This blogger was contacted (in March 2013) to review “Bringing Down America”, and it was not for nothing. As a result of much of the commentary work herein – plus other matters – the request was made.
Reviewing such a book had its risks but they were worth taking, in as much as some matters rise above one’s own discomfit level. In this regard, it bears re-printing herein:
Bringing Down America: A Review
BRINGING DOWN AMERICA: An FBI Informant with the Weathermen, by Larry Grathwohl and Frank Reagan, originally published in 1976, is being reintroduced in 2013. Its introduction is written by Dr. Tina Trent.
During a dangerously volatile period of domestic terrorism, young anarchists were plotting the upending of America. In the vanguard stood the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers. Implanted in 1969 in the heart of a revolutionary movement, Larry Grathwohl, a 22-year-old Vietnam vet, found himself acting as an FBI informant. Inserted into the Weather Underground organization under deep cover, he became privy to their terror plots as well as the leadership’s “reasoning”. It is this facet which still resonates today. BRINGING DOWN AMERICA is a gripping tale of plots and subplots, each one aimed at “the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie [and] the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat”, as Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and Jeff Jones exhorted in their 1974 manifesto, “Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism.” The subtext of this gripping memoir is brought to the fore in Chapter 14: “The Cover Is Blown:”
Once in the van we drove around the city… while we were driving Maynard & Green (my FBI handlers) began telling me about the mystery man waiting for me. He was an Arab guerrilla. My meeting was to be in strict confidence. They refused to tell me why he was in the country, how he got in, obviously he was working for the U.S….
The implication was very clear. The FBI understood that the Weathermen were deepening their foreign ties. It was inevitable that Arab terror contacts would be made. Thus, Ali Baba, an Arab informant, was sending a warning to Larry: having him as a “go-between” would mitigate any hesitation to cooperate with the Weathermen, in effect, keeping the FBI one step ahead.
Not only that, Ali Baba issued other warnings to Larry: “the Arabs plan to strike at the next Olympic games in 1972 [reviewer’s note: and they made good on their threat] and there is talk of doing something at the World’s Fair in Spokane in 1974.”
For the record, El (Al) Fatah was the referenced Arab guerrilla group. Yes, the very same terror outfit spawned by the godfather of suicide terror, “Chairman” Yasir Arafat, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. In tandem, the Weathermen conspired with the KGB and attendant communist regimes. The war being waged against the U.S. by the radical left and Islamist jihadis is premised on the U.S. as the Western spear and Israel as its twin “imperialistic” cousin. It has been playing out for decades, in one form or another. Nothing has changed other than the fact that many escaped justice and are entering their senior years. Despite their advancing age, they are as dangerous as ever — perhaps more so. Bill Ayers, the foremost leader of the Weathermen “is in his third decade as a national leader in the movement to radicalize the educational training of schoolteachers”. His wife, Bernardine Dohrn, a top leader too “is a professor of law at Northwestern and a high-ranking officer in the American Bar Association.” Eleanor Raskin (ne Stein) “is a law professor at S.U.N.Y Albany and, astonishingly, a NYS administrative law judge”. Jeff Jones “currently heads the New York-based Apollo Alliance, a highly influential coalition of labor leaders and environmentalists, and was responsible for drafting President Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act.”
The list of “respectable” cover, of other “notables” in the Weathermen, is equally impressive. Through a stringently planned operational “stealth jihad”, yesteryear’s Weathermen have returned, fully primed to carry out their original goal — the “transformation” of Amerika. Most significantly, they subvert the national interest from a distinctly dangerous vantage point. They are currently ensconced in some of the most powerful positions in academia and political life. The only difference is, this time they are dressed in “capitalist” garb, not only in their clothing choices, but in the wealth they have accumulated, paradoxically, through joining the “establishment”. Who said one can’t enrich oneself, but at the same time deny the masses/proletariat said wealth potential? Highly dangerous in their bomb-making days, their capacity to cripple America, sans firing actual weaponry is that much greater at this critical juncture in time. Deeply involved in the “transformation” process, as promised by President Obama, many of them working inside the executive branch, while others operate through progressive think tanks, they want nothing more than to distance themselves from their bloody past. Therefore, an omerta has descended from the denizens of the leftist media and their powerful organs.
So the timing of this book release couldn’t be more prescient. Although the mainstream media will surely attempt to shield the aforementioned from the facts borne out by the record, they are nothing more than “koshered” domestic terrorists.
Many westerners believe that history is behind them and therefore has no relevance to their lives. Nothing could be further removed from reality, or more deadly. In this regard, stepping back in time to the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s couldn’t be more imperative or instructive.
BRINGING DOWN AMERICA can be ordered as an e-book from Amazon.com or from Bringingdownamerican.com
An in depth rendering of the communists within America can be gleaned within:BILL AYERS, COMMUNIST TERRORIST, US GOVERNMENT BOMBER AND OBAMA’S BOOK AUTHOR.
MOST significantly, while reading the latest fifth column commie putsch highlighted below, bear uppermost in mind: some of these same domestic terrorists, duly covered within the AT book review, are championing the latest red manifesto. In fact, some are comfortably ensconced within Obama’s inner circle!
Cop-Killer, Communist, Terrorist Pen Nightmarish Blueprint for ‘Socialist USA’
Convicted cop-killer, communist, and a radical terrorist call capitalism ‘cancer’ and plan to ‘replace’ it.
The new book, “Imagine Living in a Socialist USA,” was edited by Frances Goldin who praises “life-enhancing socialism” in the preface. The 281 page manifesto showcases 31 utopian essays written by dangerous criminals, prominent liberals, and self-described communists – all for just $10.11.
