Friday, May 18, 2012

Losing The Trotskyite Wing On Fast And Furious

Van Jones represented the extreme left-wing in the Obama Administration as the Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation aka Green Jobs Czar. I might go so far as to say he represented the Trotskyite wing of the administration before he resigned. Thus when someone that far to the left rips Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious it is news.

The lead story at The Daily Caller today is about a radio interview that Jones had with a conservative radio program. In that interview, Jones made the comment:
“I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little more seriously,” Jones said, implying much of the carelessness over Operation Fast and Furious came because many of the victims are Hispanics from Mexico.

“I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all life the same,” Jones added.

I don't tend to agree with Van Jones on much of anything and I explicitly reject his vision of America. That said, I think he is right. While at the risk of being called paranoid, delusional, and an insurrectionist, I think somewhere along the line the calculation was made that in the greater scheme of things a few dead Mexicans were an OK tradeoff if it allowed the Administration to implement stronger gun control laws. I mean it's not like they were campaign donors or anything.


  1. They probably justified it by assuming that the Mexican citizens would have been killed either way. This might be true in many cases, but that doesn't mean we should make it easy for them and enable it.

  2. Wasn't it Bill Newell who said a few broken eggs are required to make the omelet?

    This is the part of Washington I hate: everyone knows what happened and most - on both sides of the party line - suspect a similar reason why. We just gotta sit through all the dancing to get there.