Sunday, September 06, 2009

Bill Buckley Would Be So Proud!

Here we are, less than 2 years after the death of William F. Buckley, Jr., celebrating the discovery and expulsion from the White House of the last known communist in the entire world.


True, Van Jones was a late convert to social tyranny, as he became a self-acknowledged communist only in the 1990s, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the disaffection of even the formerly fanatically red Red Chinese, but what the heck. The important thing is that to the best of my knowledge, he's the last of the sorry lot, the climactic communist.

Bill played for decades a line that I heard him use in context in the early 19602, that he'd rather be governed by the Marx brothers (or, in the alternative, the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book) than the marxists rampant on the Harvard campus. Though I never heard him say the same about Yale, I'm certain that Bill was as intense about the communists springing from his alma mater a few miles down the seaboard. He would have included Mr. Jones in the listing of communal tyrants whose rule he wished to avoid.

While the MSM will be trying to bring their neglected readership up to speed—who is Van Jones and why is he out?—by focusing on his crudity or outright nuttiness, the truth is that he fit right in with the Obama administration. Finding Ayers, Dornan and Wright attracting too much attention, President Obama merely substituted Van Jones, the racist anti-American community agitator—sorry, community organizer.

This is likely the only time in history when a communist has abdicated Czardom in a outwardly fascist regime.

Fascinating, but the White House has hundreds of these guys wondering the halls.

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