Many reasons have been advanced for the forced resignation of Obama’s “Green Czar” Anthony Van Jones. But as the late unlamented financial shark J.P. Morgan always said: There are two reasons for everything. The good reason and the real reason.
We’ve heard all the ‘good reasons’ on Fox, the Neocon agit-prop organ which dumbs down the Neocon line for the unwashed masses. But the real reason was spilled out by Canadian Neocon propaganda specialist Charles Krauthammer, in his Washington Post column.
For Neocon cultists like Krauthammer, the “truther” part mattered; the rest dismissed for being of little consequence. That’s the real reason; that’s the cat out of the bag.
Again, he said most of the strikes against Jones were of “no consequence” save maybe to Fox pinhead Glenn Beck.
On calling Republicans assholes, he said, “I’ve said worse about members of my family.”
Jones as a communist? Krauthammer wrote: “a pose, not a conviction. After the Soviet collapse, Marxism is a relic, a pathetic anachronism reduced to its last redoubts, North Korea, Cuba and the English departments of the more expensive American universities.”
Was he bothered when Jones accused white environmentalists of “essentially steering poison into the people of colored communities”? Nope.
Krauthammer wrote, “Jones is right.” By blocking domestic drilling, environmentalists helped make sure that the world gets more oil “from the poor, exploited, poisoned people of the Niger Delta . . . and other infinitely less regulated and infinitely dirtier regions.”
The only strike against Jones that really mattered, Krauthammer concluded, was the “truther” petition he signed. The petition called for an investigation of whether people within the Bush administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
“Unlike the other stuff,” Krauthammer wrote, “this is no trivial matter. It takes us into the realm of political psychosis, a malignant paranoia that, unlike the Marxist posturing, is not amusing.”
There you have it. The real sin of Van Jones was to merely question the web of deceit surrounding the Neocon’s pride and joy, 9/11.