Skip to comments.Communiqué #1 From The Weatherman Underground
Posted on 10/05/2008 1:55:39 PM PDT by 21twelve
Communiqué #1 From The Weatherman Underground
From /The Berkeley Tribe/, May 21, 1970. The Red Mountain Tribe.
Hello. This is Bernardine Dohrn.
I'm going to read A DECLARATION OF A STATE OF WAR.
This is the first communication from the Weatherman underground.
All over the world, people fighting Amerikan imperialism look to Amerika's youth to use our strategic position behind enemy lines to join forces in the destruction of the empire.
Black people have been fighting almost alone for years. We've known that our job is to lead white kids into armed revolution. We never intended to spend the next five or twenty-five years of our lives in jail. Ever since SDS became revolutionary, we've been trying to show how it is possible to overcome the frustration and impotence that comes from trying to reform this system. Kids know the lines are drawn revolution is touching all of our lives. Tens of thousands have learned that protest and marches don't do it. Revolutionary violence is the only way.
Now we are adapting the classic guerrilla strategy of the Viet Cong and the urban guerrilla strategy of the Tupamaros to our own situation here in the most technically advanced country in the world.
Ché taught us that "revolutionaries move like fish in the sea." The alienation and contempt that young people have for this country has created the ocean for this revolution.
The hundreds and thousands of young people who demonstrated in the Sixties against the war and for civil rights grew to hundreds of thousands in the past few weeks actively fighting Nixon's invasion of Cambodia and the attempted genocide against black people. The insanity of Amerikan "justice" has added to its list of atrocities six blacks killed in Augusta, two in Jackson and four white Kent State students, making thousands more into revolutionaries.
The parents of "privileged" kids have been saying for years that the revolution was a game for us. But the war and the racism of this society show that it is too f*****-up. We will never live peaceably under this system.
This was totally true of those who died in the New York townhouse explosion. The third person who was killed there was Terry Robbins, who led the first rebellion at Kent State less than two years ago.
The twelve Weathermen who were indicted for leading last October's riots in Chicago have never left the country. Terry is dead, Linda was captured by a pig informer, but the rest of us move freely in and out of every city and youth scene in this country. We're not hiding out but we're invisible.
There are several hundred members of the Weatherman underground and some of us face more years in jail than the fifty thousand deserters and draft dodgers now in Canada. Already many of them are coming back to join us in the underground or to return to the Man's army and tear it up from inside along with those who never left.
We fight in many ways. Dope is one of our weapons. The laws against marijuana mean that millions of us are outlaws long before we actually split. Guns and grass are united in the youth underground.
Freaks are revolutionaries and revolutionaries are freaks. If you want to find us, this is where we are. In every tribe, commune, dormitory, farmhouse, barracks and townhouse where kids are making love, smoking dope and loading gunsfugitives from Amerikan justice are free to go.
For Diana Oughton, Ted Gold and Terry Robbins, and for all the revolutionaries who are still on the move here, there has been no question for a long time nowwe will never go back.
Within the next fourteen days we will attack a symbol or institution of Amerikan injustice. This is the way we celebrate the example of Eldridge Cleaver and H. Rap Brown and all black revolutionaries who first inspired us by their fight behind enemy lines for the liberation of their people.
Never again will they fight alone.
/May 21, 1970/
"Fighting Amerikan Imperialism" Check.
"Black Activists" Check (Rev. Wright)
"Che taught us..." Check (Che flags at Obama campaign offices).
The start of Weather Underground was in support of the black revolutionaries in a violent manner. I imagine, that like all of us, Dohrn and her husband Ayhers have grown and learned. And have learned that perhaps the way to change things is from within.
Is there a ‘statute of limitations’ against ‘hate crimes’ or ‘terrorist activities’ like this?
why so many quotes? Makes it hard to answer your question. I understand the second set of quotes, but not the first or last.
Yup, hiding in plain sight.
“We’re not hiding out but we’re invisible.
Yup, hiding in plain sight. “
As university professors nationwide...
No, but they've already been tried and got off on a technicality (illegal wire taps)
In 1970, Ayers, along with his wife Bernadine Dohrn, were indicted for inciting a riot and conspiracy to bomb government buildings. Dohrn was convicted; Ayers was not. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,426581,00.html)
In 1980, they turned themselves in. Ayers was not convicted of any crime; Dohrn pled guilty to some charges and later served a few months in jail. (http://news.muckety.com/2008/04/20/1960s-activism-haunts-william-ayers-and-barack-obama/2272)
She should have been executed by hanging by the neck until dead. So should Bill Ayers, they are enemies of this nation and should face traitors justice.
Those who declare war on America are to be shown no mercy period— she and Ayers did and they ought to swing from a tall tall tree.
Don’t forget the dope.
Only if you’re a Republican.
And yet Hussein launches his political career in the home of a TERRORIST couple like that!!
You can't make this stuff up.
I had thought of that but quickly forgot! (”Booze, weed, a little coke, but never heroin..”)
Bwaaaaaa-haaaaaaa-haaaaaaa, they just got stoned, got STDs, and never got around to their guns. They blew themselves up with their own IEDs more than the average moron Alqueda did. When they got tired of preaching to each other, they got lawyered up and cut a sweet deal on some very serious raps. Or they waited for the Carter and Clinton pardons.
Now they live off their trust funds, or in some cushy job provided by big-name insiders. They wear designer business clothes, and have the lifestyle of a metrosexual capitalist plutocrat. But they still haven't gotten around to the guns, figuring they can just hire "mercenaries" if push comes to shove.
What they can't admit is that for every one of them, there are 10,000 real Americans, taught either by Uncle Sam, their WW2-vet fathers, or neighbors who are still fighting wars, to cool off their revolutionary wet dreams real fast.
In case no one noticed, while the names may have slipped into obscurity and disuse, the activities and potential for violence haven't. Please take the 15 minutes or so to view the following, and consider the following points that are raised therein:
The four stages of the undermining of a free society are as follows:
Is it too late to reverse these actions and return us to the vision our Founders bequeathed to us? I hope not. Please pass this along to your groups as you see fit.
Why were they not hunted down and killed?