President Obama‘s new “green jobs” czar Van Jones, an avowed militant communist,Â had been on the board of theÂ pressure group Apollo Alliance, which aspires to flatten the U.S. economy by having government fund “green jobs” scams,Â according toÂ the “Glenn Beck Program” earlier this week.
The Apollo Alliance “is designed to bring together the elements of organized labor with the community organizers with the green groups, the environmental groups, and to access all of the big foundation money that’s been supportive of those causes in the past,”Â explained Phil Kerpen, director of policy for Americans for Prosperity.
Jones described the group’s “mission as sort of a grand unified field theory for progressive left causes; it ties all these things together,” Kerpen said. He added:
They really admire the Apollo mission, the moon-shot mission, and they think that we need a similar centrally-planned, organized massive mobilization to reorder society and take control of energy and their various other objectives. They admire that and they want it like a moon shot.
Beck asked if Wade Rathke, the disgraced founder ofÂ ACORNÂ whoÂ was expelled by the radical left-wing group last year for covering up his brother’s embezzlement of nearly $1 million in ACORN funds, had been a member of the Apollo Alliance’s board.
Kerpen responded, “Yes. He’s on — he was until this year on the board of the Tides Foundation and the Tides Center, which are the parent organizations that host the Apollo Alliance.”