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Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’
TheBlaze ^ | June 9, 2012 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 06/10/2012 11:19:48 PM PDT by Daffynition

As The Blaze previously reported, liberals assembled this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for Netroots Nation, an annual conference aimed at promoting the progressive cause. Closing out the event was Van Jones, the former White House official who has distinguished himself as being especially hostile toward the American right. In his address, the one-time green jobs adviser warned the audience about the Tea Party and encouraged them to fight diligently to ensure their policies are enacted.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communist; greenjobsczar; jarrett; netrootsnation; nutroots; obama; obamastaffers; presidentobama; providence; revolution; rhodeisland; storm; teaparty; valeriejarrett; vanjones
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Here‘s just a sampling of Jones’ words:

“If the Tea Party is allowed to score a trifecta, their ideas already are corrupting the Supreme Court, you see that with Scalia’s antics, they already have half of the Congress. If they get the rest…and the White House…if the Tea Party governs America — if this time next year, you are living in a government run by the Tea Party — let me suggest to you that they might use power a little bit differently than we did. When they get power, they use it to decimate us…”

Van Jones Warns That Tea Party Will Use Power to Decimate

 

Jones also charged the Tea Party with “decapitating” unions. In the end, he went on to encourage progressives to push their values and to set their sights on December, when important budget issues will be under consideration.

Watch the video full video below, (Tea Party specifics start around 14:00):

1 posted on 06/10/2012 11:20:01 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

If 0bama is re-elected, Van Jones will be given a new job.

This commie could become 0bama’s Himmler.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 11:24:05 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Daffynition

He makes all that sound like a VERY BAD THING/sarcasm

Unions HAVE to be busted, all of them. They are destroying this republic!


3 posted on 06/10/2012 11:24:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Daffynition

So......It’s not like Van Jones hasn’t made it crystal clear that if
he had the power he would decimate all white people, all conservative
people and all those who don’t agre with his Marxist agenda. The rest he
would merely enslave. He’s a demonspawn who needs to be removed
from society the same as any other pathogenic organism.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 11:25:24 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Daffynition

Van Jones is **** skeered.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 11:26:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Daffynition

Scalia’s antics?

Antics?


6 posted on 06/10/2012 11:28:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nvscanman

please see my post # 2


7 posted on 06/10/2012 11:28:32 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Daffynition

1. It’s what his fellow libs have been trying to do to us. Guess they can dish it out, but can’t take it.
2. Failing to see the problem with this.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Daffynition

I’m singing “Wishing and Hoping”. Nothing would please me more than to see Van Jones doing an imitation of Mussolini’s final position. or Ceaucesco’s. or Saddam’s.

The man is a well-dressed psychopath commie and nothing else. That’s why Valerie Jarrett had her eye on him for years. She, like ZZ Tops, loves a “Well-dressed man”.


9 posted on 06/10/2012 11:31:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: All
I don't know why but Van Jones saying that Scalia is about antics reminds me of this Detriments? Detriments you call us?
10 posted on 06/10/2012 11:34:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Daffynition

They are so far gone they even view Mitt Romney as Attila the Hun.


11 posted on 06/10/2012 11:37:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Daffynition

Hell. if it’s that bad, Van, just be the Moses and lead your fellow “progressives” to the Promised Lands of Russia, China, Cuba or Venezuela (rumor has there might be a vacancy there soon).


12 posted on 06/10/2012 11:37:53 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Daffynition
Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar", Van Jones, links "Green Movement" to revolutionary communist movement!

See "Goal is complete revolution" below...

VAN JONES (Obama's former 'Green Jobs Czar')

YouTube:
"Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks [lovingly] about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnDxzvc0OXk&feature=related
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"Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.

STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet."--via TheObamaFile
http://www.leftspot.com/blog/files/docs/STORMSummation.pdf
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VAN JONES SHOCK ADMISSION [in his own words]: "Goal is Complete Revolution"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4Z0V0zNQg
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Here is the transcript of the above YouTube video:

“Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If we’d come out with a maximum program the very next day, they’d been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. “We just want to integrate these busses…”

But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.

And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages.

Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something eco-capitalism where at least we’re not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it won’t be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, that’s a process and I think that’s what’s great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary.

So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.

