In June 1969, Bill Ayers and 9 other members of the terrorist organization “The Weather Underground” (WU) (one of which was, or would become, his wife), wrote “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows.” This was their manifesto and blueprint for the Marxist revolutionary takeover of America. Download the entire document here (You Don’t Need A Weatherman), or you can read some highlights below.
If you are like me and didn’t grow up studying this stuff, here are a few definitions that will be helpful as you proceed.
- Proletariat: the laboring/working class
- Bourgeoisie: the middle class
- Petit Bourgeoisie: small business people of the middle class (professionals)
- Nationalist peasants: the poor who have national loyalty
- National Bourgeoisie: middle class with national loyalty
- Imperialism is capitalism to the WU and seemingly all authority in and out of country (police, military, politicians, etc…)
This key component from the document stood out to me:
“In the history of some external colonies, such as China and Vietnam, the struggle for self-determination has had two stages: (1) a united front against imperialism and for New Democracy (which is a joint dictatorship of anti-colonial classes led by the proletariat, the content of which is a compromise between the interests of the proletariat and nationalist peasants, petit bourgeoisie and national bourgeoisie); and (2) developing out of the new democratic stage, socialism.“
The essence of the WU blueprint you are about to discover, centers in the need to work toward a new “democracy” (a now very palatable word to the public) and promote class warfare so that the lower and middle classes can reach a compromise with each other forming a majority (essential to a Democracy) and overthrow the free enterprise system and entrepreneurs of the world. This democratic compromise will set the stage for a socialist society. Once the majority overthrows constitutional government and the free enterprise system, the revolutionaries will come to power and bring about a communist dictatorship. This is to be achieved creating discord among the people of the country by heightening race tensions through Black Liberation programs, through the education system teaching the young to hate authority figures such as the police, and to promote the liberation of women taking them out of the home where they are oppressed by their husband. The destruction of the family will help lead to revolution.
Isn’t it curious that Bill Ayers is to be the keynote speaker at the John Goodlad NNER (National Network for Educational Renewal) conference this October? Since we know Goodlad to be a socialist with practically identical public beliefs to Bill Ayers, this is not very surprising.
To read more disturbing clips from the document, continue below which includes commentary from me, otherwise download the whole document at the link above and read it in its entirety.
Section 1 – International Revolution
To the WU, there is a need to engender greater class struggles and make laborers jealous of owners…pit them as victims under oppressors.
“The primary task of revolutionary struggle is to solve this principal contradiction on the side of the people of the world. It is the oppressed peoples of the world who have created the wealth of this empire and it is to them that it belongs; the goal of the revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interests of the oppressed peoples of the world.“
“The goal is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism.‘”
Section 2 – What is the Black Colony?
This section explains WU propaganda to create class warfare struggles among the blacks. “No matter your personal circumstances, if you are black, you are oppressed.” (aside from the exception in the next section)
Section 3 – The Struggle For Socialist Self-Determination
A comprador is someone not interested in developing the national economy and more interested in foreign interests. In the usage below, it is a black capitalist who turns from their “own nation” and embraces the “foreign” interests of the white capitalists and are thus agents of the enemy (think Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice).
“The program of a united front for new democracy, on the other hand, would not be as thorough, and so would not win as active and determined support from the black masses. The only reason for having such a front would be where the independent petit bourgeois forces which it would bring in would add enough strength to balance the weakening of proletarian backing. This is not the case: first, because much of the black petit bourgeoisie is actually a “comprador” petit bourgeoisie (like so-called black capitalists who are promoted by the power structure to seem independent but are really agents of white monopoly capital)…”
Section 4 – Black Liberation Means Revolution
Here we see why Bernardine Dohrn, Ayers’ wife, helped organize the Free Gaza flotilla group that clashed with Israeli Defense Forces (http://bit.ly/cSMYvX). One way to destroy a capitalist (imperialist) society is to force them to break up their territory into separate countries and give it to the “oppressed” peoples and so the WU favors seeing Israel and the United States broken up. Part of the Black Liberation theology is that the people in power (ie. the oppressors) must give up their power (and property) to the oppressed.
“…even if the black liberation movement chose to try to attain self-determination in the form of a separate country (a legitimate part of the right to self-determination), existing side by side with the US, imperialism could not survive if they won it—and so would never give up without being defeated. Thus, a revolutionary nationalist movement could not win without destroying the state power of the imperialists; and it is for this reason that the black liberation movement, as a revolutionary nationalist movement for self-determination, is automatically in and of itself an inseparable part of the whole revolutionary struggle against US imperialism and for international socialism.”
