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Conservatives Fail to Properly Research the Life of Van Jones

Posted in Opinion by Larsen Rogers on September 6, 2009

I admitted on my twitter account that I knew little about Van Jones. Some Conservatives immediately responded and claimed that was the problem with Liberal Morons, they don’t do their research.

My gut reaction is to be offended and rebut with name calling but as I thought about it, I realized that the problem with the current Conservative movement is that They do not do their research. I am constantly bombarded with so much Conservative rants, that I simply do not have the time to do the research.

Yet as I have done in the Van Jones case, and start doing research I find a more comprehensive view of this man, his attitudes, and his accomplishments. I discover that the Conservatives have not and do not provide the whole picture. Based on my research of the Van Jones incident it is a clear cut case of a Conservative attack of a man who stood up to the Fox Propaganda machine.

I wish I had done research on Van Jones before the incident occurred and before he quit. There is nothing I could do about it but offer verbal defense in my conversations with Conservatives.

Briefly this is what I have learned through the research I have done today. First, Van Jones did admit to be a communist according to much of what I have read from both Liberal, Conservative, and Neutral websites.

However, in the context of this man’s life, and his struggles for social justice, his gig as a Communist is neither news worthy nor significant. I admire his honesty for admitting that he tried Communism in the same why other political figures have admitted to their misdeeds. I regret that this admission has caused so much turmoil.

The other thing that frustrates me about Conservatives making a mountain out of this mole hill is their continuous witch hunt for Communists. For one thing, it is not illegal and secondly, it is protected by the United States Constitution for individuals right to liberty.

Does that mean I’m okay with communism? Am I a socialist? No. I disagree with both of those political ideologies.

But this is what I believe and I admit I could be wrong because a working person, I do not have the time to research every single claim the Conservatives are making. Anyway, I believe that the United States of America and the Government has allowed, stood by, and let some bad people screw this country over.

Based on my experiences with the private insurance companies, I am pissed at this people, I am angry with them. I strongly believe that the Health Insurance Companies have raped the American people of their money.
I have been in the workforce for over twenty years now. My monthly insurance payment was $80 a month at my first job. It is now $300 a month. During my time of self-employment it $700 a month.

I am sorry folks but that is ridiculous. If I managed to stay healthy, which currently I am, it is actually cheaper to just pay the doctor visits then it is to pay for the health insurance to cover the cost of the health insurance.

I also witnessed a situation where a friend who needed a recommended twenty-one day treatment was only authorized to attend seven days by the insurance company.

I could go on and on about the horror stories but my point is this: The Health Insurance Companies are evil, and we as a nation need to do everything we can to stop them and punish them for their unethical behavior.

A geek making billion dollars a year selling software is capitalism, which I support. A family that owns a retail store and makes billion of dollars a year is capitalism! A man who makes millions of dollars making a movie about a fairy-tale spoof of Nazi-occupied France, is capitalism!

A man making billions of dollars a year providing insurance and denying coverage in not capitalism. It is wrong! It is an abomination! It is evil! And it is wrong! I think we should prosecute and punish this CEOs at health insurance companies that raped the American people of their money and their health.

Liberals and Conservatives should be united together to fight the Health Insurance companies.

Back to my point: I strongly believe that Conservatives are out to accomplish one thing and one thing only and that is to destroy the Presidency of Barack Hussien Obama. I doubt that they actually believe he is a socialist or Marxist but they are trying their hardest to convince people that he is a socialist and Marxist, because this are bad things.

Once they convince us that Obama believes in bad things then we will think of him as a bad thing. He is not and neither is Van Jones.

I believe that Glenn Beck is a racist who therefore cannot make an objective view of Van Jones or Barack Obama. Glenn Beck accuses these men of being racist towards whites. I disagree. While it is possible that they are blacks who are racist against whites, it is more common for whites to be racists against blacks. Also, whites have had more power to be abusive with their racists attitudes. Van Jones is a human rights advocates who fights against racism, and therefore at times will be in conflict with white people. Read that sentence again and try to follow logic.

White people are more power and effective at being racist does not mean that we are all racist just that some of us are. Van Jones is a black man who fights for human rights. So naturally he will be a black man standing up to white people who are racists. That does not mean he hates white people. I’m white and I stand up against white racist people but I, of course, get called a Liberal instead of racist.

My ranting and raving point is this. A faction of the Consversvatives, like Glenn Beck, are liars, who either do not do their research or they do not provide the whole story. Van Jones has done nothing to harm this country, but has done everything with the resources available to him to make this country better. Also a black man who works to better and improve the black community is not a racist. A man who once signed up with the Communist party as way to find his bearings, but currently regrets having done so, is not a bad person.

Bad is when Conservatives take things out of context and spend hours and hours harping on it.

Okay, my final note: If you are a Conservative and I have offended you, then please for the love of your god, make a comment that has some substance that I can review and investigate for myself! Calling me an “idiot,” “Liberal Moron,” “socialist,” “Marxist,” and my favorite, ‘Nigger loving Jew” does not help your cause. Don’t like what I say then please enlighten me with some your point of view. Demonstrate to me where I fail to see the big picture.

By the way, it is ironic that someone has called me a “Nigger loving Jew” (which was actually on a different blog) because while I was not raised Jewish my grandfather was and although I am a White Boy, I do have a fondness for African American culture.

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