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***SPRAYER 09-11-2009 06:57 AM

B.O. is the Manchurian Candidate
 
The Manchurian Candidate
By: David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, September 11, 2009



Those who were surprised by the White House appointment of Van Jones – a self-styled “communist,” and a proponent of the idea that the Katrina catastrophe was caused by “white supremacy,” haven’t been paying attention to developments on the left since the fall of Communism, or to president Obama’s extensive roots in its political culture. Van Jones is the carefully groomed protégé of a network of radical organizations -- including Moveon.org -- and of Democratic sponsors like billionaire George Soros and John Podesta, former Clinton chief of staff and co-chair of the Obama transition team.
At the time of his appointment as the President’s “Green Jobs” czar – and despite a very recent 10-year history of “revolutionary” activity – Jones was a member of two key organizations at the very heart of what might be called the executive branch of the Democratic Party. The first is the Center for American Progress which was funded by Soros and is headed by Podesta. The second is the Apollo Alliance, on whose board Jones sits with Podesta, Carol Browner and Al Gore. This is a coalition of radicals, leftwing union leaders and corporate recruits, which had a major role in designing Obama’s green economy plans, including the “cash for clunkers” program. The New York director of the Alliance, who will be writing its applications for tens of millions of dollars in “stimulus” funds, is Jeff Jones (no relation) who was a co-leader of the terrorist Weather Underground along with Obama’s close friend and political ally William Ayers.


According to his own account, Van Jones became a “communist” during a prison term he served after being arrested during the 1992 Los Angeles race riots. For the next ten years Jones was an activist in the Maoist organization STORM – “Stand Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement.” When STORM disintegrated Jones joined the Apollo Alliance and the Center for American Progress Democrats. As he explained to the East Bay Express in a 2005 article, he still considered himself a “revolutionary, but just a more effective one.” “Before,” he told the Express, “we would fight anybody, any time. No concession was good enough;… 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.”



Pursuing the deep satisfaction of radical ends is the clear sub-text of Jones’ 2007 book, The Green Collar Economy which comes with a Forward by Robert Kennedy Jr. and enthusiastic blurbs from Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore. According to Jones, the Katrina tragedies were caused by global warming, white supremacy, free market economics and the “war for oil” in Iraq. This “perfect storm” of social evils deprived poor blacks of the protection of adequate levees and private vehicles which would have allowed them to escape. The fact that a fleet of public buses was available but the black mayor and the black power structure in New Orleans failed to deploy them go unmentioned in Jones’ indictment of white racism. Instead, “The Katrina story illustrates clearly the two crises we face in the United States: radical socioeconomic inequality and rampant environmental destruction.” To deal with these crises “we will need both political and economic transformation – immediately.”

How did John Podesta and Al Gore and Barack Obama come to be political allies of a far left radical like Van Jones, a 9/11 conspiracy “truther” and a supporter of the Hamas view that the entire state of Israel is “occupied territory?” To answer this question requires an understanding of developments within the political left that have taken place over the last two decades, and in particular the forging of a “popular front” between anti-American radicals and “mainstream liberals” in the Democratic Party.


The collapse of Communism in the early Nineties did not lead to an agonizing reappraisal of its radical agendas among many who had supported it in the West. Instead, its survivors set about creating a new socialist international which would unite “social justice” movements, radical environmental groups, leftwing trade unions, and traditional communist parties – all dedicated to the revival of utopian dreams.


The new political force made its first impression at the end of the decade when it staged global demonstrations against the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. The demonstrations erupted into large-scale violence in Seattle in 2001 when 50,000 Marxists, anarchists and environmental radicals, joined by the giant leftwing unions AFSCME and SEIU, descended on the city, smashed windows and automobiles, and set fire to buildings to protest “globalization” – the world capitalist system.


In the direct aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the anti-globalization forces morphed into what became known as the “anti-war” movement. An already scheduled anti-globalization protest on September 29 was re-redirected (and re-named) to target America’s retaliation against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The new “peace” movement grew to massive proportions in the lead up to the war in Iraq but it never held a single protest against Saddam’s violation of 17 UN arms control resolutions, or his expulsion of the UN arms inspectors. It did, however, mobilize 35 million people in world-wide protests against America’s “imperialist war for oil.” The orchestrators of the demonstrations were the same leaders and the same organizations, the same unions and the same “social justice” groups that had been responsible for the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization and the international capitalist system.