SOURCE for this transcript (it matches the video):
http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2009/09/02/van-jones-obamas-green-czar-%E2%80%98green-jobs%E2%80%99-goal-is-%E2%80%98complete-revolution%E2%80%99-away-from-%E2%80%98gray-capitalism%E2%80%99/
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Here's the original source for the Van Jones quote about the time he spent in jail following the Rodney King/LA riots (Jones was arrested in "peaceful" protests in San Fran). It was in a 2005 interview he did with East Bay Express. They of course (what else?) claim he "renounced his rowdy Black Nationalist ways" since then (yet he's calling for "complete revolution" in Aug 2009! ...see above):

But in jail, he said, "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.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "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." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/the-new-face-of-environmentalism/Content?oid=1079539&showFullText=true
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The 1992 LA/Rodney King riots were instigated by the Revolutionary Communist Party...

From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:

"Throughout its history, one of RCP's [Revolutionary Communist Party] principal objectives has been to foment civil unrest in the United States. The most notable example of such efforts occurred on April 29, 1992, when RCP members looted and trashed the downtown and government districts of Los Angeles, triggering the infamous Rodney King riots. During the days immediately preceding the violence, RCP -- which maintained close ties to the L.A. gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods -- had circulated throughout South Central Los Angeles a leaflet featuring a statement by RCP National Spokesman Carl Dix, titled 'It's Right To Rebel' -- a quote popularized by Mao Zedong.

Encouraged by Dix, RCP activists helped lead the riots that would leave 58 people dead, more than 2,300 people injured, some 5,300 buildings burned, and $1 billion in property damaged or destroyed. On the ten-year anniversary of the rioting, RCP member Joseph Veale fondly recalled the violence as 'the most beautiful, the most heroic civil action in the history of the United States.'"
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6197

13 posted on 06/10/2012 11:38:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mylife

His knickers now match his imbecilic countenance..


14 posted on 06/10/2012 11:41:21 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Daffynition

Imagine that? A whole lot of Americans don’t like socialists and Marxists . . . ya think, Van? Sounds like the CPUSA and Donkeys are very nervous. They should be.


15 posted on 06/10/2012 11:42:26 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01

I agree .357 %


16 posted on 06/10/2012 11:47:39 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Daffynition

Mr. Van Jones........be afraid, be very afraid.

On a lighter note.....it’s the people that are fed up with socialism, the Tea Party is simply the venue....Mr. Van Jones.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 11:52:28 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: MasterGunner01

Did the evil Jones just make a gaff? Calling the TP, *a party*?

The LIEberals are running scared. It’s Patriots who are going to take this country back to it’s Constitutional roots and send the likes of VJ packing to North Korea.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 11:56:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

If self-described conservatives would stop hiring them, they wouldn’t be politically active. As for the government-employed and pensioned, stop feeding debt/revenues to them. Slow down. Stop buying. Then get our people elected.

To prevent them from coming back, repeal all kinds of regulations (especially local)—not only those that get in the way of big corporations. Freedom for all will get you the political support that you need.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 11:56:54 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRshbHhk724&feature=related


20 posted on 06/10/2012 11:58:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Daffynition

I am “shocked I tell you, shocked”; all this time I have been told by the hyper intelligent pundits on the Left and the Right that I was a member of a tiny fringe group that could influence nothing, especially any election or government action. Now I learn from a source like this, that I am actually a member of a vast right wing conspiracy that wields tremendous power. I have been told in no uncertain terms that members of the Tea Party Patriots Organizations have been relegated to the ash heap of history. WHO AM I TO BELIEVE. Oh woe is me ( he, he, he).


21 posted on 06/11/2012 12:05:07 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: mylife

Great movie.

I’ve always said 0bama will be exposed as was Sean Connery in this movie.

In fact at one time my Tag Line was:

Obama: “The Man Who Would Be King””.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 12:08:13 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Daffynition

100 years of history and the tens of millions of dead are evidence of what happens when leftists accumulate power.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 12:12:17 AM PDT by lurk
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To: familyop

100% dead on correct. There is no reason to hire libs and every reason not to. Personally I refuse to associate with them at all and my purchases are made so as to not give lib companies any of my money to the greatest possible extent. Lots of used items and such. And honestly, I haven’t suffered much for doing it. In fact, having a clear conscience makes up for the inconveniences and more.