Section 5 – Anti-Imperialist Revolution And The United Front
“Since the strategy for defeating imperialism in semi-feudal colonies has two stages, the new democratic stage of a united front to throw out imperialism and then the socialist stage, some people suggest two stages for the US too—one to stop imperialism, the anti-imperialist stage, and another to achieve the dictatorship of the proletariat, the socialist stage…when imperialism is defeated in the US, it will be replaced by socialism—nothing else. One revolution, one replacement process, one seizure of state power—the anti-imperialist revolution and the socialist revolution, one and the same stage. To talk of this as two separate stages, the struggle to overthrow imperialism and the struggle for socialist revolution, is as crazy as if Marx had talked about the proletarian socialist revolution as a revolution of two stages, one the overthrow of capitalist state power, and second the establishment of socialist state power.”
To the WU, there is no 2-stage strategy, it all happens at once. The shift to democracy will culminate in massive unrest which overthrows capitalism and instills socialism.
Section 6 – International Strategy
Why is it that President Obama made it a campaign pledge to get us out of Iraq, but we haven’t budged? Maybe this helps answer the question. The Marxist’s want us to spend our strength and resources warring in foreign lands to weaken us at home and make us more ripe for takeover. Interestingly, a contemporary of Joseph Smith named Mosiah Hancock, recorded a prophesy by Joseph in June 1844 that the Democrats and Republicans would spend America’s strength and means warring in foreign lands giving rise to the Independent American party and eventually the nations of the earth would declare their intent to rise up and divide our country among themselves. That fits right in with these statements.
“What is the strategy of this international revolutionary movement– What are the strategic weaknesses of the imperialists which make it possible for us to win- Revolutionaries around the world are in general agreement on the answer…
The strategy which flows from this is what Ché called “creating two, three, many Vietnams”—to mobilize the struggle so sharply in so many places that the imperialists cannot possibly deal with it all. Since it is essential to their interests, they will try to deal with it all, and will be defeated and destroyed in the process.”
There is no question that some of the policies of the United States have overstretched us. Our military, as impressive as they are, won’t survive our politicians and their ambitions. From the neo-cons and their goals, to the far-left communists who have their goals, both stretch us thin. We would be wise to follow the counsel of Jefferson: “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
Section 7 – The Revolutionary Youth Movement: Class Analysis
“…we do not put any emphasis on reaching older employed workers from this strata at this time. The exception is where they are important to the black liberation struggle, the Third World, or the youth movement in particular situations, such as with teachers, hospital technicians, etc., in which cases we must fight particularly hard to organize them around a revolutionary line of full support for black liberation and the international revolution against US imperialism. This is crucial because the privilege of this section of the working class has provided and will provide a strong material basis for national chauvinist and social democratic ideology within the movement, such as anti-internationalist concepts of ‘student power’ and ‘workers control.’”
Hmmm, social democratic ideology… I wonder if that has something to do with the phrase by Goodlad that we need to “[enculturate] the young into a social and political democracy.”
The SEIU [Service Employees International Union] is led by Andy Stern and its primary goal is to unite the workers of the world and give them control over their “oppressor” employers. Mr. Stern has logged more visits to the White House than any other individual. President Obama announced his campaign from Bill Ayers’ home. It is not hard to see that the WU philosophy is carried out by SEIU and President Obama regularly consults with these individuals in order to ensure they are all on the same page.
Section 8 – Why A Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM)
“In general, young people have less stake in a society (no family, fewer debts, etc.), are more open to new ideas (they have not been brainwashed for so long or so well), and are therefore more able and willing to move in a revolutionary direction. Specifically in America, young people have grown up experiencing the crises in imperialism.”
Is it any wonder why Bill Ayers got involved in education? The older generation aren’t going to rush toward socialism because they’ve all been “brainwashed” into thinking a free enterprise system is superior to socialism (which it is). The WU wants to weaken the economy to the point of economic crises so the young will be more susceptible to accepting the revolutionary movement. The document goes on to praise Mao, Che, the Black Panthers, and Third World revolutionaries as our models.”
