huffington Post report the story thus:
"Since the drafting of Van Jones to the Obama administration, people have wondered what exactly his job will be and what it will mean for the future of green jobs. Jones is a rising star among environmental activists, author of The Green Collar Economy and had been CEO of green jobs activist group Green For All until his government appointment caused him to step down."

US News reports the appointment thus:
"Author, activist and think tank fellow Van Jones will be joining the Obama administration next week as a special adviser on green jobs, reported the White House Council on Environmental Quality today. Jones will work with agencies and departments to advance the administration's climate and energy initiatives, with a special focus on improving vulnerable communities, according to a White House statement. Jones is the founder of "Green For All," an environmental group dedicated to bringing green jobs to the disadvantaged, and the author of "The Green Collar Economy." Environmental groups are, of course, thrilled with the decision - in their opinion, no one knows green jobs like Van Jones.


Jones has long been a proponent of environmental justice. He, along with other advocates like Majora Carter, try to raise awareness of the fact that the communities most hurt by unsustainable practices are often the poorest. "

Oddly, neither news source manages to report this from 1992
"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.”"

A Tangled Web reports that:
"One day after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama's "green jobs czar" Van Jones led a vigil that expressed solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world.


Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif."

Another Marxist in the White House team, is anyone surprised? I warned you all about Barack Obama some time ago, looks like I was right.

1 comment:

Doubting Richard said...

He is also founder of a group that is trying to silence opposition to Barack Obama.