Video: Van Jones and “revolution”

posted at 10:12 am on September 3, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Naked Emperor News strikes again by finding revealing clips of an interview conducted by “Uprising Radio” with Van Jones seventeen months ago.  Jones, the green jobs czar, explains how his allies want to conduct a revolution on the sly.  Call it radical incrementalism, call it an offshoot of the Alinksy method, but it certainly seems that Jones is easily the most radical White House aide in many, many years:

Actually, stoking crises for political action falls more under the Cloward-Piven tactic, but why quibble? I wonder if some of the civil-rights pioneers might be surprised to hear Jones equating the green movement with the freedom of people and the end of political and economic discrimination based on color. I guess green is a color, but unless we’re talking about Martians or the Irish, it’s a ridiculous analogy.

A truly economic argument for “green jobs” would show how the transfer to a so-called green economy would outperform what we have at the moment. Since experience proves that argument a loser, Jones and his allies want to cast the effort as a new revolution. It sounds a lot like old revolutions, and one that won’t free people like the civil-rights movement, but one that will put people in thrall to an autocracy that dictates economic activity and strips property rights from its citizens. We saw that often enough in the 20th century to know how it turns out — badly.


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Van, you’re an ___________.

Vashta.Nerada on September 3, 2009 at 10:15 AM

But did he cheat on his wife in Argentina? Come on, get to the important stuff about these guys.

ThackerAgency on September 3, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Why do I get the distinct feeling that Van Jones is simply articulating what Obama believes but is trying desperately to hide from the American people?

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

And people call Glenn Beck crazy.

Hellrider on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Beck is brilliant to “pick a target” “freeze it” “personalize it” and “polarize it”. Let’s use Alinsky against them.

marklmail on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Possibly the 2nd (or third – if you count Michelle) most radical person to work at the White House.

aquaviva on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

A radical, a racist, a commie, and other things that would get me banned from commenting. The sight of him is now just as hate-inducing as is Barry’s face.

pcpower1 on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Why do I get the distinct feeling that Van Jones is simply articulating what Obama believes but is trying desperately to hide from the American people?

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Exactly.

txsurveyor on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

The only difference between this guy and Obama is that Obama loves lying about his agenda, and this guy loves bragging about it.

notagool on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
–Hillary Clinton

UltimateBob on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

So Naked Emperor News uncovers this and all is kosher.

If Glenn Beck uncovered it, AP would be making snide remarks about how nutty that odd fellow is.

pseudonominus on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Oh the revolution’s coming – just not the one that this little tyrant and his minions are trying to foment.

And it won’t be televised.

J.J. Sefton on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Come on, gray is such a bland horrible color.

COULD SOMEONE TELL ME WHY NO ONE IS DEMANDING THIS MANS RESIGNATION

sargentj on September 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Green is the new cover for totalitarian control.

the_nile on September 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Obama surrounds himself with marxists yet we conservatives have to shut up if we insinuate Obama is a marxist.

cubachi on September 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Beck has been saying that they will be convicted by their own words. He’s right. It will be interesting to watch our Trolls and Moby try to defend this guy.

kingsjester on September 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

A radical, a racist, a commie, and other things that would get me banned from commenting. The sight of him is now just as hate-inducing as is Barry’s face.

pcpower1 on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

But he sang such great songs…. Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl, Domino………

Oops, wrong Van.

UltimateBob on September 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Van Jones…hmmmmm…doesn’t look like he is from teh Neatherlands\Holland.

Thank goodness czars do not need to be approved by teh Senate. Wouldn’t want this nice man’s record tarnished by the GOP.

WashJeff on September 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

They are Watermelons: Green on the Outside, but Red on the Inside.

jp on September 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

This guy’s goal is the complete destruction of our economy.

WisCon on September 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Oops, wrong Van.

UltimateBob on September 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Or maybe it was this van.

WashJeff on September 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

And we can’t even vote him out of office. We can only try to pressure other people to pressure Obama to fire this guy.

Put this story next to the story of the Obama supporter who supposedly bit some guy’s finger off, and you come to the dismal realization that getting these people out of office may well require bloodshed.

Aitch748 on September 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

You’re judged by the company you keep.

Obama is surrounded by these radicals and has been for his entire life.

Why is that so hard for people to understand?

bridgetown on September 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

This guy’s goal is the complete destruction of our economy.

WisCon on September 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

China is going to love this guy. And laugh.

Riposte on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Telling us all how we ought to live. That’s the change we’re in for.

Individual freedom or government control? Gosh – the choices we have today.

beatcanvas on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

The administration has to hate Beck for bringing this guy into the light.

sammypants on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Exactly! In fact, he may be just a tad too vocal (due to his arrogance) as far as this administration is concerned and is laying out the plan for those who are listening to hear, things our Dear Leader is well practiced never to reveal. As Van Jones himself says, “some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are gonna have to start getting a little bit ugly.”

