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Friday, July 29, 2011

Van Jones

He got it wrong and upon realizing it, immediately corrected it. 
 as 'Green Jobs Czar' [The Green Jobs approach having destroyed the economy of Spain]
 Any fan of Beck's knew his motivation was never a firing; that being the WH ploy to get the subject, that hiring practices of the White House, dropped.

In Van's own words as reported in an "East Bay Express" article titled "The Face New of Environmentalism by Eliza Strickland
The Subheading now says:


"Van Jones renounced his rowdy black nationalism on the way toward becoming an influential leader of the new progressive politics."

But in the same article it says:

"Before, we would fight anybody, any time," he said. "No concession was good enough; we never said 'Thank you.' Now, I put the issues and constituencies first. I'll work with anybody, I'll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward. ... I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."
His new philosophy emphasizes effectiveness, which he believes is inextricably tied to unity. He still considers himself a revolutionary, just a more effective one, who has realized that the progressive left's insistence on remaining a counterculture destroys its potential as a political movement. "One of my big heroes is Malcolm X, not because I agree with Malcolm, but because he wasn't afraid to change in public,"

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