By Doug Book, editor
According to Van Jones, Donald Trump acted in an “Un-American” way when he claimed to have seen thousands of New Jersey Muslims on television, celebrating the 9/11 terror attacks. “This is just terrible. You have a presidential candidate who is deliberately stoking fear and smearing a whole population of people,” said Jones. “Somebody’s gonna go hurt some Muslim as a result of this kind of hatred.”
For those who don’t remember, Van Jones is the dedicated Communist appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 as a special advisor for Green Jobs. Jones “…was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.” The STORM Manifesto had been available on the web, but, in a 2009 article, Ezra Klein reported that just hours after the Jones appointment, the “manifesto was removed and the entire website taken down.”
“We agreed with Lenin’s analysis of the state and the party…” writes Jones in the Manifesto, discovered in Web Archives, “…and we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by third world revolutionaries like Mao Zedong…” Needless to say, the Jones Manifesto “Reclaiming Revolution” was not well received by the non-Marxists in Washington, D.C. and around the nation.
When Jones resigned as a result of “controversy over his past statements and activism,” the White House claimed “Jones’s past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.” Of course, this was the Washington Post way of providing cover for Barack who undoubtedly felt quite comfortable hiring a fellow America-hating Marxist and whose hyper-arrogance made him believe he’d get away with it.
Jones sought to defend himself in the same way outed members of the far left have proclaimed their “innocence” for years— by maintaining he was framed! “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”
But Jones “smeared” himself when, in 2004, he signed a petition in which the group, 911Truth.org, claimed President George Bush, “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.” As Jones apologized twice for this little error in judgement, it was clearly no “lie or distortion” conjured up by his “opponents.”
This is the guy who accused Donald Trump of acting “Un-American!”
Funny, isn’t it, how often people who’ve spent their lives working to destroy the United States, accuse their opponents of being “un-American!”