"You thought you elected MLK"

Yes; Van Jones said that last night. He spoke at the University of Oregon’s Erb Memorial Ballroom to near a 1,000 people.

The quote above was part of his explanation – about how President Obama was different from Candidate Obama.

I’d expected to hear something entirely different last night – I expected to hear a “secret communiqué” to the radical left explaining how Obama was now going to have to portray himself as “changed by the office” as he made a mad-dash for the center … that to get re-elected, he’d seem to have become a Centrist.  I’d expected that “confidential, secret message” …..  

Trying to convince my conservative friends to go with me, I’d even told them, that was what I expected to hear.   I didn’t …. subtly maybe, but it wasn’t the focus I’d expected.

I went with a complex set of expectations: 1) expecting that “confidential message”, 2) curious why he was loved so, and 3) I pride myself as always willing to keep an open mind and that required my presence there.

That message though, was NOT what I heard!   His speech was also a bit less of a campaign speech than I’d expected, but I was actually a bit surprised; his message was substantive and (obviously) well received by our youth which is being force-fed the Global Warming message, his book presents.

Of course Van Jones is one of those “compelling orators” that leftists love – it’s his message that the LEFT, loves.   And make no mistake — “Progressives” do have a deep-seated need to be equally accepting of a black man.

Using an almost “Step N’ Fetch It” routine a couple times, he lowered himself to oft reminding his audience that he’s black.   Few in the audience, last night, were old enough to remember the routine, but Van Jones used it to get laughter from them …..

As stated, his message was more about his book than I’d expected – he depicted America as the contemptuous “Ultimate Dark-Side Consumer”, using their purchasing power to shuttle the poisons they buy — through their home, into their gullet — out the back door and into the garbage as fast as possible.

Referring to oil, and coal, he used the quote “Why do you think they call it FOSSIL fuel? It’s been dead, for billions of years. Technically, one has to say, coal and oil, are renewable resources; it just takes a very, very long time.”   With that, of course, he got a lot of laughs from the University audience, of mostly 18 – 25 year olds – he is, as I said, a compelling speaker, but neither is he Barack …..

It’s too bad America is so polarized!   We’ve all seemingly quit listening to the other side …. parts of his message was honest and logical; parts were also unashamedly and definitely divisive and derisive of the other side and in my question to him, I told him so.   It was not something the crowd wanted from the microphone in this politically correct hall – a challenge rang out, “get to the question.”  It’d not been long; some know me there ….

More, in my subsequent article to come …… later today, as I refer to my notes …..

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Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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4 Responses to Van Jones: “YOU THOUGHT YOU ELECTED MLK”

  1. I’m a progressive and I really love Van Jones. Not only is he a excellent and inspiring speaker but he stands up for marginalized poor people and the environment at the same time, what’s not to like? I was saddened he lost a influential position because of Glen “nutty as all hell” Beck sensationalism. I’m trying to find a video of the speech and I wish I could have been there. I really do appreciate that the author has a open mind and I hope he recognizes that whether he understands it or not young folks will gravitate towards Jones and they’re the ones that will make all the difference.

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    • josiahe says:

      If you’re a progressive (a misnomer), of course you love Van Jones. Although he could be inspiring , he plays out the divisive party politics, making fun of, and attacking everything that the opposition does. His attack-dog comments were derisive and wedge-driving examples of hate speech. Your comment about Glenn Beck parrots that! When Glenn Beck quotes Van Jones or President Obama, he plays the clips of what they say. Progressives don’t do that; they just call names as you’re doing.

      I was young and more emotional than thoughtful; in reguards to “young folks” (your term), ….. I quote Churchill “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.” FYI, there will be a video of it available; he’s spoke also tonight ….. I’m sure it’ll be basically the same speech, promoting his book, Obama’s campaign, and dousing us in a deep cauldron of unrealistic dreams and debt at a time when nothing but pragmatism will do! He did make a good point (from his book) – that it’s our diversity which is our strength; within our nation, we do have the cultures and special mindsets of every nation.

      As a small businessman who wore all the hats, I came to understand what drives us and stifles us. The desire to support our loved ones is limited by the ability our customer’s ability to buy our products and services. What stifles us is rules, regulations placed on our backs by government. Larger government breaks backs!

      Our only hope is jobs; we do not have them and government doesn’t create them (taxpayers pay salaries of growing government and crushes us). Our jobs were sent out of our nation by CEO’s bent on looking good by increased profits. That’s what killed the U.S. and is continuing to do so.

      To be sure, Van Jones is charming but his “Step N’ Fetch It” routine was demeaning as it should be ….. to him as well. We don’t need to be reminded that we thought we elected MLK, nor that we legitimately wanted to but Obama was a Community Organizer ….. have you ever thought what his job was?

      He organized to bring pressure on government and lending institutions to loan poor people money. It’s no coincidence that it was our banks and home financial institutions that failed, just like he and ACORN pushed for …..

    • josiahe says:

      See 2nd article on Van Jones’ speech.

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