July 19, 2010

DOJ Website Updated

It came to my attention that the Justice Department has revamped its web site and out of curiosity I went back to previous DOJ banners to see just how the new effort stacks up.

The first is from 2001 and as we see it was the government standard issue web page of the times. Plain and purely utilitarian in nature, it was in a way a reflection of then Attorney General John Ashcroft.


America was at war when Alberto Gonzalez stepped into the AG spot in 2005 and this next effort signified the patriotic fervor that had gripped the country. The government by this time threw away the standardized web page templates and hired designers that could personalize the pages to reflect the goals and culture of the administration.
Eighteen months in AG Holder is putting his mark on the DOJ. Visually this stark, white on gloss black motif indicates a strong, aggressive, and uncompromising AG. One online commenter suggested that the new design was the work of Darth Vader.
What sets this design apart from the previous designs however is that it includes a department motto which reads "The common law is the will of Mankind issuing from the Life of the People." In a search for the author I found that The American Spectator was all over this one.
Department of Justice employees say the quote originates from British lawyer, C. Wilfred Jenks, who back in the late 1930s and after World War II was a leading figure in the "international law" movement, which sought to impose a global, common law, and advocated for global workers rights. Jenks was a long-time member of the United Nation's International Labor Organization, and author of a number of globalist tracts, including a set of essays published back in 1958, entitled The Common Law of Mankind.
Most telling: Jenks, as director of the ILO is credited with putting in place the first Soviet senior member of the UN organization, and also with creating an environment that allowed the ILO to give "observer status" to the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and to issue anti-Israeli statements, which precipitated efforts by the U.S. Congress to withdraw U.S. membership from the ILO. The U.S. actually did withdraw in the mid-1970s due to the organization's leftist leanings.
"It was Jenks's efforts that helped make the ILO a tool of the socialist and communist movement," says one of the DOJ lawyers. "We used to joke about how fitting it was that this was Janet Reno's favorite quote to use in speeches, and now the Obama folks think it encapsulates out department's mission."
This administration goes to great lengths to deny its socialist leanings but continues to emit these Freudian slips. I suggest that they aren't slips at all but are the administrations passive aggressive means of giving the finger to the portion of the American public that is paying attention.

1 comment:

kingshamus said...

"This administration goes to great lengths to deny its socialist leanings but continues to emit these Freudian slips. I suggest that they aren't slips at all but are the administrations passive aggressive means of giving the finger to the portion of the American public that is paying attention."

I agree.

They really do hate us, don't they?