Puddleglum on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

I can’t watch because I am at work but is this the clip where he says whites and white environmentalists purposfully directed polution into minority areas? Seriously does any human being think this man give a flying flip about the environment? It’s just a means to an end of wealth redisbribution. He must be laughing his hindquarters off at the white affluent guilt ridden followers who applaud his every message.

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Jones may be the most radical WH aide in many, many years but why do you think that is? Maybe because this President is the most radical President in many, many years. In fact, I’d venture to say Barry is the most radical President EVER–and that includes Wilson and FDR.

Redneck Woman on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

WashJeff on September 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

That’s more like it.

UltimateBob on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

VanJonestown.

the_nile on September 3, 2009 at 10:25 AM

The administration has to hate Beck for bringing this guy into the light.

sammypants on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

The IRS will be knocking at Beck’s door very soon, if they aren’t already.

You can bet on it.

UltimateBob on September 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM

“Judge me by those I surround myself with..”

Barack H. Obama

aquaviva on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Obama surrounds himself with marxists yet we conservatives have to shut up if we insinuate Obama is a marxist.

cubachi on September 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Obama himself told us during the campaign that we should judge him by the kind of people he surrounds himself with.

I say we take him at his word (on this, anyway).

AZCoyote on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

They are Watermelons: Green on the Outside, but Red on the Inside.

jp on September 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Watermelons?!? RACIST!!

mankai on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

does a green job pay in greenbacks our IOUs.

MSGTAS on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Put this story next to the story of the Obama supporter who supposedly bit some guy’s finger off,
Aitch748 on September 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Has HA run this story yet?

pseudonominus on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Why do I get the distinct feeling that Van Jones is simply articulating what Obama believes but is trying desperately to hide from the American people?

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Your inner gut is tracking. Van Jones is Obama’s voice and cut out man for deniability purposes (see Rev Wright).

Fletch54 on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

The presence of this guy in the White House should make an excellent commercial for 2012.

I wonder if there are any Republicans out there (besides Sarah) with enough balls to make it.

MarkTheGreat on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Wait…I thought Glenn Beck was cRaZy ?

bridgetown on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

There is no doubt he expressed being on the saame page as Obama. Obama is trying to sell his product by changeing the sales pitch. It is still the same bad product. Corrupt and evil people are drawn to each other.

seven on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

This morning Beck asked for prayers for the safety of him and his family. He also asked that we pray for Obama’s safety and the vigilance of the Secret Service. Beck has really started something.

kingsjester on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Valerie Jarret introduction is very revealing. She admits that they have been watching him. So they thoroughly know of his radical history and that’s exactly what they want.

shick on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Watermelons” -(face on palm) < /snark off

NumberTwo on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

But did he cheat on his wife in Argentina? Come on, get to the important stuff about these guys.

ThackerAgency on September 3, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Thacker — You gotta let go of Sanford. Even if he is a fiscal conservative, he betrayed alot of people, especially his constituents in this case, and he does not come across as emotionally stable.

BigD on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

I wonder, is the striking resemblance to Lenin intentional?

bitsy on September 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM

marklmail on September 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Bingo!

He is Alinski-ing the Alinski-ites

katy on September 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM

As Van Jones himself says, “some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are gonna have to start getting a little bit ugly.”

Puddleglum on September 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Bring it on, Jones. We’re ready for whatever you’ve got.

AZCoyote on September 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Beck has proven to be the tip of the spear in the counter-revolution!

katy on September 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Van, I’ll tell you what… the way I feel about ANY commie really boils down to this: I despise all that you stand for. I reject your philosophy. I reject your beliefs. You are not an American, period. You are a traitor. I will resist you and yours as will every other American. You will not win. You cannot win. Not here, not now, not ever. Enjoy your 15 minutes, traitor. Your time, and that of all your cronies, is coming to an end.

HomeoftheBrave on September 3, 2009 at 10:31 AM

The presence of this guy in the White House should make an excellent commercial for 2012.

I wonder if there are any Republicans out there (besides Sarah) with enough balls to make it.

MarkTheGreat on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

I think those kind of commercials are better done by issue groups and not candidates.

But make sure to stop two or so months before an election. Don’t want cross BCRA do we?

WashJeff on September 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM

If you want me, I’m in the closet with my double barrel and a bag of salted pretzels………….this is getting scary! Is this HopeNChange?

Cinday Blackburn on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

ThackerAgency on September 3, 2009 at 10:16 AM

I am sorry your candidate disappointed you, welcome to the club. It will be okay.

