Thursday, September 10, 2009

U. S. Green Jobs run by Communist

Well the below-mentioned key component in Obama's "green jobs" stuff, the communist Van Jones quit, mercilessly hounded by Fox News, but one "progressive" out means nothing to the Obama search for Utopian Power. It continues.

President Obama is committing billions and billions of taxpayers' money -- formerly yours and mine -- to a highly-risky, unproven, but politically-correct endeavor. Green Jobs. In charge? A person who has never held a job. He's a proven non-profit founder and fund raiser, anti-police activist and self-professed Communist: Van Jones.
This is proof positive that possibly President Obama doesn't have the best interests of America and the majority of its citizens in mind.
March 10, 2009, the Obama White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley announced that Van Jones was appointed Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at CEQ, described as "a key post".
In 1993, Jones started Bay Area PoliceWatch, the region's only bar-certified hotline and lawyer-referral service for victims and survivors of police abuse. PoliceWatch began as a project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. From 1996-1997, Jones and PoliceWatch led a successful campaign to get officer Marc Andaya fired from the San Francisco Police Department. In 1999 and 2000, Jones was a major leader in the campaign to defeat Proposition 21, a proposition proposed and passed in 2000 that increased a variety of criminal penalties for crimes committed by youth and incorporated many youth offenders into the adult criminal justice system.
In 2001, Jones and Ella Baker Center launched the Books Not Bars campaign which led a successful campaign to block the construction of a proposed "Super-Jail for Youth" in Oakland's Alameda County.
In 2007 the Green-Collar Jobs Campaign was Jones' first concerted effort to combine his lifelong commitment to racial and economic justice with his newer commitment to solving the environmental crisis. It soon took as its mission the establishment of the nation's first "Green Jobs Corps" in Oakland. On October 20, 2008, the City of Oakland formally launched the Oakland Green Jobs Corps, a public-private partnership that will "provide local Oakland residents with job training, support, and work experience so that they can independently pursue careers in the new energy economy."
Next, his "Green For All" formally opened its doors on January 1, 2008. In its first year, Green For All organized "The Dream Reborn," the first national green conference where the majority of attendees were people of color and launched a campaign for a Clean Energy Corps initiative which would create 600,000 'green-collar' jobs while retrofitting and upgrading more than 15 million American buildings.
A racially charged activist group called "Color of Change" founded by Van Jones, a special advisor to the Obama Administration, is trying to silence popular radio and Fox News personality Glenn Beck by calling for a boycott of Beck’s TV advertisers; putting tax-payer dollars to dubious use, the not-for-profit organization has hired well-heeled Hollywood publicist Ken Sunshine to further instigate the boycott. On July 28th, Beck made a comment on the Fox & Friends morning show about Obama’s reaction to the arrest of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. During the discussion of "Professor-Gate," Beck connected the President’s past association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright to Obama’s comment that Cambridge police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, acted stupidly. Though Beck acknowledged most of the Obama administration is in fact white, he concluded that the President’s world experience made him a "racist." Now "Color of Change" has tried to bully at least five of Beck’s big advertisers -- SC Johnson, Progressive Insurance, Geico, Procter & Gamble and Nexus Lexis -- to pull their ads from Beck’s national cable program
Van Jones has been a strong voice for green jobs and we look forward to having him work with departments and agencies to advance the President’s agenda of creating 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources. Jones will also help to shape and advance the Administration’s energy and climate initiatives with a specific interest in improvements and opportunities for vulnerable communities
2008 New York Times best-seller, The Green Collar Economy.
Watch Jones’ panel at the first official meeting of the Middle Class Task Force in Philadephia chaired by Vice President Joe, and featuring major Democrat activists, fund raisers and John Podesta.

On October 7, 2008, HarperOne released Jones's first book, The Green Collar Economy. The book outlines Jones's "substantive and viable plan for solving the biggest issues facing the country--the failing economy and our devastated environment." The book has received favorable reviews from such environmental activists as Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Laurie David, Paul Hawken, Winona LaDuke and Ben Jealous. It is the first environmental book authored by an African-American to make the New York Times bestseller list.
Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker profiled Jones in January:
"Your goal has to be to get the greenest solutions to the poorest people," Jones told me. "That’s the only goal that’s morally compelling enough to generate enough energy to pull this transition off. The challenge is making this an everybody movement, so your main icons are Joe Six-Pack—Joe the Plumber—becoming Joe the Solar Guy, or that kid on the street corner putting down his handgun, picking up a caulk gun."
Speaking to the East Bay Express, Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots.
"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."
Jones was still a law student at Yale Law School at the time. While volunteering as a legal monitor during a protest following the Rodney King riots, Jones was arrested along with other legal monitors and some protesters. He was released after 4 hours.

Yes, he'll be in charge of "creating" "green jobs" in capitalist, free-enterprise America.

And as sort of an aside, President Obama, hater of oil and gas, apparently only hates it here in the U. S. According to a Wall Street Journal editorial (August 18, 2009, page A 16, "Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling"). Obama is lending upwards of $2,000,000,000 to Brazil's state-owned Petrobras to finance exploration offshore of Rio de Janeiro, through the U. S. Import-Export Bank.

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