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Van Jones

“MLK’s entire strategy was get feds 2 intervene. States & biz had discriminated 4centuries. Rand argument today= KKK’s then.”

Van Jones

“At this point in this struggle, it’s the so-called patriots who are the ones who are smashing down every American institution. It’s the so-called patriots, the ones who come out here with their Tea Party and the flags and call themselves patriots — they’re the ones that are smashing down our unions, smashing down public education, smashing down every American institution that we built, and our parents built, and our grandparents built to make this country great.”

And they expect us to sit here and lay down for them, and let them take a wrecking ball — and paint it red, white, and blue — and smash down all the things our parents did for us. That would be the biggest absurdity of all.”

Van Jones

“You always have some Americans that, they don’t want to go forward.  ‘We like slavery,‘ or ’we like segregation,‘ or ’we like women not voting,‘ or ’we like the environment being destroyed, we like workers having no rights, we like children in factories…’And they want to conserve, ahem, conserve, ahem, conserve the old ways.”

Van Jones

“I hear a lot about liberty now, from the so-called libertarians. And they say the only thing that matters in America is liberty. That’s what they say.

They say America has only one value: liberty, and economic liberty – my economic liberty. And if you stand for any other value, you’re anti-American. And they’ve taken their despicable ideology, and they’re using it as a wrecking ball – that they’ve painted red, white and blue – to smash down every good thing in America.

They want to smash down American education, but they call themselves patriots. They want to smash down America’s unions, but they call themselves patriots.

…They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us.  They say they love America but they hate the people – the brown folk, and the gays, and the lesbians, the people with all these piercings and tattoos…ya’ll.”

Van Jones

“You’re starting to see, now, this [Occupy Wall Street] movement mature.”

Van Jones

“I’m not afraid to say that Paul Ryan’s budget is a threat to our country. Paul Ryan’s budget would knock out more critical infrastructure than Al Qaeda ever dreamed of.”