A second watershed came in the run-up to the 2004 elections when billionaire George Soros decided to integrate the radicals – including their political organization ACORN -- into the structure of Democratic Party politics. Together with a group of like-minded billionaires, Soros created a “Shadow Party” (as Richard Poe and I documented in a book by that name) whose purpose was to shape the outcome of the 2004 presidential race. “America under Bush,” Soros told The Washington Post, “is a danger to the world,…” To achieve his goal, Soros created a galaxy of 527 political organizations headed by leftwing union leaders like SEIU chief Andrew Stern and Clinton operatives like Harold Ickes. As its policy brain he created the Center for American Progress.

Soros failed to achieve his goal in 2004 but he went on working to create new elements of the network, such as the Apollo Alliance. Four years later the Shadow Party was able to elect a candidate who had spent his entire political career in the bowels of this movement. Obama’s electoral success was made possible by the wide latitude he was given by the press and the public, partly because he was the first African-American with a chance to be president and partly because his campaign was deliberately crafted to convey the impression that he was a tax-cutting centrist who intended to bring Americans together to find common solutions to their problems. When confronted with his long-term associations and working partnerships with anti-American racists like Jeremiah Wright and anti-American radicals like William Ayers, he denied the obvious and successfully side-stepped its implications.

Just eight months into his presidency, however, a new Barack Obama has begun to emerge. With unseemly haste Obama has nearly bankrupted the federal government, amassing more debt in eight months than all his predecessors combined. He has appeased America’s enemies abroad and attacked America’s intelligence services at home. He has rushed forward with programs that require sweeping changes in the American economy and is now steamrolling a massive new health-care program that will give the government unprecedented control of its citizens.



Among the hallmarks of this new radical regime the appointment of Van Jones stood out for its blatant departure from political normalcy. In his White House role, the radical Jones would have represented the president in shaping a multi-billion stimulus package, which could easily function as a patronage program of particular interest to his political allies in the “Apollo Alliance,” ACORN and the leftwing unions. In the classic manual for activists on how to achieve their radical goals, Obama’s political mentor Saul Alinsky wrote: “From the moment an organizer enters a community, he lives, dreams, eats, breathes, sleeps only one thing, and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army.” As the president’s green jobs commissar, Van Jones had entered the trillion-dollar community of the federal government and would soon have been building his radical army. The rest of us should be wondering who his sponsors were within the White House (senior presidential advisor and long-time “progressive” Valerie Jarrett was certainly one). Then we should ask ourselves what they are planning next.


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David Horowitz is the founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of the new book, One Party Classroom.

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BigRedChief 09-11-2009 07:01 AM

How many Obama is a lying POS communist threads do you get to post daily? Do you think by posting 10 threads a day saying Obama sucks you are convincing anyone opinion to switch to your viewpoint? And if its just venting, can you do it in an exsiting thread?

Messier 09-11-2009 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6055899)
How many Obama is a lying POS communist threads do you get to post daily? Do you think by posting 10 threads a day saying Obama sucks you are convincing anyone opinion to switch to your viewpoint? And if its just venting, can you do it in an exsiting thread?

Shut up Moonbat!

Radar Chief 09-11-2009 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6055899)
How many Obama is a lying POS communist threads do you get to post daily? Do you think by posting 10 threads a day saying Obama sucks you are convincing anyone opinion to switch to your viewpoint? And if its just venting, can you do it in an exsiting thread?

When Thomas, Denise and jAZ were spamming the board with “Bush id teh Debil!” topics I believe the limit was set at 5 topics per day, which is still pretty generous.
Is SHTSPRAYER posting that many? :shrug:
Welcome to how the other half lived for 8 years. ;)

BigRedChief 09-11-2009 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Messier (Post 6055902)
Shut up Moonbat!

ROFL

***SPRAYER 09-11-2009 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6055899)
How many Obama is a lying POS communist threads do you get to post daily? Do you think by posting 10 threads a day saying Obama sucks you are convincing anyone opinion to switch to your viewpoint? And if its just venting, can you do it in an exsiting thread?

It bothers you, doesn't it? Knowing how gullible you were. Or maybe you like the fact that he's a communist?

Garcia Bronco 09-11-2009 08:07 AM

I love how people that don't have actual jobs are in a position to tell people what kind of jobs they shold have. Sitting on the board of a political faction is NOT a job. It's a hobbie.

***SPRAYER 09-11-2009 08:08 AM

Who Would Have Thought It?
If I had told you on September 11, 2001 that eight years later...



