The Left seems to have a new spokesman in 9/11 Truther and
Marxist Van Jones, especially on campus.
Recent appearances include Howard University, UC-Berkeley,
University of California San Diego, Princeton University, American University,
Bentley College, Columbia University, Yale University, and Philips Exeter Academy, among others. He was also a
featured speaker at the Campus Progress National Conference and featured in a
Campus Progress newsletter and video .
But who is he?
Obama’s former “green jobs” czar resigned in disgrace after
apologizing for using inappropriate language and agreeing that George Bush blew
up the Twin Towers. His extremist views
and questionable past include black nationalism, radical statements, and
community organizing for Marxist principles.
This profile from Discover the Networks extensively catalogues
Jones’ career and Glenn Beck exposes him in this video. It is clear that he is a radical who is
opposed to capitalism, free markets, and the founding principles that have made
this country great. Students already
hear similar perspectives from most texts and professors.
He is now a visiting fellow at Princeton and a senior fellow with the
Center for American Progress. When Jason
Mattera asked John Podesta why Van Jones was hired, he avoided the question.
Jones’ crazy sayings are documented here* and you can watch
him speak to students at Berkeley here, including his answer* when a student
asks why liberals can’t pass far-left legislation. (*parents, there is some inappropriate