By now you’ve learned of Van Jones stepping down as an adviser to President Obama. Across the internet, the print media, and the radio the militant right is reaching out to find quotes and statements from the environmental movements sites that cast doubt on Van’s ability as an adviser to this President. “Why is this guy in our government anywhere near the President?” came out of Glenn Beck’s mouth, because he was able to pull up a video on YouTube, a video that I published years ago with the best of intentions, and has used it as a tool to put this great man down, to cast doubt on his ability to create Green Jobs and battle poverty.
Lying in bed tonight, I hopped up knowing that I needed to share these thoughts with you. Something as simple as Van Jones asking for “a new system” of re-usable energy, has been used to put pressure on the Obama administration, to cause even more chaos amidst the battle over health care reform. Something created by all of you, something published by videographers on this very site just like me, has become a weapon of the militant right and has been used in an assault on a good man that we all respect. Continue reading ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’