It imagines a “free” and “enlightened” socialist United States, promoting radical notions such as eliminating prisons and creating mandatory worker-owned businesses. More dangerously, it details “how to get from where we are to where we want to be,” and the authors seem determined to destroy “rapacious” and “cancerous” capitalism, by revolution if necessary.
The new book is stocked with pieces featuring Bill Ayers, Michael Moore and even Mumia Abu Jamal. It’s a perfect fit for Karl Marx’s library and brought together calls for establishment of grade and competition-free schools and the greatest hits of terrible Occupy Wall Street demands into a strident call for “the Third American Revolution.”
Here, are some of the most extreme and famous among this group of radicals and liberal journalists:
Joel Kovel Demands Revolution to Kill Capitalist ‘Cancer’
Joel Kovel’s piece makes no pretense about its radical aims, complete with a Marxist slogan in the first paragraph: “working men of all countries unite!”
The author and anti-Israel firebrand invoke environmental hysteria over issues such as climate change, asserting that “our obligation is to remake society from the ground up in the service of life. If this be read as a demand for revolution, so be it.”
Socialism, he claims, would foster a society where humans will organize their economy in accordance with environmental demands. Kovel certainly rejected capitalism calling it “a kind of metastasizing cancer, a disease that demands radical treatment – revolutionary change.”
Cop-Killer and Former Fugitive Advocate the End of Prisons
Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted murderer of a Philadelphia police officer, and Angela Davis, former leader of the Communist Party U.S.A, worked together to pen a bizarre essay on crime. It begins by asserting “The concept of ‘crime,’ like much that we today take for granted, is a sociopolitical construct.”
The authors’ objections to prisons fit well into their colorful biographies. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of shooting Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in the back. His case became a hot-button political issue for radical liberals, including this book’s editor who described a life goal as “to free Mumia Abu-Jamal from the bars that constrain him.” Free Mumia T-shirts have long been fixtures of the protest landscape.
Davis, for her part, was implicated in a 1970 courtroom shootout, though she was found not-guilty after spending three months on the run. Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev awarded her the Lenin Peace Price in 1979.
These two radicals advocate nothing less than the complete dismantling of the prison system. They argued that a socialist United States would “end mass incarceration by prison abolition.” While you may be wondering what they think would suffice to stop crime, they advocate a system which “brings the offender and the victim together to talk to each other.”
Yes, let’s force victims to engage in dialogue with their attackers.
Bill Ayers Claims American Nationalized Schooling a Failure of Capitalism
No socialist treatise would be complete without the violent terrorist and self-described “communist” Bill Ayers. In his essay, Ayers advocates a radical change to the education system which would eliminate “the laborious programs of sorting the crowd into winners and losers through testing and punishing, grading, assessing, and judging.”
For Ayers, education has become a capitalist organization which has less to offer “an inquiring mind” than the “city dump” or “a street corner.” The problem, he says, is that capitalism encourages us to “think of education as a product like a car or a refrigerator.” He supported completely dismantling the education system, in favor of a poorly defined system without grades that instead focus on “full human development, enlightenment, and freedom.”
He never addresses the fact that public education in the United States is run by the government, though he blamed “a merry band of billionaires” for pushing public schooling reforms.
Bill Ayers was a founding member of the openly communist and revolutionary Weather Underground in 1969. Ayers has admitted to facilitating a series of anti-war bombings while a member of this organization.
Paul Le Blanc Explains How America is Ready for Revolution
Le Blanc, a historian at La Roche College, examines how a contemporary socialist revolution would fit into the revolutionary history of the United States. He views both the American Revolution and the “Second American Revolution” (Civil War) as times when progressive forces destroyed unjust power structures in America.
He promotes another revolution, saying “Many U.S. socialists have argued that we must undertake a third American revolution that would end the economic dictatorship of capitalism and establish rule by the people over our economy.”
He proceeds to explain how the American working class has become dissatisfied with the status quo and how socialist activists can begin to prepare for a revolutionary movement. According to Le Blanc, now is a particularly fruitful time for revolution, as the inequality of wealth provides “fantastic potential for socialist transformation today.”
Michael Moore Hopes for an Unstoppable Occupy Wall Street … In 2011
Michael Moore, the prominent lefty filmmaker, did not write on original article for this book. Instead, Goldin selected a 2011 article, which Moore wrote to promote the then newly formed Occupy Wall Street movement. Moore promotes the typical OWS slogans, alternating between platitudes about “a truly free, democratic and just society” and hard-line leftist legislation, like carbon reduction, confiscatory taxes, and a massive welfare state.
Almost sadly, he ends this proposal with an optimistic call to arms, stating “Occupy Wall Street enjoys the support of millions. It is a movement that cannot be stopped.”
How did that work out for him?
It is a national imperative to link all the dots (red and green alike), not only those which are seen but those which (seemingly) fly under the radar.
It is these “unseen” dangers which enjoy the FULL support of the Red/Islamist-in-Chief and his Congressional helpers:U.S. CONGRESSIONAL COMMUNISTS & The Ties That Bind: The RED Portion Of The RED/GREEN Alliance
Furthermore, the timing of their publication – the above new (old) red manifesto – is not incidental to the helping hand(s) from their chief enabler – the POTUS!
It is with this in mind that patriotic Americans must internalize the following: America’s internal fifth column, with the assistance of outside forces, are hell bent on bringing down America. WHATEVER it takes!
To wit, a bulls eye must be placed herein, and May 16, 2014 must stand uppermost in view!!
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