They have no power without money.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 12:15:10 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: lurk
Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’

Van, baby, we have no intention of restricting the damage to just one-tenth of the left. We intend to squash you like a bug. Defeat you utterly. Leave you in a smoking ruin.

Then, we'll salt the earth around it.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 12:19:51 AM PDT by okie01
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To: lurk

lurk: “100 years of history and the tens of millions of dead are evidence of what happens when leftists accumulate power.”

You’re right, and Americans have no one to blame but themselves if they do nothing to resist the anti-American left.

You know, I don’t really have anything against progressives, per se. You could probably even call me a traditional liberal, one who believes in freedom and justice and opposes bigotry and rules for rule’s sake.

However, I don’t see anything liberal about today’s progressives. These folk aren’t content to let their fellow man live free. These are big government totalitarians. They won’t agree to disagree. They want to squash us and anyone else who doesn’t believe government should be our god.

That’s the fundamental issue here. Like most modern conservatives, my ideology does not require me to destroy dissent. At worst, a conservative government would be indifferent to the sufferings of individual citizens, but it certainly wouldn’t stand in the way of private citizens forming voluntary unions to aid citizens in need (something even leftists have the power to do right now!).

Leftists, on the hand, won’t let us live free. They have an idealized, utopian way that they think the world should work, and Heaven help anyone who dares disagree. They would seriously create a Brave New World or 1984 if they could, and we would be their targets. As Mark Levin often says, the left won’t be happy until everyone is equal...working in the rice paddies. He’s right!


26 posted on 06/11/2012 1:02:32 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Daffynition
I wonder if Van's daddy was the Rev. Jim Jones of "People's Temple" fame.

Hey Van, I got your reparations right here!

(slowly stirring bag of cyanide into vat of KoolAid)

27 posted on 06/11/2012 1:16:05 AM PDT by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era.)
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To: Daffynition

I'd like to tread on his face with my Mustang - then back up and tread on it again.

28 posted on 06/11/2012 1:19:43 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Norm Lenhart
100% dead on correct. There is no reason to hire libs and every reason not to. Personally I refuse to associate with them...

That's me. I no longer associate with them in any capacity, unless I have to in order to keep peace - as is with family or, for example with my wife's business contacts.

29 posted on 06/11/2012 1:23:30 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

I turned my back on lib family, friends and damned the torpedos. It totally altered my life and totally improved it.

Each must set their own limits of course, and I don’t intend to tell you ‘you are wrong’ or anything of the sort. But I would ask that you ask yourself “That keeping the peace benefiting who exactly? You or them?” because IMO until they are made to experience the shunning/disassociation they so richly deserve by all of us, they will continue to do the voodoo they do and we are helping them to do it.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 1:38:43 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
I don’t intend to tell you ‘you are wrong’ or anything of the sort. But I would ask that you ask yourself “That keeping the peace benefiting who exactly? You or them?” because IMO until they are made to experience the shunning/disassociation they so richly deserve by all of us, they will continue to do the voodoo they do and we are helping them to do it.

You might be right. I may actually wind up purging them from my life altogether.

Over the last decade or so, it's beyond mere differences of opinion between the left and right. It's to the point where by their actions - or lack thereof - they're causing tangible, real world harm to my family and my country.

I may not be able to abide by it for much longer.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 1:57:29 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

32 posted on 06/11/2012 2:01:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: familyop

33 posted on 06/11/2012 2:03:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Leftist fears are their own desires for us.
It’s that simple.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 2:07:57 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Daffynition

The Tea Party will use power to decimate the left?

America would be a far better place if that would come to pass.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 2:11:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“The man is a well-dressed psychopath commie and nothing else.”
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I once saw an interview with Meg Whitman, where she said she met Van Jones on cruise to Alaska.
Her comment...”He is such a wonderful man”
Made me want to throw up.


36 posted on 06/11/2012 2:16:19 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Daffynition

Looking forward to decimation.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 2:16:36 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maddog55

Decimation is only one in ten, we can do better
than that.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 2:20:20 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AAABEST

It’s definitely no easy thing to consider, much less do. In my case, I have the usual assortment of winners and I literally sat and thought “Just how much horseXXit are you willing to deal with?” In my case the answer was none. And for the reasons you stated. Not only were these people personally getting me frazzled with their idiocy, but they were totally against things I hold most important in my own life...and the then young life of my child.

