ctober could be a wild and dangerous month. Stock markets are acting like there is another hidden Lehman Brothers ready to explode. The euro is plummeting. The S&P is hitting new lows. Greece is desperately trying to pay impossible bills. Europeâ€™s biggest banks are flirting with bankruptcy. The eurozone appears to be disintegrating.
Back in America, things are getting more friable too.
â€œOctober is going to be the turning point,â€ said Van Jones, the disgraced former Obama administration â€œgreen jobs czar.â€ America is about to experience â€œan American fall, an American autumn, just like we saw the Arab Spring,â€ he said on Thursday.
â€œYou can see it right now with these young people on Wall Street. â€¦ Weâ€™re going to have an October offensive to take back the American Dream and to rescue Americaâ€™s middle class.â€
On Saturday, 700 â€œOccupy Wall Streetâ€ activists were arrested for jamming up the Brooklyn Bridge in order to gain media attention. The protesters chanted slogans like â€œJobs Not Cutsâ€ and carried signs such as â€œEat the Rich.â€
The protests may be spreading now, too. Smaller demonstrations in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles were also reported over the weekend, with people protesting everything from higher gas prices to lack of medical insurance.
So far, no one organization seems to be driving it. But that may be about to change.
If Van Jones has his way, these relatively peaceful protests will be only the beginning. Van Jones is in the midst of a dramatic push to establish an alliance of labor unions, environmentalists, minority groups, globalists and angry youth protesters to â€œcounterbalanceâ€ the growing strength of the Tea Party movement.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Van Jones is taking part in a huge summit to create an alliance of â€œprogressiveâ€ forces to push the nationâ€™s agenda further left. Itâ€™s called the â€œAmerican Dream Movement,â€ says Jones. Some unions have already begun providing support for the protesters.
But where would Jonesâ€™s â€œAmerican Dreamâ€ really take America?
Van Jones, a reportedly reformed communist, is the founder of the radical black empowerment group Color of Change. According to this groupâ€™s website, not only does the U.S. government not represent black Americans, it purposefully left hundreds of thousands of black and minority people â€œbehind to dieâ€ in New Orleans because they were not white.
He also has strong views about the war in Iraq, which he says was just a pretext to get the oil.
According to Van Jones, America has a huge debt it needs to repay its minority groups. He said Native Americans, for example, had been pushed down and locked out of the pollution-based economy and needed to be lifted up in his new green economy. America needs to give them back their stolen land, wealth, dignity and respect they deserve, he said. The government needs to make sure women get paid more. And it needs to stop purposefully spraying chemicals on and poisoning â€œour immigrant brothers and sisters to get the food we want to eat.â€
It is about â€œsocial justice,â€ says Jones. And that means monetary payments and legislated advantages for repressed racial and sexual minorities.
Jones also gained notoriety for being associated with the â€œ9/11 Trutherâ€ organization that claims the U.S. government was involved with causing the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has since said his name was appropriated by the group without his consent.
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