After the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the Bush adminstration’s widely criticized response to it, green jobs czar and 9/11 “truther” Van Jones channelled Kanye West.
In a Sept. 1, 2005 Huffington Post op-ed, “Bush’s Role in the Drowning of New Orleans,” Jones wrote:
Don’t say that a hurricane destroyed New Orleans. Hurricanes don’t drown cities.
It was a “perfect storm” of a different kind that put that great city underwater: Bush-era neglect of our national infrastructure, combined with runaway global warming and a deep contempt for poor African-Americans. […] [emphasis added]
Now, if you think I’m wrong to interpret the Jones statement above that way, then the only other interpretation is worse: It’s that in his opinion America hates (poor) black people.
If Jones meant the latter, that would be consistent with his communist beliefs.