I asked myself why I should assist in my own demise. And by association, that of my country, since I tend to believe in things like right and wrong, even if I’m not perfect.

The difference between me and them was that they had a more situational outlook on everything. “Good for me/not for thee” mindset that governed their actions/views. Nothing special, just standard lib crap. And of course, the burning desire to shovel that liberalism on everyone around them in whatever form it took at the moment.

Ultimately I reverted to my belief that family is made, not born and that one cannot be ‘friends’ with people who hate everything that makes you who you are. It makes no logical sense to participate in the development of one’s own misery. So I simply said FU and walked away. It’s been several years since I first did that. And I have not regretted it for a nanosecond since.


39 posted on 06/11/2012 2:21:24 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Daffynition

ummm...

Decimate us?

You mean like Planned Parenthood?
(originally conceived to limit the population growth of “undesirables”)


40 posted on 06/11/2012 2:33:11 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: ETL

http://books.google.com/books?id=r9XGjh4eypcC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=van%20jones&f=false

Behind Enemy Lines: Inside the World
Economic Forum

By Van Jones

Van Jones founded the Bay Area Police Watch, which has been key in organizing effective challenges to police brutality. He is the national executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and an organizer with Books Not Bars.

Have you ever heard someone declare that the entire world is run by a small handful of people? You probably dismissed that person as a lunatic, right? Well, I have some disturbing news for you: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Global Ruling Class.”

I saw it myself, up close and personal, with my own eyes – on the rich folks’ side of the police barricades that surrounded the Waldorf-Astoria hotel during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Davos” gathering in New York City in February 2002.

Having spent a few days in their company, I have two observations about the global elite. First: it is a remarkably self-confident class-absolutely assured of both the correctness of its “free market” course and its ability to carry forward that program on a world scale. In person, the global rulers maintain an easy confidence and grace, despite a global economic downturn. Despite the threat of terrorist violence from right-wing Islamic fundamentalists. Despite rising protests from anticapitalists on the Left. Despite the political and economic meltdown in Argentina. Despite corporate implosions like Enron. Despite various shocks to the system, the global rulers remain absolutely self-confident, genial, self-assured. One get the impression that they are just a few hundred old chums, playing a fun and leisurely game of golf-with the entire earth as their green.

Second, the global rulers are not wed to any of the present institutions of global governance (WTO, IMF, World Bank) that we “antiglobalizers” have targeted. Thy are committed to one thing and one thing only: the continued success and long-term stability of capitalism as a world system. In fact, leading intellectual elites and business leaders were freely debating at the forum how to reform or abolish all of those institutions-but for reasons that would horrify most people of conscience.

How I Got In

Before I elaborate on these themes, let me explain how I gained access to one of the most exclusive gatherings in the world. Every year the heads of the top 1,000 global corporations, members of parliament from dozens of nations, heads of state from several countries, and celebrities and notables from around the world gather in Davos, Switzerland, to mix and mingle over the course of an extended weekend. There are parties, galas, workshops, and speeches. And every year, the WEF selects 100 people (under the age of thirty-six) from around the world, declares them “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” (GLTs) and then invites them to attend.

As someone who inhaled tear gas in Seattle and got hit by a police car protesting the World Bank in Washington, D.C., I was shocked to be one of the few U.S. citizens to get the WEF’s award in 2002. I did not seek out the honor, nor did I apply for it. (I don’t think I’d even heard of the WEF before it sent me the award letter.) My only “claim to fame” is that I earned a law degree from Yale University in 1993 and then helped to found a human rights organization opposing U.S. police abuse and prison expansion. But most of the other GLTs were successful business leaders or elected officials in their own countries.

The selection process is highly secretive, so I don’t know why the picked me. My best guess: The selection committee wanted to add some token “social justice” flavor to the mix-and then picked my name off a list of people who have won other prestigious national or international awards.

To Accept or Not to Accept?

Whatever the rationale, I wound up with a coveted invitation to the ruling elites’ biggest schmooze-fest. Of course, given what the “World Exploiters’ Forum” stands for, it is not obvious that a Left activist like me should accept one of its awards. Many smart, hardworking progressives would “just say no” to any honors from the global rulers. And I fully respect everyone who feels that way.

