And he dedicated it to the man who shot Bobby Kennedy dead.
“Our final goal is the destruction of imperialism, the seizure of power and the creation of socialism.”– Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, Prairie Fire, page 40
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Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn have been In Barak Obama’s life for almost 30 years. They are declared communists, just as Obama’s first mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Since the age of 10, Obama has been under the influence of individuals who espouse a political philosophy wholly incompatible with the US Constitution. Declared communists who have served as his political handlers, each picking up where the other left off. What we do not know about Barack Obama far outweighs what we do know about the man. But what we do know, and what we have more than reasonable grounds to suspect, would lead any reasonable person to conclude that Obama is far from what the United States needs in a President.
In the book Prairie Fire, and in Sing a Battle Song, the trilogy published in 2006 reprinting Prairie Fire and two other 1970′s publications from the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn discuss how finding the cracks in society and exploiting them can eventually destroy the United States:
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.
“Prairie Fire,” Page 10
And one of those “cracks” they have seized upon is race.
At home, the struggle and insurrection of the Black liberation movement heightened our commitment to fight alongside the determined enemies of the empire. “Prairie Fire” Page 13
The Black movement was pushed forward into revolutionary movement for power, open rebellion and confrontation with the racism of white people and the racism of institutions. Page 21
Racism is a weapon at the command of the ruling class, deliberately fashioned into a culturally sanctioned institution, written into law, and enforced by all the power of conscious custom and the state. All primary national institutions – corporations, government, social services and organized labor – are under 100 percent effective white oppressive control. Page 148
Throughout its history, the rulers of the U.S. have maintained their power by creating privileged sectors among the people and letting us fight over the privileges. In this, their main weapon is white supremacy. Page 39
The institutionalizing of white supremacy created a structure to divide the white worker and small farmer from the black slave. Coupled with the economic bribe of white privilege, it is the cornerstone of U.S. history, the rock upon which capitalism and imperialism have been erected. page 64
To Ayers and Dohrn, this is not about racial equality – that is merely a pretense – a means to an end. And the end they seek is the destruction of the United States.
There should be no question regarding the political affiliation of Ayers and Dohrn. On Page 10 of Prairie Fire, they state:
We are communist women and men , underground in the United States for more than four years.
Moreover, they do not merely represent a political party. Their goals are explicit, and incompatible with our Constitution:
Our intention is to engage the enemy, to wear away at him, to harass him, to isolate him, to expose every weakness, to pounce, to reveal his vulnerability. The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war. Prairie Fire, p. 10.
Our enemy is U.S. imperialism, the enemy of all humankind. ..Our final goal is the complete destruction of imperialism, the seizure of the means of production and the building of socialism. To create the conditions in which we can take the offensive, destroy the old system and build a new life, we must weaken and at least partly destroy the empire. Prairie Fire page 178
Their ultimate goal is succinctly stated:
Our final goal is the destruction of imperialism, the seizure of power and the creation of socialism. Page 40, Prairie Fire
They are capitalizing on the racial tensions in our society – exploiting those “cracks” via community organizers to stir the pot. Equality will not do for them – they have to get people to believe that equal opportunity is not enough. And when equality of opportunity does not cut it, the only viable remaining solution is the redistribution of existing wealth. Redistribution necessarily involves a taking; a seizure of property from one to provide to another. That method blows right by socialism and establishes a firm foothold in the creation of a communist state.
Part and parcel with their goals, they have to ensure that their efforts do not have the effect of benefiting those classes (the inner city poor) that they are exploiting for their ultimate goal. They have to work hard to keep that population exactly where it is. And one of the ways you achieve that is to create an entitlement mentality – providing just enough so you can point to your “progress” and to cover perhaps the most basic needs of food and shelter, but not so much that people have a chance to move up and out. Just enough to remove any incentive to achieve, and enough of a taste to whet theappetite for the bonanza of redistribution. Keep them uneducated – replace instruction in the three “R”‘s with indoctrination on liberation and socialism, thereby preventing any escape from poverty.
It is an approach that sells false hope. And maintains the tension of poverty and racial divide by promoting segregation from the mainstream of society (Remember Michelle Obama’s thesis, and her “concern” that assimilation will result in some loss of identity?). Keep the people down and separated from opportunity, for they will be of no use to the revolution outside of that charged space.
History is littered with examples of the ultimate failure of these schemes. For once the status quo is upset, and the wealth has been “redistributed”, there is nothing left to share. A perfect setting for the tyrant to seize control, promising more security for a trade of freedom. Look at Cuba. Look at Stalinist Russia. And remember the words of George Santayana, who warned us that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.