Thanks go to rjjrdq for the post.
Free speech is getting more popular not less as a result. Well, they have a plan for that too. We can only hope that it fails as badly as this little Alinskyan escapade.
When Glenn Beck spoke the truth, the White House was uncomfortable. When Glenn Beck spoke race, Obama minions pulled out their card and sprang into action. A group called the Color of Change, a group associated with Van Jones, the current green czar, the self proclaimed “rowdy national and communist” is behind the boycott. This group is turning the screws on advertisers on Beck’s program, and many have dropped their advertising.
Well, success, right? Not so fast. Since the attack on free speech boycott, the ratings for Beck’s show have skyrocketed. Yes, skyrocketed. In addition, some of these advertisers have pulled their ads from the left leaning competition.
I said earlier that Van Jones is, or was associated with the Color of Change. The reason that description was so murky is that these groups tend to form, then fall apart or morph into a new group, or even congeal with several other groups so tracking the origins of the group and who founded or co-founded can be difficult. Van Jones had a hand in the formation of this group. He now has the ear of Barack Obama. Van Jones is a communist. His words. Van Jones is a radical. And Van Jones is certainly not the only radical in the Obama administration. More on that is coming.
This issue isn’t about race. Certainly Barack Obama can’t have a problem with it or he would have walked out on Jeremiah Wright 20 years ago. He at the very least doesn’t have a problem with the concept. This is a concerted effort to silence free speech. Beck is laying out the Obama agenda and all its radicals player daily. He’s painting an easy to understand big picture. That’s what this is all about. We bloggers talk about the details (which are extremely important), but Beck is piecing those details together in a portrait of the big agenda. We need the details, but we also need someone to put together the puzzle from hell. That’s where Beck comes in. Color of Change (or whoever is currently winding their clock) want to shut him-and us down. Their mistake is that they think we need Glenn Beck. We don’t. We want Glenn Beck. The first amendment will live on with or without him. But if they get to him, and if they are successful in silencing him, you can be sure they will eventually get to you.
Don’t stand for it. It’s very easy to get a list of advertisers that have pulled out of Beck’s program, and a list of those that have stayed-or just signed on. You have the power to buy. Who do you want to support with your dollars? Companies that don’t mind hearing the truth, or companies complicit in the stifling of free speech? Your call, your money.