Van Jones and his progressive poets


I’m not gonna lie, this was kinda hard to watch. I’m not sure exactly what the event is called at this point, but it appears to be some kind of progressive poetry ‘battle’. Either way, it’s young people spouting progressive hate-limericks at the CEO of BP, President Bush, oil production, and on and on. It features Van Jones as one of the MC’s:

UPDATE: I sent this to Jonathon M. Seidl over at The Blaze and he managed to dig up some interesting details on this :

The former Green Jobs Czar stopped by the Brave New Voices Speak Green poetry slam — a competition where “youth from around the country, ages 13 – 24, compete for the opportunity to travel on behalf of Youth Speaks to some of the key conferences and summits on the Environment to date.” The topic of this year’s event? Global Warming.

After the event, Jones spoke candidly about young people embracing the green movement as “social justice,” and how that’s been his plan for the last 10 years.

“To see young people, this new generation, they have a new vision for the environment,” he said. “They don’t see the distinction between social justice and the environment — they want to see healthy people and healthy planet. That‘s what I’ve been talking about for 10 years.”

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