Obama, Ayers, Dohrn and the Founders, radical or not?

July 22, 2012
Politically Correct and Approved “Radicals”

Just what IS a “radical ” in today’s political environment?
From merriam-webster.com:

3 a : very different from the usual or traditional : extreme

b : favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions

c : associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change

d : advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs <the radical right>

For myself personally the word brings up images of Haight Ashbury ’67, the Chicago Democratic Convention ’68, the assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Jane Fonda smiling atop an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi while American servicemen were being tortured in Ho Chi Minh’s “Hilton”, the Weather Underground and it’s “declaration of war” against the United States.

America during the years of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s was an America riddled with violence and hate as one far left political group after another used the Vietnam War as a backdrop for their larger goal of bringing down “American Imperialism”.

To millions then and some still today, the people behind those movements were more than radicals, they were heroes to the cause. Patriots fighting for the liberation of the oppressed and “social justice” for all.

With the end of the Vietnam War and the resignation of Nixon, the country set about the healing process and attempted to move on from the radical politics that very nearly tore it apart.

Yet though the country moved on, the main characters did not. They just changed tactics.

Taking their philosophy with them, they ran for political office, they took teaching positions, they wrote books, gave speeches. They toned down the rhetoric and began the slow, steady slog to changing the idea of “mainstream”.

Two of the best known and most successful at the “mainstreaming” ruse are Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Founding members of the “Weather Underground”. One of the most violent and radical of all the ’60’s political movements. From wikipedia.com:

With revolutionary positions characterized by Black liberation rhetoric,[2] the group conducted a campaign of bombings through the mid-1970s,……….In 1970 the group issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government,………….In July 1969, 30 members of Weatherman leadership traveled to Cuba and met with North Vietnamese representatives to gain from their revolutionary experience. The North Vietnamese requested armed political action in order to stop the U.S. Government’s war in Vietnam. Subsequently, they accepted funding, training, recommendations on tactics and slogans from Cuba, and perhaps explosives as well.[13]…

The thesis of Weatherman theory, as expounded in its founding document, You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows, was that “the main struggle going on in the world today is between U.S. imperialism and the national liberation struggles against it”,[23] based on Lenin’s theory of imperialism, first expounded in 1916 in Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism.

In Weatherman theory “oppressed peoples” are the creators of the wealth of empire, “and it is to them that it belongs.” “The goal of revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interest of the oppressed peoples of the world.” “The goal is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism”[24]

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were at the forefront and a driving force for the organization. 40 years later they remain unpunished and unrepentant for the actions.

40 years later they have successfully rehabilitated their image. So successful that they helped launch the political career of one Barack Hussein Obama in their own home.

To many Americans today they are just a couple of aging hippies being targeted by the “radical right”. Scapegoats being used by racists that will do anything to bring down Barack Obama.

But sit those same people down in a room and begin asking them questions about just who Ayers and Dohrn are and what they did and have still yet to condemn and you’ll go deaf from the cricket chirps.

You’ll find their knowledge of these two to be a carbon copy of the mainstream media narrative that they are but old, harmless hippies being used as scapegoats by racists trying to take down Barack Obama.  ( A shallow and intellectually lazy knowledge base but in today’s America it passes for “being informed”.  An hour or two of “Today” or “GMA”, a glance at the headlines, and a half hour network review in the evening and the heads lay down upon the pillows at night completely ignorant to the fact they only got one side of the story.)

Think you could find but ONE person in that room that would know Dohrn and Ayers are co-authors of Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism?

A book praised by the likes of  Abbie Hoffman, spread the Weather Underground political philosophy across the country and who’s “manifesto” calls for:

the violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the establishment of a Dictatorship of the Proletariat as a means to achieving its social goals:

“The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war…. Socialism is the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the eradication of the social system based on profit…. Revolutionary war will be complicated and protracted…. It includes mass struggle and clandestine struggle, peaceful and violent, political and economic, cultural and military, where all forms are developed in harmony with the armed struggle. Without mass struggle there can be no revolution. Without armed struggle there can be no victory.”

Last I checked neither Dohrn nor Ayers has stated they are no longer seeking their long sought “victory”.

Last I checked both of them are “respected” leaders of the American political left that has become the modern Democrat party.

Last I checked anyone who dares point out the fact that our current President has spent his entire life surrounded by the likes of Ayers and Dohrn and how their philosophy is being implemented right before our very eyes by said President and it is they, not Dohrn, Ayers or Obama who are labeled the “radical”.

Don’t think it’s “fair” to “link” the President of the United States to non-repentant domestic terrorists?  Fair enough, ignore that part.

But you cannot ignore the President’s own actions. From the legislation he has pushed to the executive orders he has implemented, Barack Obama has done more to expand the reach and scope of the federal government than any President since F.D.R.

And to add insult to injury he’s bankrupting us while doing it.

So who’s the “real” radical?

A President who believes that we are all just parts of the government collective and that collective is what defines America? That America as founded is inherently “unjust” and “unfair”?


The millions of Americans across this country who believe in limited government and fiscal responsibility and who subscribe to the philosophy of the original “radicals”?

You know, those “right wing nut jobs” like Washington, Jefferson and Adams.

If the words get a bit too “radical” for you at times, do not hold your breath waiting for an apology.

We are living today during one of the most critical times in American history and with just over 100 days left to the defining event of these times, this is not the time for timidity.

You may not want to believe it, but it is true none the less.

November 6th, 2012 will define America for generations to come.

Will we continue the path Obama and the left want to force upon us or will we return to our “radical” founding principles?

The words of George C. Scott’s “Patton” speech appropriate at this time:

“…….Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home. And you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: “What did you do in the great World War II?” You won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”….”

Thirty years from now, when you look back upon the great election of 2012, what will YOU say?

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