Guess who's back? Van Jones hints at plans for progressive economic organization

Van Jones has been inching his way back into the spotlight after his disgraceful exit from the White House - just like Glenn predicted he would! Now, he's hinting at building a progressive organization built around the economy. Sounds great (or scary)....more scary....

"And so I felt that the reason the Tea Party worked and the reason the Tea Party was so good against us was progressives are very good at building organizations around everything but the economy,” he said during a recent appearance at the University of Chicago."

"He says nothing comes to mind because there isn't a progressive economics club or organization. Now, I contend it's the Tides Foundation and it's the Center For American Progress, but what he's saying is there's not anybody out there really making the case that is separate," Glenn explained.

"By his own admission, after years as a civil rights activist and attorney in Oakland, California, Jones began to feel as though his efforts to help the disenfranchised were for naught, as he never saw the underprivileged get a leg up, regardless of how many welfare programs he fought for. Because he's looking for them in welfare programs and he never saw the underprivileged get a leg up? What about him? Was he under privileged or was he born a green jobs czar?" Glenn said.

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By his own admission, after years as a civil rights activist and attorney in Oakland, California, Jones began to feel as though his efforts to help the disenfranchised were for naught, as he never saw the underprivileged get a leg up — regardless of how many welfare programs he fought for. In his book, Rebuild The Dream, Jones recalled a conversation with his father, who believed that it was only through gainful employment that the underprivileged could gain self-reliance, and thus, self-respect.

According to his account, this realization, combined with a series of letdowns in traditional activism prompted Jones to look to the opportunities he believed existed in the newly emerging green movement, and aided Jones in stowing away some of the animus he once harbored for Capitalism, which he came to view as not wholly “evil.”  In his mind, Capitalism could now be used for good via leveraging business and job opportunities within the “green economy.” This epiphany is what catalyzed Jones to pioneer green jobs initiatives as a pathway out of poverty for inner city communities, and would later lift him to the heights of an Obama administration “Green Czar.”

" To his mind capitalism could now be used for good via leveraging business and job opportunities within the green economy.  What is that?  That's totalitarianism.  See, this is where the socialists say, oh, he's not socialist.  He's not a communist because he's baling out Wall Street, he's getting into bed with big business.  That's right.  That's the difference between communism as the way it was when we were growing up, total control of absolutely everything, and the new kind of communism which used to be called Fascism in China," Glenn explained.

The Blaze also noted that Jones has expressed serious concern with the fact that there is no progressive economic movement:

“This is a big problem,” Jones said at one point during the panel discussion in reference to the fact that there is no progressive economic movement one can point to.

“You go the the laundromat, you go to a sports bar, you go to a house of worship, ask people what the number one concern is. The economy, jobs, economic issues. And we don’t have anything to ask them to join.”

“And so I say since no one seems to have built anything in this space, can we create a movement around economic justice that would be scalable to the traditionally poor and the newly impoverished on the same team?”

The “language” and “rhetoric” of such a movement, according to Jones, would “shock the hard-core liberals and the people in the college towns and the coasts,“ but would be the ”unifying common ground on the economy.” It is at this point Jones admits that he has in fact launched such a campaign and called it: “Rebuild the Dream.”

“We now have 600,000 people,” he added.

“We’re in every congressional district. Growing like wildfire. The book came out. I think we can put up a positive Tea Party. I think we put up at Tea Party movement that’s just as passionate but not spreading fear — spreading hope, spreading love, spreading solidarity. But it has to be taken seriously as a new project. Get the traditionally poor and the newly impoverished on the same page.”

"Isn't that interesting? Van Jones got in and he has said in many interviews since, when he's at his lowest point, that they thought they had everything. They thought they controlled the House, the Senate, they controlled the White House. They thought they were done but then the Tea Party showed up and remember how much they despised us and hated it. What has he done? He's gone out and tried to recreate a Tea Party movement. Now, wait a minute. Didn't we say that that's exactly what he would do, that he would go out and he would be the movement that resembled the Martin Luther King movement or the Tea Party movement that would gather steam and allow the separation between him and Occupy to stand?"

"Van Jones is a very dangerous man. There's more on Van Jones coming. He talks about -- he talks about art and everything else. It's really fascinating to me that this stuff is just coming out now and look what he's doing. The first thing he has been talking about for a long time is you've got to commit, you've got to be ready to commit, you've got to know what you believe, you've got to stand, you've got to be there. Now he's talking about activate. Now he's talking about how we're in 435 congressional districts and we've got to activate, we've got to get out there and we've got to do these things, we've got to be -- that's tonight's episode. Those are our plans. Those are our steps. You watch."

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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