Van Jones Talks Darth Vader

The Van Jones form of anti-Americanism is generally expressed in a pretty logical manner. Not so this time, where he falls in love with the notion that petrochemicals are fossil fuels - ie, they come from dead things - therefore oil is a fuel of death.

We have an energy system a civilization powered by death. Fueled by death. Why do they call them fossil fuels? Oil – dead for 60 million years. Coal – dead for 300 million years – pull out of ground. Burn in industries. We burn death. We act shocked, having pulled death out of the ground, that we get death out of the skies. Let’s stop fueling death.

Pretty dumb stuff, but good enough for some fired up Commies.