Van Jones, former adviser to King Obama, in Rolling Stone:
What does “love” of country mean to you?
It means I love Americans—the people who actually live here, who look all kind of different ways, who pray all kind of different ways, who love all kinds of people. And I challenge the people who are the opponents of my values to explain how they get to be patriots. As I say in the book, they seem to distrust the American government. They seem to dislike most of the American people. They seem to resent most of America’s achievements over the last century, including unions and public education and environmental protection and so many of the things that made the American century the American century. So I don’t get why we don’t just tell them to sit down and shut up. They can complain if they like, but we have another century to win. We have another century to win!
No, you commie shit nozzle, I will not shut up. I will not go quietly. I will not do as I’m told.
It is the work of the Twenty First Century to clean up the socialist mess once and for all. You will not win, because your win is slavery and death.
The American Century was not about “unions and public education and environmental protection”. It was about scientific and engineering genius, industrial power, military prowess, all fertilized by personal liberty and the blood of patriots and not a few socialist tyrants. Fortunately, most of that blood was spilled overseas.
But if you want it spilled here, on American soil — and it’s clear you do — remember, we kept our guns, despite your best efforts, and we will shoot back.