The truth about the Weathermen — you won't hear it from Robert Redford.
By Oleg Atbashian
"Two, four, six, eight--now it's time to smash the state!" chanted the angry mob. One protester climbed up a flagpole in front of the Justice Department. To the cheers and delight of the crowd, he cut down Old Glory and in its place raised a Viet Cong flag. Police fired tear gas. The mob chanted, "Tear the f***g state down!"
This was the so-called "March Against Death" in Washington, DC, on November 13, 1969. The chant was the rallying cry for the Weathermen, the violent terrorist group that instigated the riot and whose stated goal was to bring down America, replacing the constitutional republic with a totalitarian communist dictatorship.
Larry GrathwohlAmong the many young Americans they attempted to recruit was a student at the University of Cincinnati named Larry Grathwohl, who had recently completed his tour of duty as a paratrooper in Vietnam. The agitators' violent rhetoric compelled Grathwohl to contact the police. This led him to become a reluctant police informer and, later, the only FBI infiltrator in the history of the Weathermen who hadn't been purged by the paranoid communist fanatics.
As such, Grathwohl later testified before several federal grand juries and the U.S. Senate, and in 1976, together with Frank Reagan, wrote a book about his experiences with the murderous terrorists. Titled Bringing Down America, it details his personal interactions with Bill Ayers and other Weathermen leaders, who, after a botched 1970 police bust had revealed Grathwohl's identity, sentenced the young man to death for "crimes against the people."
A poster inside the underground Berkeley Tribe newspaper of the time displayed Larry's mugshot with the following description:
for crimes against the people.
Alias: Tom Neihman.
Grathwohl has been identified by Weather Woman Linda Evans as a pig infiltrator. Busted in New York with Linda, he was immediately released on O.R. He has lived in collectives in New York, New Haven and Cincinnatti [sic]. Thursday morning he turned up in Berkeley.
Caution: This man is dangerous. He advocated the use of explosives and firearms and is known to be a heavy user of speed.
By then the terrorist group's leaders had gone into hiding and changed their name accordingly: Weather Underground.
Four decades later, the story of Weather Underground remains central in the ideological battle raging in America today. Former rebels have since become the very establishment they had rallied against, bringing down America by other means.
With Hollywood, the media, and college professors extolling the moral virtues of murderous monsters, branding terrorists as freedom fighters have now become commonplace.
As a result, the unrepentant bomb-throwers and subversives have moved to the most influential positions in our governmental, cultural, and educational institutions, setting the stage for the ascendance of the first radical leftist president, Barack Obama, who effectively started his political career in the living room of Bill Ayers.
The romanticization of radical thugs is an important part of this effort.
The most recent shot at whitewashing the Weather Underground was made in the newly released Robert Redford's film, The Company You Keep.
The picture gets praised by critics as "unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism," while we are supposed to believe that "[t]here is something undeniably compelling, perhaps even romantic, about America's '60s radicals and the compromises they did or didn't make."
Penguin Books has also reprinted the 2004 novel by Neil Gordon, on which the movie is based, with Robert Redford's face on the cover and the following promotional blurb:
"Set against the rise and fall of the radical anti-war group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties."
The only true American hero in this story is Larry Grathwohl. He risked his life and jeopardized his career to fight the violent wannabe dictators.
But don't expect his name or life story to be any part of the self-congratulatory clamor coming from the media establishment.
What they refuse to hear - and what they don't want us to know - is the simple, brutal truth laid out in Grathwohl's book. In a dry, straightforward manner, the author reports what he witnessed first-hand: "a world of hatred, drugs, and free sex." The book is filled with observations and direct quotes from the Weathermen, revealing their destructive blood lust fueled by the immature and morally bankrupt communist philosophy.
If this contradicts the established cultural narrative, it says something about the honesty, motivation, and moral philosophy of those who created that narrative.
While many think those are just some big words that don't apply to their daily existence, something so metaphysical as philosophy has a very tangible impact in the physical universe. The most immediate and painful example is the massive loss of savings, incomes, and jobs due to the country's mismanagement by the collectivist junta of unaccountable czars, unleashed on the country by a President who openly sympathizes with the Weather Underground's "moral" objectives.
Supportive media and Hollywood continue to provide generous budgets, logistics and free advertising to any message that casts leftist radicals as positive cultural icons - from Che Guevara to Hugo Chavez to Bill Ayers.
To counter their efforts, Grathwohl and friends are now re-releasing his old book.
Not counting on the support of the publishing establishment, they are paying for it out of their own pockets. No book reviews are expected in the New York Times, nor will there be mainstream media appearances.
As of today, the print version of the book can only be pre-ordered on the author's website, BringingDownAmerica.com.
(UPDATE: The Kindle version has just become available on Amazon).
This in itself tells volumes about the real balance of power between the professional left and the amateur right. The narrative about the powerful right-wing forces stifling the progressive message is obviously false - but who wants to hear this?
Unable to critically analyze the changing reality, low information voters keep plastering bumper stickers with Robert Fulghum's outdated quote:
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber."
The truth is, such a day has now officially arrived: millions of taxpayer dollars already get poured into leftist indoctrination programs designed by bomb-throwing Bill Ayers, while those who try to save this country are reduced to holding the equivalent of a bake sale to defend it.
In an upside-down reality, old leftist slogans no longer make sense. If you truly want to be a rebel these days, reverse the mantra and put this on your car, t-shirt, or button:
It will be a great day when all right-minded Americans can keep the money they earn, and leftist agitators must have a bake sale to pay for communist propaganda.
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Gulag BoundIn the conclusion of Clint Eastwood’s 1976 “The Enforcer,” Dirty Harry blows away a Bill Ayers like figure with a bazooka after dispatching a revolutionary terrorist group (called the People’s Revolutionary Strike Force in the film) running loose on the streets of San Francisco. Throughout the film, Dirty Harry is hot on the trail after a Marxist like terrorist group led by a blonde male actor who could easily pass for Bill Ayers. The leading terrorist has a dark haired girlfriend who resembles Bill Ayers’s real wife, Bernadine Dohrn.
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