Here's a transcript of a Van Jones offering to some event called "PowerShift 2011" on ... well, who really knows:
We have an energy systemI particularly enjoyed the "(cheers)" part that came right after Jones said, "Let's stop fueling death." What in God's name does that even mean? And who are these morons that cheered such mindless idiocy?
powered by death.
Fueled by death.
Why do they call them fossil fuels?
Oil – dead for 60 million years.
Coal – dead for 300 million years – pull out of ground.
Burn in industries. We burn death.
We act shocked, having pulled death out of the ground,
that we get death out of the skies.
Let’s stop fueling death.
Let’s stop digging those holes in America.
Shift the power.
Look at the sky, at the sun.
The Suadi Arabia of solar power.
Look at the wind.
Look at the eyes of the workers who could be building solar turbines.
Look at grandmothers who know how to do community gardening.
Look at Native Americans.
Shift the power – change the way we power our buildings and machines.
How we power our bodies.
Those two together can change America.
Shift the power – but don’t just stop there.
Shift the power at the Thanksgiving table,
with your Uncle Joe.
Start dominating the discussion. [link]
And does Jones really want us to "look at Native Americans"? What exactly are we to learn from that "look"? How to live in abject poverty?
What exactly are we to learn from people who live in dilapidated campers and with empty bellies?
To call Van Jones cynical is to be kind.
To call those who cheer as he spews his asinine drivel nitwits is to denigrate nitwits.
Somehow they all seem to deserve one another.