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“Green jobs” czar Van Jones, pictured above in June 2009, has been sacrified upon the rock of political correctedness when wingnuts routinely make outrageous statements yet remain unscathed. Of course, a stupid white person can get away with a lot more than can a bright, progressive black man in the “post-racial” (yeah, right) United States of America.
After former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge admitted what those of us who are sane and who pay attention already knew — that the unelected Bush regime would adjust its fucktarded color-coded terrorist strike alert system for political gain — then why is it considered to be so fucking insane to believe or even to suspect that the Bush regime might have (at the least) allowed 9/11 to happen?
“Green jobs” czar Van Jones resigned from the Obama administration after wingnuts revealed that Jones had signed a petition in 2004 that, according to The Associated Press, “asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officials had allowed the [9/11] attacks to occur.”
I didn’t know who Jones was before this controversy du jour emerged. The AP notes that “Jones, well-known in the, was a civil-rights activist in California before shifting his attention to environmental and energy issues. He is known for laying out a broad vision of a green economy. Conservatives have harshly criticized him for having left-wing political views.”
Oh, Jesus fuck. Like the unelected Bush regime wasn’t filled with right-wing loonies; the Obama administration is not allowed to have any left-wingers within its ranks, even though the unelected Bush regime was chock fucking full o’ wingnuts? Give me a fucking break.
I don’t know what Jones does or does not believe, and I’m sure the fact that he’s a black man is a factor in the white supremacist wingnuts’ dog pile upon him. I don’t see that signing a petition that calls for hearings and investigations on 9/11 means that you are a crazed 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Signing such a petition means that you support the issue being looked into.
Did even one of the Democratic Party’s supposedly most liberal members even have Jones’ back?
[Howard] Dean, a former Vermont [governor] and  Democratic presidential candidate [and former chair of the Democratic National Committee], [said]: “All of us campaigning for office have had people throw clipboards in front of our face and ask us to sign. And [Jones] learned the hard way you ought not to do that. But I don’t think he really thinks the government had anything to do with causing 9/11.”
Dean should have had Jones’ back and stated, correctly, that there’s nothing wrong with signing a petition asking for an inquiry. And Dean shouldn’t have spoken for Jones at to what Jones thinks about 9/11 or any other matter.
And Dean shouldn’t have added to the taboo of suggesting that perhaps the unelected Bush regime — which stole at least one presidential election, which started at least one bogus war by lying about the existence of weapons of mass destruction, and which lied about terrorist threats to the United States for political gain — at least knew about the 9/11 attacks but did nothing to prevent them.
I don’t know whether the unelected Bush regime at least allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen or not — or whether the Bush regime even had an active hand in the events of Septemeber 11, 2001.
But I certainly don’t put it past a group of treasonous felons who stole an election, started a bogus war, and fucking tortured people that they indeed at least just let 9/11 happen.
Van Jones shouldn’t have been sacrificed upon the rock of political correctness for any understandable doubt that he might have had or still might have regarding 9/11.
And those who haven’t had Jones’ back, including, of course, those within the Obama administration, should be ashamed of themselves.
And if — when? — it finally comes to light that indeed the Bush regime at least allowed 9/11 to occur, will Jones get apologies and restitution?
Of course not. Because the people of the United States of Amnesia never have been big on admitting fault, taking blame and making amends.