11-12-2006: Van Jones was still learning how to drop the radical pose and it shows. He refers to “old” George Allen as a “racist idiot” then gives a racist speech on the new environmentalist movement. His remarks on a “pro-democracy movement” sound much like the lofty rhetoric thrown around today in light of the Middle East and North Africa uprisings.

According to Jones not even the Democratic Party deserves credit for their movement. They aren’t far enough to the left. Jones takes the time to slam the Clinton Administration for eliminating “welfare rights” and lets the audience know that this is “the first time many of us that have been on the fringe have a clear pathway into the center.”

Ironically after Jones calls Allen a racist, and denouncing authoritarianism, he launches into a 30 minute race-baiting diatribe while laying out his own authoritarianism. “We can get you Eco-Everything.” Followed by “Thats where we’re trying to go, and thats what we have the power to get you.”

I accidentally sat on this audio for a little over 4 years-sorry. The audio file below is only the first 12:30. I uploaded the full 30 minute audio here.

The Audio and Key Points


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1:30 – Mentions they are involved in a “pro-democracy movement”.

2:30 – Rips Clinton Admin; says they “Eliminated Welfare Rights”

3:00 – Building a “pro-democracy movement” to “defeat these authoritarians”

4:00 – Refers to “Old” George Allen as a “Racist Idiot” (Ironically the whole speech he delivers is racist)

4:30 – “For the first time many of us on the fringe (i.e. socialists, communists, and militant environmentalists) have a clear pathway into the center”

6:30 – Praises Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. Notes that something “that looked very disturbing” emerged and it seemed that “White Polluters & White Environmentalists subconsciously started working together to put all the pollution into the black and brown neighborhoods”

8:50 – Eco-Apartheid. Claims that we call “economic growth” and economy that turns “beautiful living things into dead things”. States we only have until 2050. After that the economy dies along with “all life”

10:00 – If its not “green its immoral”

10:50“We can get you Eco-Everything.” Followed by “Thats where we’re trying to go, and thats what we have the power to get you, and the people in this room have the power to get it for you.” Who were those people? Earlier in the speech Jones had crowd participation when he asked “Who are we taking with us?” The answer: “Everyone.” the next question to the crowd was “Who are we going to leave behind? “No one” was the response.

So this was in fact about defeating “these authoritarians” in place of new authoritarians.

And this is cop killer supporter, and communist, that has a special place in NYC Human Rights Curriculum for our children to learn all about. (Courtesy of Bunkerville)