But I took a different view. I looked at the award as a series of golden opportunities: to get on the other side of the barricades, to steal a first-hand look behind the ruling class’s curtains. And possibly to use the WEF’s own platform against it. Most activists have some degree of “privilege,” which we use as best we can to help build the movement. I saw the award as a special privilege that I could put to good use.

Plain and simple: I knew that, in the eyes of the media, someone being honored by the WEF would have the perfect standing to criticize it. Some of my colleagues worried that the WEF would try to “pimp” the fact that it was honoring someone from the “protest” community, to bolster its stodgy image. But the WEF never sent out one press release (or did anything else) to single me out from the other ninety-nine awardees (most of whom were mainstream political and business elites from around the world). Therefore, I was free and clear to go to New York and single myself out-by loudly challenging corporate-led globalization, from inside the WEF.

Media Coup

In that regard, my colleagues at the Ella Baker Center and I succeeded beyond our wildest expectations. My EBC colleagues worked overtime to get the media to spotlight my dissent at the super-elite gathering. Thanks to their efforts, literally millions of people around the world heard a searing critique of the WEF’s elitism and exploitative agenda-from someone whom the WEF itself was honoring. Our little “media coup” has earned us a tidal wave of positive feedback from all over the country, as well as from Europe and Africa.

I got spots on CNN, NPR, and national Pacifica radio. I got to call the WEF “corporate cabal of economic royalists” on National Public Radio’s Marketplace. And I sang the praises of the progressive World Social Forum in Brazil on CNN’s Business Unusual-which reaches an international audience of several million people. (A friend got a call from his wife in Ghana, who say she saw me on TB in the motherland!) And for my “acceptance speech,” I challenged the delegation with a hard-hitting poem that compared cops to “cavemen” and opposed the mass incarceration of youth. I did everything I could to forward the cause against corporate-led globalization, from the inside.

Massive Security Lockdown, Inside and Out

With practically the entire global ruling class in one building, security was tighter at the Waldorf-Astoria than anything I’ve ever seen or heard of. There were 4,000 police actively engaged in security for the event. To get into the Waldorf-Astoria, you had to have a special photo ID badge, with a computer chip embedded in it. After showing your badge at numerous police checkpoints just to get to the building and then into the foyer, you then had to press your badge against a translucent white panel. Your photograph and all your personal information would then somehow pop up on a computer screen that security guards would scrutinize. Only then would they wave you through the metal detectors and into the forum itself.

Inside, I noticed that every one of the hotel security guards looked very formidable-and that each one had the same small, red emblems on their lapels. “Hey,” I said, pointing to the starlike pin on one guard’s suit jacket. “What’s the name of your security firm?” He gave me a sly smile. “Secret service.”

Men in suits with bomb-sniffing dogs would come sweeping through the corridors of the ultra-posh hotel at random intervals. Once, a swarm of Israeli secret service came rushing through the huge lobby, instantly parting the scores of people casually assembled there like the Red Sea. In the center of the swarm: Shimon Perez.

The massive security presence had a huge psychological effect on any would-be dissidents (like me) inside. For instance, at a big breakfast meeting. I wanted to publically challenge former U.S. President Bill Clinton for doubling the U.S. prison population during his tenure. But the session ended before the moderator called on me. And-finding myself essentially alone in a strange place that was filled with hundreds of secret service agents, patrolled by dozens of police dogs and surrounded by 4,000 cops-I was too chicken-shit to just stand up and yelling at him. Having been tear gassed in Seattle 1999 and hit by a police car at the year 2000 anti-World Bank protests in D.C., I like to think of myself as a fearless protester—a true “bad ass.” But inside the locked-down Waldorf, I found myself acting as polite and cooperative as a choirboy.

Comic Relief

Of course, I saw all kinds of other famous people, the whole while. Bono, Bill Gates, Bishop Desmond Tutu, George Soros, Lauryn Hill, And—unforgettably—acting legends Sidney Poitier and Ossie Davis walking through the main lobby, arm in arm, like two shining Black Gods in a sea of pale faces.

And there are certain bizarre and laughable scenes that will be forever etched in my mind. For instance, I saw Bill Clinton bending all the way over at the waist to hug a small child. I was touched. But then I reaized he wasn’t embracing a kid. He was hugging sex expert Dr. Ruth. (No comment.)

