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Ayers, Revolution and Community Organizing

A PBS documentary on William Ayers, the Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen and then the Weather Underground is a fairly thorough history, and one told in large part by the revolutionary members themselves.

The entire program should be viewed in its 9 parts, each approximately ten minutes in length. Below is Part 1.

Weather Underground - Part 1

In Part 2 below, one of the most important segments of the entire documentary begins at the 5:30 mark. What is being described is how the Weathermen took control of the SDS student revolutionary movement. What is important is the perception that "working class youth outside the colleges would be more revolutionary than the students at the colleges."

Thus begins the William Ayers concept of "community organizers" as the Weathermen dispersed from campuses and into "working class" neighborhoods in several cities across America in order to foment discontent and recruit activists. Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, San Francisco, Cleveland and other cities were targeted for movement and communal houses established.

Weather Underground - Part 2

Weather Underground - Part 3

Below, beginning at approximately 6:40 into Part 4, the Fort Dix bombing plot is covered.

Weather Underground - Part 4

Below, the Fort Dix bombing plot continues in Part 5.

Weather Underground - Part 5

The documentary continues, each part with its own significance, and should be viewed and weighed carefully.

Weather Underground - Part 6

Weather Underground - Part 7

Weather Underground - Part 8

Weather Underground - Part 9

Inescapable in all of this is the soft-spoken spin from William Ayers as he attempts to weave honor into the Weather Underground's intent of victimless bombings. Equally inescapable is the veneer of anti-war protest as the thrust of their rage. Yet, as one of the leaders explained, their intent, their goal, was a solidarity in purpose to achieve the overthrow of the government and the instillation of a universal communism.

They conveniently ignore the Killing Fields of Cambodia and Laos and fail to grasp that they are not protesting war, but an American war against communist aggressors in Vietnam. Communist aggressors who shared their vision and zeal, though with much more professionally developed lethality and maturation. The communist North Vietnamese and Chinese were not shouting communist manifestos on campuses through bullhorns and escaping into acid trips and orgies afterward.

They may no longer be planting bombs, attacking police, rioting in the streets and destroying the property of "the rich." But their hatred for America still runs deep. They are the genesis of "community organizing," as spelled out by their own description.

And William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn remain committed revolutionaries. These are the people befriended by Barack Obama, which raises --at minimum-- Questions of Character.


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Comments (4)

I'm so glad you posted this... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I'm so glad you posted this. Every American should see this documentary. I have ben wondering why every conservative blogger on the internet has not linked to this documentary.

With respect, here is a much better link from Google video to the whole thing, so it is not necessary to screw around with nine parts.

Let's not forget Hillary wa... (Below threshold)

Let's not forget Hillary was council for the Black Panthers. It must be a Democrat thing.

Thank you Steve and Jeff al... (Below threshold)

Thank you Steve and Jeff also for bringing our attention to this video.. This is important information for America to see, although I'm sure the Left will be much like the poster of this video at YouTube, full of admiration for the terrorists, while at the same time accusing the Government of actually sponsoring them.
But for those who did not grow up watching this stuff on TV everyday or, as some others of us, actually traveling to other parts of the world to take our place in these historic events, I would think a very sobering portrait is drawn of Ayers, Dohrn, Rudd, and others who fancied themselves the liberators of benighted Americans who were often portrayed as much too obsessed with materialistic pursuits to respond properly to the tragic occurrences of the VietNam era..
I cannot say that I know this to be a certain fact but I always felt that the people portrayed in this video, as well as many others who were in leadership positions in the anti-War movement were spoiled brats of the upper middle class who were as much interested in all the free...ahem....love, wantonly available in those days, as they were in their fevered dreams of revolution and glory.
I have been praying fervently that there is enough time left before the election for some of this information to make it into the consciousness of the electorate and that people might come to realize that Obama could not pass the basic type of security clearance investigation that was required of low ranking radio operators in Special Forces units. There is just too much dirt barely under the surface and once people start really looking, the Messiah's Con will hopefully start unraveling.

NEWLY-RELEASED VIDEO: AN "I... (Below threshold)
George Author Profile Page:


A man named Bill Ayers has been in the news lately as Senator Barack Obama's connections to the 1960s-era domestic terrorist have become an issue in the presidential campaign. It reminded us of a segment cut from an earlier edit of "Indoctrinate U," one that we've just released. MORE BELOW...


In this deleted scene, we told the story of how 1960s campus radicals morphed into today's academics. Three of those radicals were Ayers, his now-wife Bernardine Dohrn, and Mark Rudd. Together, they led the Weather Underground, a group committed to the violent overthrow the U.S. Government.

To bring about their hoped-for communist utopia, the Weathermen bombed dozens of targets around the country including the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and military recruiting stations. The Weathermen murdered two police officers and a security guard while robbing an armored car. They targeted the families of judges, celebrated the Manson murders, and through legal technicalities, most of them avoided jail.

Decades later, they're still unapologetic. In an interview published on September 11th, 2001, Ayers told The New York Times, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."

What does all of this have to do with higher education? Watch the video to find out.







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