Self-described America-hating “communist” and Arianna Huffington courtier Van Jones effectively gave a full-throated endorsement of the SEIU-led economic terrorism campaign that aims to bring America’s financial system to its knees. In an obnoxious self-righteous op-ed in the Huffington Post Jones, a longtime intimate of the ideologically flexible Huffington, hails anarchy and lawlessness. Jones wants deadbeat homeowners to fight to stay in their homes — using force against law enforcement personnel if necessary.
Jones, a Maoist who is now a fellow at the left-wing propaganda factory known as the Center for American Progress, compares a woman who refused to leave a home she couldn’t afford to Rosa Parks, incredibly enough. The woman is Catherine Lennon and she fell behind in mortgage payments after her husband died. It’s a sad state of affairs but it happens. There’s nothing unique or unusual or even interesting about it. You don’t pay your mortgage or your rent for any reason, you get evicted. It happens every day and there is nothing unfair about it.
But the media’s favorite Red tries to pull at the heart strings of the reader:
Day after day, the media and government ignore an ongoing national tragedy: a tsunami of foreclosures is still sweeping millions of Americans out of their homes. As many as three million American families this year will hear a terrifying knock on the door: a law enforcement officer will tell them to get out, because a bank won’t work out a fair deal and allow them to stay.
But one remarkable grandmother this month refused to go quietly.
And her brave example — including her willingness to stand up, along with her neighbors, to a SWAT team — finally got elected officials to intervene.
He then goes on to acknowledge Mrs. Lennon is just another deadbeat. Jones says she should never have been dispossessed because
her husband died in January of 2008, leaving her with no will and her home ownership in legal limbo. She acknowledges missing some payments. But then, because her name was not on the house’s official mortgage paperwork, she says her bank refused her checks and returned them to her. She says she has the ability to make her payments.
Pieces of the back-story have to be missing here. Three years after her husband died without a will she still doesn’t have her name on the property? She’s even more pathetic than the character Jennifer Connelly played in “House of Sand and Fog.” How difficult would it have been for Mrs. Lennon to go through probate court and get title to her house? Will or no, wouldn’t she be entitled to become owner of the property? It’s really hard to believe the bank is at fault here.
But Jones keeps pumping Mrs. Lennon up as if she’s part of the vanguard of the proletariat leading a new revolution in America.