Van Jones, once Obama’s Green Energy Czar who was forced out due his communist ties, is back in the news. These quotes are from a recent Politico article:
Liberals must work hard to give Obama a second term, then force him to the left, Jones explained.
“We have to re-elect the president, and we have to re-energize our own movement. That’s how we get change. We’re not going to have a ‘vote and hope’ strategy. We’re going to have a ‘march-and create change’ strategy,” Jones said.
I find it incredible that the most radical of the Left don’t think Obama is radical enough. Obama needs to be re-elected and then pushed to the Left. That is a scary thought.
To his supporters, Jones’s combative stance personifies the uncompromising liberal they wish Obama would be, especially after White House compromises to the right on issues like health care and the budget deficit. But Jones credits the vocal right for giving Republicans the openings they needed to increase their power on Capitol Hill and changing the public debate. And he blames liberals waiting for directions from Obama.
I must not be as attentive as I thought I was because I don’t remember any White House compromises with the Right on healthcare, do you?
So, it looks like this election cycle is going to be very interesting. Mr. Van Jones and his Rebuild the Dream movement along with his allies in the OWS movement are planning to have a lot of marches and become an auxiliary force to get Obama re-elected so that the movement can then force Obama to the extreme Left. I’m sure all those marches will be non-violent, right?
Thinking about Van Jones and his plans for America got me to thinking about the era of McCarthyism and the House Committee on Un-American Activities. To be sure, the tactics used by Senator Joe McCarthy and the tactics used by the House Committee on Un-American Activities were in themselves un-American. Buy, they were right about one thing. They were right to worry about communist infiltrating our various institutions, including Hollywood.
I am old enough to remember some news stories from the early fifties. Whether I saw it on TV or in a news real at the Saturday matinee, I remember seeing a bunch of people being washed down the steps of some government building with fire hoses. I asked my dad what that was about. He told me that they were bad people. He called them pinkos and commies that hated America. I was probably eight years old and I couldn’t imagine anyone hating America. I asked my dad to explain what commies were. He said they were mostly Russians who kept their people behind an iron curtain where they didn’t have any freedom. Well, that was good enough for me. If my dad said commies were bad, they were bad!, I know I spent a lot of time truing imagine this iron curtain my dad spoke of. I had to be very big and very ugly.
Those were simpler times. Americans knew who their enemies were. They were the commies behind the iron curtain and they were the commies in our midst. As it turned out, the commies in our midst were the greater danger. The commies now dominate our education system, the news media and, Hollywood. We have our first Marxist president and he has filled his administration with like-minded people. The majority of Americans no longer know who their enemy is.
The word “communist” still carries some negative connotations in America today but not much. The commies openly march today with the unions and the OWS protesters waving their hammer and cycle flags and wearing their Che Guevara T-shirts. But, most on the Left prefer to hide behind names like “socialist” or “liberal” or “progresive”- It’s all the same. It all leads to the same dark place. The enemy hasn’t changed since the days of Joe McCarthy but Americans have changed. The politicians on the Right won’t call Obama and his policies what they are. They are too polite. Only we Right-Wing-Radicals (RWR) will call them commies.
The Left will make this election battle about class warfare and wealth redistribution. That’s communism. They know it, although they will never use that word. They know what this battle is really about.
The Right will make this election battle about the economy. I understand that. They should be able to win this battle on that ground. But, until all of the Right and a majority of Americans relearn who the enemy is, we will continue our march toward communism no matter what Party is in control.
Joe McCarthy was a disgusting creep, but he knew who the enemy was.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?