The PJ Tatler

Van Jones: A Communist's Confessional

In the person of former Obama “green jobs” czar Van Jones, one can see the hard left at a glance. Through “Color of Change” Jones cranks up racial discord. Through his green demagoguery he cranks up anti-capitalism. Through his Trutherism, he cranks up the conspiracy mongering. He’s a one-stop shop of the kooky left. When Jones speaks about the left, he does know what he’s talking about. He’s one of their leaders.

Steve Hayward catches Jones appearing on CSPAN’s Book TV, where he made a confession on behalf of himself and his fellow leftists.

I’m critical of myself, first, and the environmentalists.  When the oil spill had happened in the spring of 2010, there was another moment to say, ‘Hold on a second, let’s relook at energy policy in America.  Should we be subsidizing companies who are risking our health immediately and in the long-term?’”  We didn’t do it.  You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spillI guarantee you, if John McCain had been President, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been President with that oil spill, I’d have been out there with a sign protesting.  I didn’t, because of who the President was.   Well, that’s a bad, uh, uh…that’s not good for the earth, it’s not good for the cause, it’s probably not good for the President.  It’s certainly not the way we should conduct ourselves.  And so, I’m very tough on progressive movements and leaders, including myself, who did not stand on principle, based upon who we looked across and saw as President.

So the environmental movement is really nothing more than an auxiliary of the Democratic Party? If the content of Jones’ confession isn’t exactly a surprise, the fact that he made it at all is.