Here’s a reply to my post about the Van Jones article I posted. It was submitted 2011/01/26 at 1:33 am I’m not posting his blog only out of respect; if he authorizes it, I will.
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“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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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; it was taped and/or televised; he spoke also tonight, in Portland, Or. …..
I’m sure it’ll be basically his 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!
Van Jones 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. If we can harness that, maybe we’ll have a chance to pull out of this massive debt; one does not successfully “borrow ones’ way out of debt!”
As a small businessman, one who wore all the hats, I came to understand what drives business and families and what stifles us.
The desire to support our loved ones is limited by the ability our customer’s ability to buy our products and services. Without jobs they cannot. What stifles us is rules, regulations placed on our backs by government. The larger the government, the quicker it breaks our backs!
Our only hope is jobs.
We no longer have them, and government doesn’t create them (taxpayers pay salaries of growing government employees and crushes us).
Our jobs were sent out of our nation, by CEO’s bent on looking good by increased profits shown on “bottom lines”. Our loss of jobs is what killed the U.S. and is continuing to do so. GATT and NAFTA facilitated their loss.
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 elect MLK, but Obama was a Community Organizer ….. have you ever thought about what his job was?
He organized poor people to bring pressure on government and lending institutions to loan to poor people, (all ethnicities included) money, some of it for things they could not afford. It’s no coincidence that it was our banks and home financial institutions that failed, just like he and ACORN pushed for …..