Van Jones: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters have moral clarity

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 16:34 EDT
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In an interview with MoveOn.org, former Obama adviser Van Jones said that “Occupy Wall Street” may lack message clarity but had great moral clarity.

“They’ve got moral clarity,” Jones, leader of the new American Dream Movement, said “They’re as clear as a bell, and that’s what’s been missing. You should not ask folks who have been hurting, sitting on a white hot stove for three years — some as long as ten years, thirty years — to holler properly.”

He said the demonstrators didn’t need to have specific policy demands on technical economic issues like derivatives. “Their proposal is to keep the consciousness of the country focused on the real issues, not the distractions on TV.”

Jones attended the NYC General Assembly at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration last week.

Watch video, courtesy of MoveOn.org, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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