Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Bringing Down America" (1976) by Larry Grathwohl

"Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach! Wild!"---Weather Underground leader Bernardine Dohrn

In 1976, Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant who infiltrated the terrorist Weather Underground Organization (WUO) in the late 1960s, published a book (as told to Frank Reagan) called Bringing Down America. This book was published a year after Grathwohl testified in the Senate on 10-18-74. [UPDATE: see the Pajamas Media (10-28-08) interview with Larry Grathwohl.]

Bringing Down America describes one of the founding leaders of the violent, communist Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, who was National Education Secretary of the WUO (p. 91). These days Bill Ayers is considered to be an expert on education, but I think his idea of education is political indoctrination.

Mr. Grathwohl also appeared in a 1982 documentary called "No Place to Hide." I have never seen this film. In a youtube video that claims to be a clip from this film, Grathwohl says that he attended a meeting with 25 Weather Underground members who discussed how they would deal with counterrevolutionaries after they overthrew the U.S. government and established a communist dictatorship. [Update--see the transcript of this video at Zombietime (10-22-08) and pasted at the end of this post.]

Grathwohl doesn't identify this meeting, but perhaps it was the famous WUO National War Council in Flint Michigan (December 26-31, 1969).

At Flint, the WUO discussed whether it was acceptable to kill white babies. Bill Ayers' wife Bernardine Dohrn celebrated the Manson murders by raising three fingers like a fork and gloating:

Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach! Wild!

According to the youtube clip, the WUO planned to set up concentration camps in the Southwest to reeducate Americans who were counterrevolutionaries. Grathwohl said many of these 25 people at the meeting had graduate degrees from universities such as Columbia. What he described sounds a lot like the Wannsee Conference where Hitler and many NAZI Ph.D.s discussed the extermination of the Jews.

Grathwohl asked the Weathermen what they would do with the counterrevolutionaries who could not be reeducated. They would have to be eliminated, the Weathermen said. They estimated that 25 million Americans would have to be eliminated.

Grathwohl said that the Weathermen also expected that communist countries such as Cuba, N. Vietnam, China, and Russia would divide up America and occupy it.

The FBI has an article on the WUO that features a picture Bernardine Dohrn (left). They have also released some documents about the WUO.

UPDATE:

Here is the Zombietime (10-22-08) transcript of Larry Grathwohl's intervew from the 1982 documentary No Place to Hide. Grathwohl describes a meeting of 25 Weather Underground leaders that sounds like Hitler's Wannsee Conference:

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."

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