Section 9 – Imperialism Is The Issue
“How do we reach youth; what kinds of struggles do we build; how do we make a revolution– What we have tried to lay out so far is the political content of the consciousness which we want to extend and develop as a mass consciousness: the necessity to build our power as part of the whole international revolution to smash the state power of the imperialists and build socialism. … The oppression of the system affects people in particular ways, and the development of political consciousness and participation begins with particular problems, which turn into issues and struggles. We must transform people’s everyday problems, and the issues and struggles growing out of them, into revolutionary consciousness, active and conscious opposition to racism and imperialism.”
Hmmm, how does one transform people’s everyday problems into revolutionary consciousness??? Watch the video at the end to understand just how easy it is with the right social justice curriculum and teaching style of Ayers’ and his followers.
Section 10 – Neighborhood-Based Citywide Youth Movement
In this section the WU discusses the need for community organizing…something ACORN specializes in. The goal? Revolution.
“Mixing different issues, struggles and groups demonstrates our analysis to people in a material way. We claim there is one system and so all these different problems have the same solution, revolution.”
Section 11 – The RYM And The Pigs (RYM: Revolutionary Youth Movement)
I’d never thought about where the derogatory terms “pigs” came from until reading this section. I now see that it’s the pigs who were in charge in Orwell’s “Animal Farm” novel. The WU identifies the pigs as capitalists who run an organized and authoritarian society. The problem with this is the pigs in Orwell’s story are communist dictators not capitalists. (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/animalfarm/characters.html)
“Even when there is no organized political struggle, the pigs come down on people in everyday life in enforcing capitalist property relations, bourgeois laws and bourgeois morality; they guard stores and factories and the rich and enforce credit and rent against the poor. The overwhelming majority of arrests in America are for crimes against property. The pigs will be coming down on the kids we’re working with in the schools, on the streets, around dope; we should focus on them, point them out all the time, like the Panthers do. We should relate the daily oppression by the pig to their role in political repression, and develop a class understanding of political power and armed force among the kids we’re with.”
The blueprint goes on to say that the “pigs” are the “glue” that holds the revolution together and the revolution needs to develop “spontaneous anti-pig consciousness in our neighborhoods” to continue the fight at all times. Hmm, why is it that President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder just dropped all charges against several Black Panther members who had a preliminary judgment against them for voter intimidation?
Back to Animal Farm, there is an interesting writeup on Napoleon, one of the pigs (Marxist leader) who doesn’t help with the revolution but just trains some puppies (youth) to bring them up as his own private army. You can read the analysis here (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/animalfarm/canalysis.html#Napoleon).
Section 12 – Repression and Revolution
“As institutional fights and anti-pig self-defense off of them intensify, so will the ruling class’s repression. Their escalation of repression will inevitably continue according to how threatening the Movement is to their power. Our task is not to avoid or end repression; that can always be done by pulling back, so we’re not dangerous enough to require crushing. Sometimes it is correct to do that as a tactical retreat, to survive to fight again.”
The obvious is stated that as they do more damage and build power, government and police forces will watch them more closely which they in turn will use to build their revolution.
Section 13 – The Need For A Revolutionary Party
“This will require a cadre organization, effective secrecy, self reliance among the cadres, and an integrated relationship with the active mass-based Movement. To win a war with an enemy as highly organized and centralized as the imperialists will require a (clandestine) organization of revolutionaries, having also a unified “general staff”; that is, combined at some point with discipline under one centralized leadership. Because war is political, political tasks—the international communist revolution—must guide it. Therefore the centralized organization of revolutionaries must be a political organization as well as military, what is generally called a “Marxist-Leninist” party.
The crux of this organization is to create a Marxist revolution to overthrow the government and instill the leaders of the WU as the new communist dictators. This is achieved through WU “democracy,” a code-word to unite the lower and middle class citizens of the world to overthrow the free enterprise system and destroy the capitalists.
Also mentioned in the document is the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) which Ayers and others founded to spread their Marxist ideals through colleges.
Why is Bill Ayers so interested in teaching democracy in education? In the video clip below you will see how easily Ayers, the real Animal Farm pig Napoleon, carefully leads a class of students, the puppies, in a “democracy” exercise to start questioning the fairness of life.
Now why was it that John Goodlad (“Enculturating the Young into a Social and Political Democracy”) has scheduled Bill Ayers to be the keynote speaker at his NNER (National Network for EDUCATIONAL RENEWAL) conference this October?