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

If you ever needed proof that environmentalism isn’t about the environment but is instead a front for the failed communist movement, here it is. This guy has no business being in any position of power and should be removed from office immediately.

Not completely O/T, but if the victims of the California wildfires can prove interference and/or lawsuits opposing the clearing of brush were brought by environmentalists, it seems that they would have a winning case against these nutjobs. If you can sue them out of existence, the country would be better off.

BackwardsBoy on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Why do I get the distinct feeling that Van Jones is simply articulating what Obama believes but is trying desperately to hide from the American people?

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Yep, thats why Bozo hired him.

dogsoldier on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Would it be more accurate to say that Jones is the most radical white house aide so far exposed? I don’t think we should assume that we know the extent of the radicalism of all of the others.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

This is a prime example that Republicans should use in 2010 and 2012 to lay out as part of an agenda that would eliminate any and all “czars” without congressional approval.

chromium on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Thacker — You gotta let go of Sanford. Even if he is a fiscal conservative, he betrayed alot of people, especially his constituents in this case, and he does not come across as emotionally stable.

BigD on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Thacker’s point is the hypocrisy of the press. Jones and Holder obviously have great stories behind them yet the press remains silent.

shick on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Why in the world would such a radical be put in charge of “green” jobs? Is there anything within his background that would suggest he has some expertise in the area? Has he ever had a real job by any color? Has he ever managed any number of employees?

This appointment is obviously another pay off, so what was the original debt?

joedoe on September 3, 2009 at 10:35 AM

If you want me, I’m in the closet with my double barrel and a bag of salted pretzels………….this is getting scary! Is this HopeNChange?

Cinday Blackburn on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

LMAO

Here’s your revolution right here.

Silent No More

deedtrader on September 3, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Dear Van,

Your skin tone doesn’t support gray. I suggest a cream colored sweater, or perhaps an argyle with with some non-black flesh tones.

Oh, and you just look like an as*hole.

Sincerely,
SouthernGent

SouthernGent on September 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Minimal Goal: “Make people believe humans are responsible for climate change and they are killing planet Earth.”

Maximum Goal: “Rid the planet of anyone who disagrees with Minimum Goal.”

Thanks Algore, your little fairy tale has taken root.

fogw on September 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Yoe, daz not coo yoh

FontanaConservative on September 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM

so will the Van go under the bus? Or will this story just fade away?

Ampersand on September 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Van, you’re an ___________.

Vashta.Nerada on September 3, 2009 at 10:15 AM

I will say it then. A communist.

Johan Klaus on September 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Why do I get the distinct feeling that Van Jones is simply articulating what Obama believes but is trying desperately to hide from the American people?

Doughboy on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM

I respectfully disagree. Obama isn’t hiding anything. Here is Van Jones, Obama advisor, out in the open for all the world to see. When was he appointed? Not yesterday. It would seem that Obama doesn’t need to hide anything, since “journalists” everywhere still have his back.

But the American people–not so much. It’s the arrogance of ObamaTeam that’s going to take them down. They don’t get it. As my BFF Janeane Garafalo would say, “It’s arrogance, straight up.”

labwriter on September 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I guess green is a color, but unless we’re talking about Martians or the Irish, it’s a ridiculous analogy.

Green is the color of Islam. Just sayin’.

LibTired on September 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I think those kind of commercials are better done by issue groups and not candidates.

But make sure to stop two or so months before an election. Don’t want cross BCRA do we?

WashJeff on September 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM

I would love to cross BCRA. Make huge story of how the government wants to muzzle us people.

And yes, I include McCain for co-sponsoring it and W. for signing it.

Politicians are our servants, not our betters. And they need to start understanding that.

rbj on September 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you what you are.

OldEnglish on September 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM

This guy and his former organization are crackpots to the extreme, yet companies continue to bailout on Beck. What can be done about that? Do these companies really want to imply allegiance to this commie subversion that is taking place? Wuzupwitdat???

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/57_companies_keeping_their_ads_off_glenn_beck_130144.asp

joedoe on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

OH EM GEE! Glenn Beck, please get on this! These are the unspoken thoughts of our President, and I fear for what else yet unsaid.

Green Muse on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Actually, in a market economy, green is the only thing that matters. Greenbacks, that is.

Johan Klaus on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

The House That Is White is clearly concerned about this clown. The switchboard was directed to send all calls to comment..and they had a lot of calls.

Jones is stereotypical Marxist mouthpiece. He doesn’t have an original thought in his head, speaks with all the poetry you’d find on toy assembly directions and uses meaningless polysyllabic words sprinkled with profanity to convince other leftist fools that he’s part of the intelligentsia. He’s very hip, don’t you know?

