The Peoples Cube...By Oleg Atbashian
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 ― “Two, four, six, eight, now it’s time to smash the state!” chanted the angry mob. One protestor 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!”
Among 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.
Read Much More at The Peoples Cube
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."
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).
Michelle Malkin: April 2, 2013...
Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned.
Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.”
Boudin’s bounce-back into respectability after her 2003 parole comes to light a week before the release of Robert Redford’s movie “The Company You Keep,” loosely based on the $1.6 million heist...More details on Boudin at Breitbart
Personal Note: I lived with some of the Weather Underground on Henry St. in San Francisco circa 1973-74. I traveled the west coast with two hippie chicks visiting state colleges (UCLA Berkeley, Colo. St., Washington St. to name a few). They were the best recruiters.
Others in the "Lighthouse Group" as they called themselves, smuggled drugs to finance their bases and support their safehouse. Some had even found jobs as minor functionaries in city government positions.
I learned much at that time and saw the dangerous beginnings of what has become the standard for education and "Progressive" government policy today. I am returning with more on this topic tomorrow...Stay tuned!