You are here
Home > Local News > Van Jones is Obama in Greenface, what our president did for race, Jones wants for the environment, New Jack Shit

Van Jones is Obama in Greenface, what our president did for race, Jones wants for the environment, New Jack Shit

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? He’s Black AND he’s Green, and like his former boss Obama, he’s a neo-eco corporatist pushing… Cap-N-Trade! In Al Gore Nobel Prize circles, Van Jones is the environmental darling who was too hot –we’re to infer principled– for Obama’s centrist administration. In post-Hope America, Jones turns out to have been the spoonful of Aspartame that helped environmentalists swallow just the next neoliberal pill, another pitchman for the bankers whose “Green Collar” remedy for our climate -and economic woes- is to trust in big business –let free trade and deregulated profits deliver mankind! No surprise then Colorado College is foisting the so-called upstart to dazzle the impressionable on Thursday March 3rd at Shove Chapel, 7:30pm. And the asshole (his word, not mine) compounds his offense by presuming to greenwash the few terms American workers have to grasp the real issue, class struggle. The blue and white collars differentiate who works and who keeps the profit, and by the way, who’s made the decisions that led the machine to environmental collapse and who pays the price. Green Collar doesn’t describe a shirt, it’s a leash. Oh but JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and the IMF don’t want to take you out for walkies. Their collar is a yoke of servitude, painted color of the day.

One thought on “Van Jones is Obama in Greenface, what our president did for race, Jones wants for the environment, New Jack Shit

  1. I’m not sure of the above, but I didn’t like his transformation in 2008 when he decided to position himself for a cabinet job. Before that, he was more on point. After that, he wrote a book with some inaccuracies. Read the great New Yorker article about him. I don’t mind Van Jones’s schtick, but I do mind that he’s paraded around as someone who has analyzed and implemented solutions, when I’m not sure that’s the case.

Leave a Reply

Top