I think staying above the fray implies a moral high ground, which I don't think the government has.
If you go to the first Beck program there is an audio clip of Van Jones in his own words saying that he went into jail a Marxist and came out a Communist. That's a quick evolvement for a couple hours in lockup, but I guess anything is possible.
Should someone have to do an FOI request to find out how much a special advisor is being paid out of taxpayer money? Where's the transparency in that? Why isn't it freely available along with other federal positions, especially if that someone merely works for the chair of a council in a position confirmed by Congress?
Also, Van Jones' group, The Appolo Alliance, of which he is a founding board member, helped to write the Stimulis Bill, the one that nobody was allowed time to actually read before voting on, that funded itself billions with our tax dollars. Another co-founder and board member is another Mr. Jones (his first name escapes me at the moment) is also a co-founder of the Weather Underground along with Bill Ayers.
Despite its seemingly innocuous name, the Apollo Alliance is just as radical and far left as ACORN. Their website may be filled with "institutional speak," but they are, in reality, as red as Mao's Handbook. The organizers of Apollo may claim the organization was "launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy" for the purposes of developing green technology, but 9/11was simply the crisis they were able to take advantage of. After all, as the Obama White House likes to remind us, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."
Apollo is about establishing coalitions in states and cities nationwide to "promote policy change consistent [with their] Ten-Point Plan for reducing America's dependence on foreign oil." That may sound like a novel plan until we investigate deeper. It is then that we find a group as dangerous as the Weather Underground. Their sensus plenior is radical control of the energy free-market and control of our private property.
Groups like Apollo Alliance may be unknown to 99 percent of Americans, but they're not unknown to Barack Hussein Obama – which brings me to my point.
Why would Obama, who promised he would surround himself with respected experts like Warren Buffet, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, Gen. Jim Jones (former supreme allied commander of NATO), Dick Lugar and other ranking Republicans, instead align himself with radical communists and anarchists of such groups?
Start with Van Jones, Obama's green jobs czar. Matthew Vadum writes, "[Jones and] Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), the revolutionary group formed by [the] self-described communist and rowdy black nationalist … held a vigil in Oakland, Calif., mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world on the night after Sept. 11, 2001."
"He does not appear to have distanced himself from his past communist activities and is now part of the Obama administration's push to turn Sept.11 into a National Day of Service focused on the promotion of the radical environmentalist agenda." ("Van Jones and His STORMtroopers Denounced America the Night After 9/11"; The American Spectator Blog; Aug. 29, 2009) I pause to ask how one turns the worst terrorist act on American soil in history into a day of environmental service?
Aaron Klein wrote, "[Jones'] radical group's manual boasted the 9/11 vigil was held to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans, and to mourn the civilians killed in the terrorist attacks as well as the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world." ("Obama 'Czar' on 9/11: Blame U.S. Imperialism"; WorldNetDaily.com; Aug. 28, 2009)
Klein also reported that "a section of STORM's manual … describes Jones' organization as having a commitment to the fundamental ideas of Marxism-Leninism. "We agreed with Lenin's analysis of the State and the Party," reads the manifesto, "and we found inspiration in the revolutionary strategies developed by third world revolutionaries like Mao Zedong and Amilcar Cabral."
Why would Obama invest so much power in a non-elected legislator, like Jones, who holds such radical anarchist views? The answer is: for the same reason he would select John Holdren, as science czar knowing he has proposed and advocated compulsory sterilization and forced abortions to control the population.
Obama selected Jones for the same reason he selected Cass Sunstein, a man who proposes bans on hunting and eating meat and who has proposed that our dogs be allowed to have an attorney in court, to be the regulatory czar. And although Sunstein has distanced himself from his proposed "fairness doctrine" for the Internet – if Obama's push for emergency control of the Net is realized, his backing away will be a moot point.
Why would Obama select Carol Browner, an outspoken member of Socialist International – a group that advocates global governance (read: one-world government) – to be global-warming czar? Why did he select Ezekiel Emanuel as health care adviser at the same time he is claiming there are no death panels in his universal health-care reform initiative? Are we to believe he is unaware that Emanuel is an outspoken proponent of the Complete Lives System, which puts values on lives based mostly on age?
Obama selected these and his other radical czars for the same reason he made friends with William Ayers and spent 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's church – because their ideologies are sympatico and always have been – he just couldn't say that while campaigning.
Why does this group get to help write legislation and benefit financially from it?