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6 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2008 - 10:00PM #1
tsingbao
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Excerpts of the book called Prairie Fire, which can be seen in scanned and detailed form http://www.zombietime.com/prairie_fire/ .

Self-identifying as Communists, Ayers and Dohrn participated in the writing of a book expressing the Marxist revolutionary goals of the Weather Underground. This manual includes tidbits including,

"We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society...

We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years... Our intention is to disrupt the empire, to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside...

The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is through revolutionary war...

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...

Our job is to tap the discontent seething in many sectors of the population, to find allies everywhere people are hungry or angry, to mobilize poor and working people against imperialism..."



THE INTRODUCTION OF PRAIRIE FIRE:

Sisters and brothers,

Here is PRAIRIE FIRE, our political ideology - a strategy for anti-imperialism and revolution inside the imperial US. It comes out of our own practice of the last five years and reflects a diversity of experiences. This paper is not the product of one or two people, nor even a small handful of us. Rather PRAIRIE FIRE represents the politics and collective efforts of an organization. It has been the focus of our study groups and our political education. It has been chewed on and shaped in countless conversations, struggles and written pages. It has travelled around the country, growing, developing thru the attempt to understand the shape of world forces and the revolutionary possibilities before us. The paper was rewritten four times and collectively adopted as the political statement of the Weather Underground. The twelve-month process of writing PRAIRIE FIRE, squeezed between on-going work and practice and action, has now reached a kind of end-point. A cycle is done.

We undertook this analysis to explain the changes in US and world conditions since the Vietnam ceasefire and to evaluate the consequences of the Vietnamese victory. We have come some distance in evaluating the political situation, the priorities for revolutionary work since we began this writing. Now many more revolutionaries will need to shape and change the paper. The politics cannot be realized unless and until the content of the program is activated in thousands of situations, among thousands of people in the coming period. PRAIRIE FIRE will be a growing thing.

We hope the paper opens a dialectic among those in the mass and clandestine movements; we hope people will take PRAIRIE FIRE as seriously as we do, study the content and write and publish their views of the paper as well as their analysis of their own practice. We will respond as best we can.

Our movement urgently needs a concrete analysis of the particular conditions of our time and place. We need strategy. We need to battle for a correct ideology and win people over. In this way we create the conditions for the development of a successful revolutionary movement and party. We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society. Getting from here to there is a process of coming together in a disciplined way around ideology and strategy, developing an analysis of our real conditions, mobilizing a base among the US people, building principled relationships to Third World struggle, and accumulating practice in struggle against US imperialism.

PRAIRIE FIRE is written to communist-minded revolutionaries, independent organizers and anti-imperialists; those who carry the traditions and lessons of the struggles of the last decade, those who join in the struggles of today. PRAIRIE FIRE is written to all sisters and brothers who are engaged in armed struggle against the enemy. It is written to prisoners, women's groups, collectives, study groups, workers' organizing committees, communes, GI organizers, consciousness-raising groups, veterans, community groups and revolutionaries of all kinds; to all who will read, criticize and bring its content to life in practice. It is written as an argument against those who oppose action and hold back the struggle.

PRAIRIE FIRE is based on a belief that the duty of a revolutionary is to make the revolution. This is not an abstraction. It means that revolutionaries must make a profound commitment to the future of humanity, apply our limited knowledge and experience to understand an ever-changing situation, organize the masses of people and build the fight. It means that struggle and risk and hard work and adversity will become our way of life, that the only certainty will be constant change, that the only possibilities are victory or death.

We have only begun. At this time, the unity and consolidation of anti-imperialist forces around a revolutionary program is an urgent and pressing strategic necessity. PRAIRIE FIRE is offered as a contribution to this unity of action and purpose. Now it is in your hands.


Bernardine Dohrn
Jeff Jones
Billy Ayers
Celia Sojourn

For the Weather Underground


The book was dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan and others.


If any of you question Obama's commitment to radical socialism, ask yourselves this: Would Bill Ayers allow his home to be used by capitalist pigs for fundraisers? Would he donate to them his own money?
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2008 - 10:01PM #2
tsingbao
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Undercover agent Larry Grathwohl, who had infiltrated and joined the Weather Underground, described their post-revolution governing plans for the United States in this video taken from the 1982 documentary "No Place to Hide." The Weather Underground openly discussed exterminating 25 million Americans who refused to be "re-educated" into communism.

Here's a transcript of his interview:


"I bought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. We, we become responsible, then, for administrating, you know, 250 million people.

And there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics; how are you going to clothe and feed these people.

