This clip is an excellent lesson on the subversive strategies of Marxism. In it, the (now former) White House “green czar” Van Jones explains how the green movement will start out relatively benign, but will eventually transform into an engine for massive (socialist) societal changes.
A quote from the clip:
“Right now we’re saying we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to some kind of eco-capitalism where at least we’re not, you know, fast tracking the destruction of the whole planet.
Will that be enough? No it won’t be enough. We want to go beyond systems exploitation and oppression altogether; but that’s a process.
And I thing what’s great about the movement that’s beginning to emerge is that the crisis is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence, and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both very pragmatic and very visionary.
So the green economy will start off as a small subset, and we’re going to push it, and push it, and push it, until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.”
Yes, that’s the guy Barack Obama picked for his green czar. Any clues as to what made him so attractive? But he’ll just be replaced by somebody with like ambitions –only the next guy will not have made the mistake of divulging the specific game plan.
Sadly, the rhetoric employed by the likes of Van Jones discredits the whole green movement, which undoubtedly has some real merit.
Now, just a couple comments about the quote itself:
- It’s interesting to see that saving the planet is not enough. What’s even more interesting is that the end game, a moratorium on capitalist “exploitation and oppression altogether”, actually has nothing to do with the initial pretenses at all.
- It’s interesting to see Van Jones revel in delight at the size and scope of the crises. After all, the bigger the crises, the more heavy-handed the solution can be.
Lastly, this crisis-mongering reminds me of a couple favorite quotes (via quoty):
“Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.”
Author: Rahm Emanuel (White House Chief of Staff under Barack Obama), Source: Inteview with CBS News program “Face the Nation”
‘We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.’
Author: David Rockefeller, Source: Statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994