When are we going to again see openness in the White House? When will integrity and morals dictate their actions? They FEAR criticisms and inquiry because they have no moral anchor keeping them in place.
We cannot allow them to simply apologize and slink back behind the bigger dark picture, that is just giving them what they want. Keeping the light on them is the only way to eliminate their influence once and for all!
The Controversy surrounding Jones resignation
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After his White House appointment, Jones began receiving criticism from media sources such as WorldNetDaily and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, who featured Jones on fourteen episodes of his show. Let’s be real here Liberals have done FAR WORSE to the Bush Administration.
[ It must be stated here that Glenn Beck NEVER called for Van Jones to be fired, he stated many times in MY HEARING that he would be MORE DANGEROUS if let go than if he stayed. All we ever wanted was a full disclosure of his connections to communism, and his Radical ties. Something the President should have called for as well.]
They criticized and rightly so his past political activities, including his involvement with STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) and his support for Mumia Abu-Jama, a prisoner sentenced to death for murdering a police officer. Why in the world would anyone defend these actions?
Jones was a founding organizer and leader of the communist revolutionary organization, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM). The organization had its roots in a group protesting “U.S. Imperialism” during the Persian Gulf War of 1991. The leftist blog Machete 48 identifies STORM’s influences as “third-worldist Marxism (and an often vulgar Maoism).”
In July 2009 Color of Change, an organization that Jones founded in 2005 and left in 2007, launched a campaign urging advertisers on Beck’s Fox News show to pull their ads, in response to comments by Beck stating President Obama has a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” This idea was not Becks at all, but stemmed from Obamas very OWN WORDS from his book. [‘Dreams FROM my Father”]
From Dreams From My Father:
“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”
From Dreams From My Father :
“I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”
From Dreams From My Father:
“There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white.”
From Dreams From My Father:
“It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
From Dreams From My Father:
“I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”
And FINALLY ……….. and most scary:
From Audacity of Hope:
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in
an ugly direction.”
OBAMA’S OWN WORDS PROVE GLENN RIGHT!
It must be understood that Radicals as Van Jones said “Must DROP the radical pose for the radical end.” So NOTHING is as you think it is or what you witness with your own eyes. Part of the plan is to hide IN PLAIN SIGHT and operate under the radar UNTIL the time comes to reveal the next step in the radical rules.
In September 2009, DefendGlenn.com, [ it no longer exists] a website launched in response to the boycott campaign, posted a video on YouTube of a February 2009 event at which Jones called Congressional Republicans “assholes”. Jones responded by saying that the comments “were clearly inappropriate” and that “they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the [Obama] administration.”
! The Progressive Party is Toxic to America as a Republic, it must be eradicated just like an infestation of cockroaches is, totally and with extreme carefulness NOT THE PEOPLE INVOLVED BUT THE IDEAS AT ITS ROOT!
Several days later, Jones came under additional criticism for his name appearing on a 2004 petition from 911Truth.org that suggested the Bush Administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen”. The nonsense this administration constantly embraces in the name of Radicalism is astounding! Even more astounding is the medias lack of caring.
On the night after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks STORM held a vigil in Oakland, California, “mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world.” In a document entitled, Reclaiming Revolution: history, summation & lessons from the work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, Jones is quoted as saying,
“Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy…We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children.”
Reclaiming Revolution also blamed the U.S. for 9/11. A passage on page 45 (27 of the PDF file) reads:
“That night, STORM and the other movement leaders expressed sadness and anger at the deaths of innocent working class people. We were angry, first and foremost, with the U.S. government, whose worldwide aggression had engendered such hate across the globe that working class people were not safe at home. We honored those who had lost their lives in the attack — and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas. “
STORM’s own literature describes it’s “Maoist orientation” which conducted “a group reading of Mao’s On Practice and On Contradiction.” The group studied Lenin’s theories of the state, revolution, the party, and “the political ideas of Mao Tse-tung.”STORM’s own history further states, “We also pushed at or went beyond the limits of the traditional Marxist canon, studying such topics as revolutionary feminism, the Palestinian liberation struggle, transgender liberation, methods of evaluation, self-care for cadre and revolutionary mass [community] organizing.” STORM was extensively involved in the community organizing movement
In 2004, Jones became a founding board member of the Apollo Alliance for “clean energy and green-collar jobs.” Jeff Jones of the Weather Underground is the New York State director of Apollo Alliance.
