Here is video from Naked Emperor News of Obama ally Joel Rogers back in 1996 speaking at Columbia University, where he described American Capitalism as "Monstrous."
He described business in America:
"Business does that today with a ruthlessness, a sort of swaggering ruthlessness, that we might reasonably mistake as glee, with a keening greed that it appears to mistake as a birthright, and with a blank indifference to all that is good and human..."
He described how progressives should join with Labor to take down American Business.
Glenn Beck has described him as "the Wizard," who is virtually unknown to most Americans, but who is having a profound impact on America through his influence with Barack Obama:
Who is the wizard? Well, here's the wizard — this guy. You probably don't know him. You should. Wildly powerful man: Joel Rogers. He has a group called COWS. That sounds nice. I like cows. Yes. Not these cows. No, no, no.
He was instrumental in starting up Emerald Cities. He also founded the New Party. What is the New Party? Oh, fair economy, a real democracy, a New Party.
Do you remember the New Party? Chicago. They claimed that Barack Obama was their candidate. Barack Obama has said no, no, no, not me. Socialists. They've endorsed his campaign. It's alleged he sought their endorsement but now, all the stories are changed. But again, you know, he also didn't remember anything his pastor said for 20 years so you be the judge of that. The New Party. There it is, the endorsed candidate, Barack Obama.
OK. Now, here he is — they've got, you know, the University of Madison, Wisconsin. If you have kids there, you'll be happy to know. And you probably already know that he is a professor here — Joel Rogers. Going to call him "J.R." He's got — he's a professor there. And oh, he's also the guy who started the Apollo Alliance.
The Apollo Alliance? That sounds familiar. Oh, yes, yes, yes, that's right. The Apollo Alliance is one that wrote the stimulus bill that now — what is it — 70 percent of all economists said had no effect on the economy? Who was on the board of directors of the Apollo Alliance? Van Jones.
It's one big happy family. It's one big happy crime family — that's what it's beginning to look like. It's good to know who is running the country, isn't it?
Oh, let me bring in our crazy uncle — Crazy Uncle Andy Stern, who has just disappeared for some reason. We've all known to come and love Andy Stern, haven't we?
Here is what Andy Stern says about this man, the wizard: "Nobody outside the American labor movement has shaped our present thinking as profoundly." Andy Stern says he's the wizard. Sounds important.
A socialist is shaping our president's thinking. But if that is not enough for you, maybe this sound bite will help, because it's what they say, not what I say that matters, it seems. Here is Van Jones — what he said while he was still at the White House . . . MORE