American Thinker: The ‘Ivan the Terrible’ of Obama’s Czars

August 13, 2009

How this guy got a job in government is beyond comprehension – unless you live in the United States under Barack Obama as president.

Meet Obama’s “Green Czar” Van Jones – former radical communist by his own admission, now a born again capitalist – at least when it comes to remaking the business world into an environmentally friendly sector.

World Net Daily has the background on his past:

Jones, formerly a self-described “rowdy black nationalist,” boasted in a 2005 interview with the left-leaning East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class “justice.”

Jones was president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates for building a so-called inclusive green economy.

Until recently, Jones was a longtime member of the board of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders that claims on its website to be “working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs.”

(Although influential, Apollo has only 14 state affiliates nationwide. Its New York office is directed by Jeff Jones, a top founding member of the Weather Underground radical organization.

The entire article can be found at American Thinker

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