The only thing that I could get, was that they expected that the Cubans and the North Vietnamese and Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States.

They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education centers in the southwest, where we would take all the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them... how things were going to be.

I asked, well, what's going to happen to those people that we can't re-educate; that are die-hard capitalists. And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill. 25 million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious."

-- Larry Grathwohl, former member of the Weather Underground
 

UPDATED VIDEO INTERVIEW LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TB9u8hp4EE
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2008 - 10:20PM #3
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[QUOTE=tsingbao;861962]....If any of you question Obama's commitment to radical socialism, ask yourselves this: Would Bill Ayers allow his home to be used by capitalist pigs for fundraisers? Would he donate to them his own money?[/QUOTE]
This is the "Faith, Values, & Public Policy" forum. Does the American "Values" now include prevarication?

Also, do you know where Ayers got most of his money? A conservative REPUBLICAN charity gave him a million dollars. This guy is more involved with Republicans than with Obama. Why is it alright for them to know this guy, but not Obama?
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2008 - 10:21PM #4
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[QUOTE=tsingbao;861967]Undercover agent Larry Grathwohl, who had infiltrated and joined the Weather Underground...[/QUOTE]All ancient history. Got anything relevant to today?
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 8:48AM #5
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of course they don't have anything more relevant.  if they did, they'd be using it.

gotta go with what you got and what you know. for the republicans, it's all about the smear now, doesn't matter if it's true, doesn't matter that it's old and tired and disproven already.  *shrug* 

can't expect a pig to start singing opera, ya know?

my response = *yawn*

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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 4:59PM #6
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Well spoken like a true liberal. The problem is people see what they want to see. You discount his association with people like J. Write, Ayers and the such, because you don't like the republican party and what Bush has done. Yet if you where making a determination about someone say that you where going to hire, you wouldn't want them associating with known terrorist or criminals. Whats the diff with people bring up what is known to be true.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 6:48PM #7
mountain_man
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[QUOTE=bamedic;869567]Well spoken like a true liberal.


Thanks. we do tend to deal with reality instead of fantasy.

The problem is people see what they want to see.


Exactly. The NeoCon Republicans have a dire need to see Obama, or any other competition, as pure evil. They are unable to see how their own evilness comes from deep within. They can only see what they want to see, and they see it filtered though their own evil.

You discount his association with people like J. Write, Ayers and the such, because you don't like the republican party and what Bush has done.


There is no connection there since the NeoCon Republicans are seeing only what they want to see. Ayers has crossed paths with Obama, but Ayers has also crossed paths with many Republicans that have given him millions of dollars. Why are the NeoCon Republicans silent on those relationships.

Yet if you where making a determination about someone say that you where going to hire, you wouldn't want them associating with known terrorist or criminals. Whats the diff with people bring up what is known to be true.[/QUOTE]
That means you are admitting that you will not be voting for McCain since he is known to hang out with, and be influenced by, known, and convicted criminals, and terrorists. Why is it alright for McCain to do something that you claim is horrible for Obama to do?

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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 9:09PM #8
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Didn't say I was voting for either one. I just pointed out that where there is smoke there is bound to be some flames. I truely believe that this country should get rid of professional politicians, not through the "revolutionary" garbage like Ayers put out but by term limits, getting rid of the all powerful lobbyist. Stop trying to put out fires every where else and start at home.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 9:16PM #9
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Moutain_man are you a Christian? If so how can you support someone that is in favor for abortion? Obama makes no bones about it. He referred to an unborn baby as "punishment, mistake" . It is a life period. The old arguments of incest, rape, and the poor women would go to back alley abortionist just don't hold up. I can't support him no matter what he promises on taxes, insurance or the like.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 9:17PM #10
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[QUOTE=bamedic;870177]Didn't say I was voting for either one. I just pointed out that where there is smoke there is bound to be some flames.


There is no smoke. Only some imaginary, hyperbolic, BS being pumped out byt armies of Carl Rove clones.

I truely believe that this country should get rid of professional politicians, not through the "revolutionary" garbage like Ayers


Ayers is not "revolutionary garbage" any more than those that signed the Declaration of Independence. They were revolutionaries, and what you are asking for is revolutionary too. By the way, up until a few months ago Ayers was a well respected academician and supported by the Republicans with over a million dollars in contributions.

, and put out but by term limits, getting rid of the all powerful lobbyist. Stop trying to put out fires every where else and start at home.[/QUOTE]
The NeoCon Republicans are starting the fires as a distraction. They need to lie about any opponent since what the NeoCons have to offer Joe Plumber is nothing but platitudes while their big business cronies and crime partners, get rich.

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