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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


As usual, Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy In Media is thorough and incisive. His latest effort contributes to digging deeper into who Obama's Green Czar (Van Jones) is, who hired him and what his background is. Kincaid is calling for broader support of Glenn Beck as the latter is the only one with such a sizeable audience willing to address these very troubling realities.

In short, the answer is that Van isn't his real name, his background is very radical, and stonewalling from the White House is preventing us from knowing who hired him.

Got that? We do have a quote from Van Jones that was published in 2005 in which he talked about his transformation after getting arrested. Perhaps it sheds light on his radical background:
"I met all these young radical people of color - I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of... I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary...I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th..By August, I was a communist."
Radicals, communists, and anarchists. Sounds a bit like Bill Ayers' cup of tea.

Kincaid has more on that:
Jones shows up on a list of "veteran activists" attending a conference in the summer of 1998 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the same place where Bill Ayers is now a professor. The purpose was to plot the "Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century" under the auspices of the Black Radical Congress. Angela Davis participated and the Communist Party USA helped organize the event.
That would be the same Communist Party USA that Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis belonged to. Davis also lived in Chicago until he moved to Hawaii in 1948 to escape FBI heat. That is where he met Obama in 1971. Ironically and coincidentally (I'm sure), Obama then ended up in Chicago, from where Davis came.

Another interesting string of facts about Van Jones:
One of Jones' sons is named Cabral, in honor of Amilcar Cabral, the African Marxist who spoke to Castro's Tricontinental Congress in 1966 and concluded with these words: "Our wish is that every national liberation movement represented here may be able to repeat in its own country, arms in hand, in unison with its people, the already legendary cry of Cuba: Patria O Muerte, Venceremos! Death to the Forces of Imperialism! Free, Prosperous and Happy Country for Each of our Peoples! Venceremos!"
Cuba? That would be the same Cuba that worked very closely with Bill Ayers and Weather Underground via the Venceremos Brigade.

A group headed by Van Jones called STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) had objectives that mirrored those of Weather Undergound. As if this wasn't enough, the co-founder of Weather Underground with Bill Ayers was a man named Jeff Jones, who runs the New York office the group Apollo Alliance, a group that Van Jones only recently left. AARON KLEIN has more on this relationship.


Another eery reality is the similarity between the logos of both Weather Underground and Storm (below).

Lastly, for some reason, I think it fitting to include the two minute video clip from 1982 that surfaced before the 2008 election but got no mention from the Mainstream Media. Larry Grathwohl, the only man to successfully infiltrate the Weather Underground for the FBI had some bone-chilling things to say about their intentions.

Grathwhohl testified under oath that Weather Underground intend to enlist the help of radical elements from Cuba to help overthrow the American government, which is interesting in light of why Van Jones gave his son the name he did. In fact, listen as Grathwohl explains how the Weather Underground intended to squash a counter-revolution on the part of America as it was being overthrown. Then take note of what WU wanted to do with capitalists who couldn't be re-educated.


It appears that Barack Obama has failed to adhere to rules #6 and #7 of Saul Alinksy's Rules for Radicals when pushing Obama-care. Senior citizens have been leading the charge against Obama's plan because it's an issue much more personal to them than it is to the young tech-saavy supporters of Obama.

Beth Fouhy at the WASHINGTON POST points out this likely unforseen dilemma for Obama and does a decent job of explaining it:
Add this to President Barack Obama's problems in selling his health care overhaul: A lot of the tech-savvy activists who helped put him in office are young, feeling indestructible and not all that into what they see as an old folks issue.

It's a crucial gap in support and one the White House may have to correct if Obama is to regain the momentum and get Congress to act on his top domestic priority.

Matt Singer, a 26-year-old founder of the liberal group Forward Montana and an activist in the health care trenches, has tried to engage young people.

"Right now we're seeing a big conversation with seniors, but you're not seeing the same mobilization among young people who are President Obama's core constituency," Singer said. "The age demographic most supportive of reform has not been engaged, and it makes me very nervous."
This apparently explains the "Passion" gap but where does Saul Alinsky come in?

RULE #6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. "If your people aren't having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic."

RULE #7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

Saul would be extremely disappointed in his protege, I'm sure.

While Fouhy is all too willing to declare the concern over death panels a discredited concern even though the provision pointing to it had to be removed from the bill once Sarah Palin used Facebook to shine a big fat light on it, she does seem to be onto something here.

Regardless of her liberal bent, it's nice to see a sound argument coming from someone like Fouhy instead of the tired rhetoric about right wing mob astroturfers and racists just being obstructionists for no reason.

Whipping up resentment against passionate senior citizens is not a tactic Obama's people are enjoying. For one thing, they don't care too much about health care relative to seniors' emotional investment in the issue. Secondly, isn't it pretty hard to get people to hate seniors with whom they disagree? I mean, you gotta be hard core heartless to do that.

The August recess is also becoming a drag for the Obamautomatons.




Barack Obama's "retreat" to Martha's Vineyard may be just that - a retreat from battle with the American people. The Community Org in Chief is NOT following the playbook (Rule #8 says, "Keep the Pressure On"). When the COC retreats, it means rule #8 in failing him.

That's why I don't think it's any coincidence that as Obama's playbook is betraying him, Fidel Castro is coming out in support of him with an op-ed. However, like New York Gov. David Paterson PLAYING THE RACE CARD for himself and Obama (unsolicited), my guess is Castro's unsolicited support is probably not all that welcome either (at least politically if not in spirit).

REUTERS quoted Castro as saying,
"....the extreme right hates him for being African-American and fights what the president does to improve the deteriorated image of that country,"
I don't know about you but when someone like Fidel Castro calls someone a right wing extremist, he's likely including Arlen Specter in the mix. Castro referring to the extreme right in a derisive way is a double negative for the right, which is a positive.

Or how about this quote from one of the world's biggest 'human' racists:
"I don't have the slightest doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him (Obama) down, blocking his program to get him out of the game one way or another, at the least political cost."
I wonder how this is playing in the Cuban communities of South Florida that fled this brutally racist dictator.

An old saying is coming to mind.

"Relationships matter."

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