Van Jones Planning “99 Percent Spring”
Get ready for a rowdy spring and summer:
An Egypt-styled “Arab Spring,” which has put radicals in charge of the government, will be launched in the United States this spring with a war on “corporate power, Wall Street greed and the political corruption of the 1 percent,” according to the group headed by former Obama green aide Van Jones.
“They’re really not going to like the 99 percent Spring,” said Rebuild the Dream in an organizing email Friday.
Given that as of January a slim majority saw the occupiers as a nuisance, I’m not sure these protests are going to that much good to the Obama campaign. They may actually do a good deal of harm, which I find it hard to be sad about.
Oh, and get this… they’re going to train the protesters:
Comparing the collection of protests last year that are symbolized by the 99 percent campaign and Occupy movement, to those of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., the group said that “we were all inspired by the protesters of the Arab Spring who stood up to totalitarian governments, and inspired the Occupy movement here in America.”
The plan for now is to hold protest training sessions around the nation next week. Over 900 are scheduled so far.
Ya know, I wasn’t aware that Gandhi had ever held “protest training sessions” around India. Nor Dr. King (doctorate in theology, remember) having “protest training sessions” around America.
Oh, and one more big difference. In the Middle East, the Arab Spring installed radical regimes… here in America, it would be to keep the radicals in power.