We would have a president who picked as a close White House advisor someone who stated that America got what was coming to us 9-11, that the United States was a terrorist country, and whose minister had said the same.
That the president who had kept the country safe from further terror attacks for eight years -- who turned Iraq and Afghanistan from our mortal enemies into our nominal allies -- would be reviled as a "war criminal."
We would elect a president who would say Victory over the terrorists isn't really our objective
We would have a Congressional leadership that was ready to cede Afghanistan back to the Taliban, because they didn't think the public thought winning was worth it
The president and his administration would be forbidden to speak of the 'War on Terrorism' because the language was considered politically incorrect. Instead, of a terror attack, the events on 9-11-2001 would be considered merely a "man-caused disaster."
Our Supreme Court would have concluded that the foreign terrorists who destroyed the WTC were entitled to the same Constitutional Rights as the Americans they butchered
We would have a president eager to bring terrorists onto American soil, and would have released other terrorists to taxpayer paid vacations in tropical paradises
The president and his party would be seeking to prosecute intelligence agents who put their lives on the line to protect Americans from another attack.
We would have members of an entire political party who thought pouring water on a terrorist's nose to save American lives was a horror beyond the pale.
Hollywood would have released several movies depicting our soldiers and intelligence services as the bad guys (Redacted, Syriana, War Inc, Lions for Lambs, In the Valley of Elah) , and the terrorists as innocent victims (Rendition).
A film-maker who described Islamic terrorists as "equivalent to our Minutemen" would be given a place of honor in the president's box at the DNC convention.
We would have a president who apologized to Islamic countries for America defending ourselves against terrorists
We would have a president that stood by and did nothing while the world's leading sponsor of terror developed nuclear weapons
Our borders would still be wide open, and two successive administrations would have done nothing to secure them.
An environmental group would use the horrific images of the murder of 2,800 people as part of a hip, edgy ad campaign.

Would you have believed me? Would you have thought all this was insane? Would you have been outraged? Would you have thought it possible on 9-11-2001, that eight years later our national leadership would be once again gutting our military, tying up our intelligence agencies in bureaucratic knots, and retreating to the same failed 'terrorism is a law enforcement matter' approach that led to the attacks on the World Trade Center to begin with?

What you have said if you knew all this would happen after 9-11-2001, besides, 'Good God, what happened to this country? How did we let this happen How did we forget?'

Update: According to the official 9-11-2009 Presidential 9-11 Proclamation, the events of 9-11-2001 weren't terrorist attacks, they were "heinous crimes." Just crimes, you know, like dealing coke, or tax evasion, or facilitating child prostitution.

http://www.moonbattery.com

patteeu 09-11-2009 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6055899)
How many Obama is a lying POS communist threads do you get to post daily? Do you think by posting 10 threads a day saying Obama sucks you are convincing anyone opinion to switch to your viewpoint? And if its just venting, can you do it in an exsiting thread?

If your opinion of Obama hasn't at least started to change already, it makes me wonder what it was you were actually hoping to accomplish with your vote last November.

Bill Parcells 09-11-2009 08:31 AM

He is King of the United States..lol

BigRedChief 09-11-2009 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 6056041)
If your opinion of Obama hasn't at least started to change already, it makes me wonder what it was you were actually hoping to accomplish with your vote last November.

I think he's wrong on a government run health care option.

He's wrong on increasing troops in Afghanistan. There has to be a better way.

He's wrong on releasing the visitors to the White House list.

He's wrong on going after Bush and Cheney for torture.

He's wrong for using state secrets as an excuse to not release information, in many instances.

He's behaving in a politically chickem way to not deal with Dont ask, Don't tell and illegal immigration.

I'm sure there are more...

That enough for ya

ChiTown 09-11-2009 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6056120)

I'm sure there are more...

That enough for ya

That's a good start.........:D

You're a good egg, BRC

***SPRAYER 09-11-2009 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6056120)
I think he's wrong on a government run health care option.

He's wrong on increasing troops in Afghanistan. There has to be a better way.

He's wrong on releasing the visitors to the White House list.

He's wrong on going after Bush and Cheney for torture.

He's wrong for using state secrets as an excuse to not release information, in many instances.

He's behaving in a politically chickem way to not deal with Dont ask, Don't tell and illegal immigration.

I'm sure there are more...

That enough for ya

And you didn't know what he was all about back in November?

patteeu 09-11-2009 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigRedChief (Post 6056120)
I think he's wrong on a government run health care option.

He's wrong on increasing troops in Afghanistan. There has to be a better way.

He's wrong on releasing the visitors to the White House list.

He's wrong on going after Bush and Cheney for torture.

He's wrong for using state secrets as an excuse to not release information, in many instances.

He's behaving in a politically chickem way to not deal with Dont ask, Don't tell and illegal immigration.

I'm sure there are more...

That enough for ya

That's a list of issue disagreements. I'm talking about an actual change of opinion about the man. Do you still think Obama is who you thought he was when you voted for him?

HonestChieffan 09-11-2009 08:59 AM

So soon the discussion ignores the OP.

Horowitz is not some kook, he is highly respected. He makes some excellent points that should be considered by all of us.


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