BOTH PARTIES HAVE PROGRESSIVE PLANTS WITHIN THEM, BOTH PARTIES THEREFORE HAVE BUILT-IN BIASES AGAINST ISRAEL AND AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT. THE REAL PROBLEM WITH VOTING IS WE CANNOT KNOW A CANDIDATE UNLESS WE KNOW IF THEY ARE PROGRESSIVE IN NATURE.
Representative Mike Pence (R-Indiana), the chairman of the Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, publicly criticized Jones, while Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) urged Congress to investigate Jones’ “fitness” for the position.
In the early 2000s, Jones and STORM were co-sponsors of the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER, a left wing anti-Semitic front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party (WWP).
In Reclaiming Revolution, STORM editors discussed their self critical evaluation of accusations other groups made that STORM considered itself the revolutionary vanguard of Marxism. They write,
|| “We did not understand clearly enough the distinction between cadre organization, revolutionary parties, revolutionary organization and vanguard organization.”
STORM repented of this grievious Marxist error as a “lesson learned,”
|| “We were a cadre organization that was working to build revolutionary mass organizations and to lay the groundwork for a future revolutionary party (or parties) by building a broad revolutionary internationalist trend.”
STORM’s error was not being clear to members that they were an “advance guard” organization, and not a “vanguard organization.”
Bob Beckel, a Fox News political analyst who was formerly an official in the Carter administration, became the first prominent Democrat to call for Jones’ resignation. In response to the criticisms, Jones issued a statement that said, “In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the [Obama] administration — some of which were made years ago. If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.” Of the 9/11 petition specifically, he said, “I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
Don’t get me wrong, EVERYONE makes mistakes, EVERYONE says things they regret SOMETIMES. BUT NO ONE ALWAYS SAYS AND DOES THE WRONG STUFF CONSTANTLY. Van Jones seems to be sorry for his entire existence if its convenient, which seems to say that nothing he has done is a good thing OR WHY DISTANCE YOURSELF IN THE FIRST PLACE?
After what Jones described as a “vicious smear campaign” by “opponents of reform [of health care and clean energy]”, [ A BOGUS CLAIM ON ITS FACE SINCE NO ONE WANTS NO ACTION ON THESE ISSUES WE SIMPLY WANT PROPER ACTION UNDER CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ] he resigned on September 5, saying that he could not “in good conscience [ WOW! SINCE WHEN? ] ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future”.
During an interview on ABC’s This Week, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs thanked Jones “for his service to the country” and said that Obama “doesn’t endorse” [AT LEAST PUBLICLY ] Jones’ previous association with the 9/11 Truth movement, his comments regarding race relations and politics, and his support for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Some liberal commentators expressed continued support for Jones, singling out the efforts of Glenn Beck to force his resignation, which wasn’t the case at all.
Arianna Huffington predicted AS BECK WARNED that any efforts would backfire by freeing Jones from being “tied to his desk with a sock in his mouth”. John McWhorter, in The New Republic, related his analysis to the Obama presidency in general, saying that allowing Jones to resign was “spineless”. Liberals love to blame us for a PLANNED event so they are not seen as the instigators.
In a post-resignation interview with The Washington Post, Jones said he did not have “any bitterness or anger about the situation” and expressed his “hope and belief” that people would judge him based on his work and Oh! We will! Later, in an op-ed about the resignation of another Obama administration official, Shirley Sherrod, Jones described the media as having “rushed to judgment” about him, and he denied having ever signed the 911Truth petition.
On July 27, 2010, the group 911truth.org released a statement that they had “researched the situation and were unable to produce electronic or written evidence that Van agreed to sign the Statement”. The Evidence WAS THERE before since it was found by others to accuse him so where did it go all of a sudden?
In 2009 when first questioned about it, Jones said that he hadn’t fully reviewed the statement before he signed, WHICH IS IT? DID HE AS HE SAID HERE SIGN IT WITHOUT KNOWING THE DETAILS OR IS THERE NO EVIDENCE HE DID? Two other signatories of the statement, Rabbi Michael Lerner and historian Howard Zinn, told Politico’s Ben Smith they felt they had signed a petition of more limited scope, one that asked only for an investigation into the attacks.
Janice Matthews, Director of 911Truth.org, said Jones and two other signatories “requested their names be removed. That has been done.”
REMEMBER HIS WORDS WELL:
“I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends….Our question is: Will the green wave lift all boats? That’s the moral challenge to the people who are the architects of this new, ecologically sound economy. Will we have eco-equity, or will we have eco-apartheid? Right now we have eco-apartheid.”