At best, he’s just another affirmative action race hustler. Which I’m sure they knew at the House That Is White and figured that conservatives would consider him as such and simply dismiss him and his agitprop. But Vanny ate the scenery and went way over the top. His role might have to be recast.

mr1216 on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

So… can a van fit under a bus?

LibTired on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Thacker — You gotta let go of Sanford. Even if he is a fiscal conservative, he betrayed alot of people, especially his constituents in this case, and he does not come across as emotionally stable.

BigD on September 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Thacker’s point is the hypocrisy of the press. Jones and Holder obviously have great stories behind them yet the press remains silent.

shick on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Well, that explains it!

lovingmyUSA on September 3, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Beck has been talking about this all morning.

Chris of Rights on September 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Um…speaking of greenbacks…..unemployment checks are up, retailer report sales were down (August)…..

but the recession is over. Right?

Limerick on September 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Another Oramadan RACIST

bluegrass on September 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Oh man, I bet he wishes he didn’t piss off Glenn Beck.

TampaBayBull on September 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Awwww, give the guy a break. At least he apologized for calling Republicans “a__holes”…that should count for sumpin’.

ornery_independent on September 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

So… can a van fit under a bus?

LibTired on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

haha nice! Because you KNOW it’s coming.

TampaBayBull on September 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM

forgive the off topoic post but
Olympia snowejob needs to be stopped !
Call her office and say you are from Maine and represent a group of seniors against obamacare. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in Maine. Find a zip code and town name off the net and call her now. Or say you are a moderate dem who voted for her, and you are against obamacare or any public option. We need to burn her local Maine offices as well as Washington. Call her now before she caves to the libs. Call her now!!!!

texaninfidel on September 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Do these companies really want to imply allegiance to this commie subversion that is taking place? Wuzupwitdat???

joedoe on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Great point. I’m sure they don’t know who Jones is. Perhaps educating them might change their tune.

katy on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

but the recession is over. Right?

Limerick on September 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM

My last quarter was the worst since Carter was in charge.

Johan Klaus on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Beck has been talking about this all morning.

Chris of Rights on September 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM

LOL – You bet he has! Van Jones’ group is the one that has ram-rodded this boycott against GB. What idiots. GB is going to use his leviathon audience to blast the hell out of Van Jones’ glass house now.

I predict this guy will get thrown under the bus. But we need to embarrass Obama every second of the day until he does it.

HondaV65 on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Van Jones is just one of five that Glenn has been asking for information on. The other four I can’t remember but Glenn said their records are being scrubbed from the internet.

fourdeucer on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

OH EM GEE! Glenn Beck, please get on this! These are the unspoken thoughts of our President, and I fear for what else yet unsaid.

Green Muse on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Beck was all over this a week or so ago.

MarkTheGreat on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Democratic apologies are only made to appease the chichenshit left or the muslim world. they suck of weakness.

As Harry Reid once said HE LIED

bluegrass on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM

I do have to give this racist Van Jones some credit. He is blurring the lines between green and red. Hopefully, the green movement will soon be a nasty phrase and a thing of the past.

TampaBayBull on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Anyone ever think that NakedEmperor is Glenn Beck?

hoosiermama on September 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

If Republicians are a**holes then what are “Green” revolutionaries?

izoneguy on September 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

shick on September 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Obviously you are correct I win dim bulb award. Sorry Thacker!!

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Call her now before she caves to the libs. Call her now!!!!

texaninfidel on September 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM

I’m willing to bet most of these offices have caller ID that identifies where you are from before they even take the call.

Lying is always a bad idea.

If this is the only thing you have to say, please, go away.

MarkTheGreat on September 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Government is the new god.
Green is the new red.

whitetop on September 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM

My last quarter was the worst since Carter was in charge.

Johan Klaus on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

I’m not down to my last quarter yet, but getting close.

MarkTheGreat on September 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM

If its over , how about you democrats catch up on those mortgage payments and help the situation along.

bluegrass on September 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

fourdeucer on September 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM

They are doing an Obama, are they?

OldEnglish on September 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

This guy and his former organization are crackpots to the extreme, yet companies continue to bailout on Beck. What can be done about that? Do these companies really want to imply allegiance to this commie subversion that is taking place? Wuzupwitdat???

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/57_companies_keeping_their_ads_off_glenn_beck_130144.asp

joedoe on September 3, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Then they better be prepared to bail on ALL FNC programs, as Beck’s pressure on Van Jones has now been picked up by O’Reilly (via Ingraham), Hannity, and Greta (via Martha). I doubt they will all bail on the most watched cable network out there, and if they do, I’m sure others will jump at the chance to fill the spots. I’m calling BS on what “That group just announced….”

Beck will win this round.

ornery_independent on September 3, 2009 at 10:54 AM

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