And, one time, I was standing at a urinal, between two older white guys. I looked to my right and recognized one of the guys as GOP Senator Orrin Hatch. The guy to my left: failed GOP presidential hopeful Steve Forbes. I couldn’t decide which one to turn to and salute first. So both of them escaped, high and dry.

Political Observations

As surprising as I found some of the sights inside the Waldorf-Astoria, the things that I heard during the innumerable workshops, panels, and discussions were even more surprising.

First of all, the ruling class more or less understands itself to be a ruling class. Behind the closed doors, there is no pretense to democracy or humility. Countless sessions and workshops started with a discussion leader standing before a room of thirty to fifty power players and casually stating: “Okay, so we’re here to make the world run better. Right now we’ve got in this room together everybody who can make a difference on (issue X). So leg’s get started.” The idea that a few dozen CEOs and government officials should get together in a posh hotel and solve every problem from trade to AIDS did not seem to strike anyone as odd or undemocratic.

Second, everyone loved the protester. In fact, most attendees took the demonstrations—and the huge police response—as an affirmation of their own self-importance. It was almost as if a bunch of really nerdy kids were chanting and marching around outside the coolest frat house on campus. All the frat guys and gals inside would occasionally peek out the window and chuckle. But mainly they just kept their own party going.

While most attendees dismissed the demonstrations as “festive irrelevance,” they did feel some need to speak occasionally to key issues raised by our movement. Clinton himself said with a wry smile about the demonstrations: “I’ll be most of you sitting in here actually agree with about 80 percent of what the protesters out there are saying.” I looked around and saw dozens of heads bobbing n vigorous agreement. “Well, unlike them, you have a real opportunity to do something about it. So wha are you going to do?” That was the attitude among a lot of the power elite.

So it quickly became a cliché for a speaker to say, “You know, I must say that the protesters have gotten a few tings right. (Dramatic pause.) For instance, we have to do better on the issue of (hunger, the environment, whatever). But the way to do that is through more free trade, not less.” In other words, we are enough of a factor that the global elite cannot ignore us. But we are too small and marginal still to make them really bite their nails and worry about s. So they give us just enough attention to dismiss us.

Third, I was surprised to hear repeated and very candid discussions of the problems with the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and other institutions. A number of workshops began with one dignitary or another saying, “Well, clearly, the institutions of global governance are not working properly. How do we fix them, or what do we replace them with?” I had to remind myself that these were the people who created these institutions in the first place. To us, organizations like the WTO are huge monsters that terrorize the globe. But they are house pets to the global elite and they could easily imaging themselves trading them in for “something better,” Just like they do with their luxury cars and spouses.

But, lastly, I was horrified to learn the reason that the global rulers may seek real reforms of their institutions—bringing in civil society and labor unions, creating more transparency in their dealings, better incorporating human rights and environmental standards. It is not because of a concern for justice, ecological sustainability, or anything else admirable. It is because the present system is too unstable for them to plan well and earn their profits. It turns out that “instability” (their code word for everything from stock market crashes to terrorist attacks) is bad for business.

On greatly respected Harvard professor summed it up: “We can no longer export our capital to important parts of the Third World. But the Third World can still export terrorism and disease to us. Therefore, for our own safety and security, we must take serious steps to reduce hunger and poverty in the global south.” (Truly heartwarming stuff, I know.)

So be forewarned: we are not the only people saying “fix it or nix it” about the WTO and other institutions. Sections of the global elite are saying the same thing. But for very different reasons. Remember that when they come offering us the peace pipe and a smile.

Mainstream Media, Radical Message

My mission, as I saw it, was not to play politics on the inside, I wanted to use the platform to get a subversive message out to as many people as possible on the outside. And I did my best.

On CNN’s Business Unusual (worldwide broadcast), I said: “if I were not invited on the inside, I would be on the outside [protesting] … We are really I think at a point in history, we are going to look back and say, this was a point of global crisis in democracy. The World Economic Forum, 3,000 people with more decisionmaking power than 6 billion people on the planet. That’s not democracy…”

And I added: “[The] mothers around the world who are trying to figure out ways to raise their children have as much wisdom or more than any CEO, but they are not being included in this process at the World Trade Organization, or the World Economic Forum. Our point is, include everybody. We need the wisdom of the whole human family to solve these problems. And that’s the point we’re making on the outside and the inside.”

