MoveOn.org Exploits Trayvon to Bring Down 1%

M. Catharine Evans
Van Jones' Rebuild the Dream organization issued a warning to the 1% -- they're "not going to like the 99% Spring."

According to Jones' group 900 training sessions across the country inspired by the Arab Spring protest last year and the Occupy movement here in America have been set up.

MoveOn.org sent out emails soliciting participants willing to "confront tax-dodging millionaires, greedy Wall Street CEO's, politicians pushing voter suppression and politicians trying to buy our elections."

One of MoveOn's organizers, Kathleen M, linked the start date for the training sessions, April 14, with Trayvon Martin protests scheduled for the same day.

The wave of direct action I want to see spread this spring is already starting to build, not only where I live here in Denver but in places like Sanford, Florida, where students and young people are mobilizing on Monday-the first day of our nationwide trainings-to protest the injustice of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

American Spring and Trayvon Martin? Is there a connection? Has Kathleen given us some kind of hint?

What about the timing of the Trayvon media firestorm? The teen died February 26 but the furor didn't hit the mainstream until March 19. Did it take that long for agitators like Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Jones' Color of Change, MoveOn.org, and the White House media to coordinate their strategy? Or did they want to break this story closer to the start of spring hoping to merge class and race warfare?

Maybe so. The Occupy movement which began last October fizzled out and the radicals never did get the bump they needed. Why? Because Americans of all creeds and colors like their 'stuff'-they like capitalism-they like being free-they want to get rich.

And watching vagrants defecating around their young toddlers under makeshift tents only made tax-paying citizens run home faster to the comfort of their flat screens and family dinners. 

The 99% American Spring won't fare any better if they don't try a different approach. The class warfare tactic has dragged on too long and it's becoming a bore. Besides, the Obamas, Jarrett, Jones and the rest of the "black radicals," as Angela Davis called  the President recently [audio: minute 11:25 of speech by Davis at 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference], are die-hard capitalists and at least 70% of Americans know it. What is to be done?

By inserting the race card into the mix the myriad coalitions led by Jones, Ayers and others may hope American Spring can keep the pressure on. In using Trayvon's death to rile up the masses, the threat of race riots quells dissent like nothing else. Will we soon see American Springers carrying Skittles, iced teas and wearing hoodies? 

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report

Van Jones' Rebuild the Dream organization issued a warning to the 1% -- they're "not going to like the 99% Spring."

According to Jones' group 900 training sessions across the country inspired by the Arab Spring protest last year and the Occupy movement here in America have been set up.

MoveOn.org sent out emails soliciting participants willing to "confront tax-dodging millionaires, greedy Wall Street CEO's, politicians pushing voter suppression and politicians trying to buy our elections."

One of MoveOn's organizers, Kathleen M, linked the start date for the training sessions, April 14, with Trayvon Martin protests scheduled for the same day.

The wave of direct action I want to see spread this spring is already starting to build, not only where I live here in Denver but in places like Sanford, Florida, where students and young people are mobilizing on Monday-the first day of our nationwide trainings-to protest the injustice of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

American Spring and Trayvon Martin? Is there a connection? Has Kathleen given us some kind of hint?

What about the timing of the Trayvon media firestorm? The teen died February 26 but the furor didn't hit the mainstream until March 19. Did it take that long for agitators like Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Jones' Color of Change, MoveOn.org, and the White House media to coordinate their strategy? Or did they want to break this story closer to the start of spring hoping to merge class and race warfare?

Maybe so. The Occupy movement which began last October fizzled out and the radicals never did get the bump they needed. Why? Because Americans of all creeds and colors like their 'stuff'-they like capitalism-they like being free-they want to get rich.

And watching vagrants defecating around their young toddlers under makeshift tents only made tax-paying citizens run home faster to the comfort of their flat screens and family dinners. 

The 99% American Spring won't fare any better if they don't try a different approach. The class warfare tactic has dragged on too long and it's becoming a bore. Besides, the Obamas, Jarrett, Jones and the rest of the "black radicals," as Angela Davis called  the President recently [audio: minute 11:25 of speech by Davis at 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference], are die-hard capitalists and at least 70% of Americans know it. What is to be done?

By inserting the race card into the mix the myriad coalitions led by Jones, Ayers and others may hope American Spring can keep the pressure on. In using Trayvon's death to rile up the masses, the threat of race riots quells dissent like nothing else. Will we soon see American Springers carrying Skittles, iced teas and wearing hoodies? 

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report