On National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, I said: “This is a tiny, elite gathering of global, economic royalists. Three thousand CEOs sipping martinis do not have more wisdom than the working people and the mothers around the world who are solving real problems every day with very few resources. That’s the wisdom that we need to solve these problems. And these CEOs need to take their place at the table with the rest of us.”

On Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now show with Amy Goodman, I said: “We have one, small, green soap bubble called planet earth. All of the life support systems are failing us. And we have 6 billion people who are locked out. We absolutely must speak truth to power. And we must build power to combat this global elite that is dominating decisionmaking for the rest of us.”

And I added: “The World Economic Forum is a symptom of a global crisis in democracy. And the World Social Forum is the antidote. And I think that there are certainly some honest people at the World Economic Forum. But the reality is that until the basic power relations have changed so that workers and ordinary people have the power to solve their problems at the grassroots level, the World Economic Forum is going to continue to be a corporate cabal, trying to run the planet, hoarding power at the top. And no amount of passing out awards and cookies and PR snow jobs is going to cover that up.”


41 posted on 06/11/2012 3:04:10 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: Daffynition
Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’

Funny, a month ago I was reading how the Tea Party was dead and powerless.

42 posted on 06/11/2012 3:44:17 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

It’s Schrodinger’s Tea Party...alive and dead at the same time ;)


43 posted on 06/11/2012 3:51:42 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Daffynition

Absolutely, Van Jones, absolutely.

I’m also prepared to light lanterns.


44 posted on 06/11/2012 4:01:41 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Daffynition

And decimate we will...........like OJ it’s a matter of time when we see this jail bird in a suit back behind bars


45 posted on 06/11/2012 4:06:47 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!

That hits the nail on the head.


46 posted on 06/11/2012 4:16:05 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Daffynition
What Mr Jones doesn't understand is that we will no longer allow the progressives to use our money to destroy this country.

The liberal clap-trap-bull-crap is over.

You want something? You pay for it.

You have a kid? That's your responsibility.

You choose to destroy your life w/ drugs and sex and crime. That's your loss, not mine; not one dime of mine.

These j@ck@sses ain't no where near ready for the tidal wave that's building up.

47 posted on 06/11/2012 4:26:29 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Daffynition
What Mr Jones doesn't understand is that we will no longer allow the progressives to use our money to destroy this country.

The liberal clap-trap-bull-crap is over.

You want something? You pay for it.

You have a kid? That's your responsibility.

You choose to destroy your life w/ drugs and sex and crime. That's your loss, not mine; not one dime of mine.

These j@ck@sses ain't no where near ready for the tidal wave that's building up.

48 posted on 06/11/2012 4:26:46 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: nvscanman

decimate

Definion:

to select by lot and kill every tenth man


49 posted on 06/11/2012 4:27:42 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Haddit
"from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country."--Van Jones

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"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1>
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"Dig It. First they killed those pigs [ie, rich people], then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
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Undercover agent Larry Grathwohl discusses the Weather Underground's post-revolution governing plans for the United States:

Larry Grathwohl:

"I asked, 'well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?' and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say 'eliminate,' I mean 'kill.' Twenty-five million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people. And they were dead serious."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMIwziGrAQ
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"FBI files from 1976, recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act, confirm the connections between Weatherman, Havana, and Moscow. Weatherman leaders like Mark Rudd traveled illegally to Havana in 1968 to engage in terrorist training. There, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808
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"In July 1969, [Bernardine] Dohrn [Bill Ayers' co-terrorist wife and leader of the Weather Underground], Eleanor Raskin, Dianne Donghi, Peter Clapp, David Millstone and Diana Oughton, all representing 'Weatherman', as Dohrn's faction was now called, traveled to Cuba and met with representatives of the North Vietnamese and Cuban governments."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernardine_Dohrn

July 27, 1970: The United States Army base at The Presidio in San Francisco is bombed on the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. [NYTimes, 7/27/70]
Chronology of Weather Underground attacks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_(organization)#Chronology_of_events

Wikipedia's source for the Chronology of Events:
FBI files (on pdf)
http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/weather.htm
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From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' "

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obamas_foul_weather_friends.html
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"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==

50 posted on 06/11/2012 4:47:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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