Prior to the 2008 election, the Obama Presidential campaign’s narrative, echoed by the media, told voters that any reporting on then presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama’s, dubious associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers was nothing more than a desperate distraction.
Last week, Jonathan Strong reported the collusion among liberal journalists, part of the now defunct online community Journolist, to save their candidate, Obama, from his twenty-year Black Liberation Theology pastor, and mentor, Rev. Wright’s, incendiary and anti-American statements.
I can’t help but wonder if a similar collusion transpired in reference to Obama’s family friend, Bill Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist, founder of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), who launched Obama’s political career from his Chicago home.
Shouldn’t voters have known everything there was to know about Obama’s dubious associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, their ideology, and how that might affect his policies before they cast their vote? Shouldn’t the voters have known whether or not Obama shared his “associates” ideology?
For me, the answer is and was yes (my email queries to the Obama campaign about this prior to the election went unanswered), but according to some journalists on Journolist the answer was a resounding no.
Now eighteen months into the Obama administration, we are arguably witnessing the fallout of Obama’s “change.” With President Obama’s ratings plummeting, more and more Americans are deeply concerned with the Obama administration’s policies.
There was, however, and remains an open source that sheds a bright light on Obama’s “associates” ideology, declassified FBI files. I reported from them prior to the elections. Among many interesting facts and history, the FBI detailed the ideological connection between Ayer’s Weathermen to the Black Liberation movement, Rev. Wright’s theology. Did that have an influence on Obama’s relationship with them?
Because the FBI files appear to be prophetic, I am re-reporting some of the information from them again as they document Obama’s “associates” Marxist-Leninist ideology; their inspiration which was derived in part from Mao Tse-tung, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro (consider Van Jones and Anita Dunn for example). Obama’s “associates” are internationalists (consider Obama’s actions with the United Nations), who are bent on America’s destruction — from within. They tell us how America must be “smashed.” America is a capitalist “pig” (consider re-distribution of wealth), and an “imperialist empire” that must be “destroyed.”
Following is a sample:
Dated August 20, 1976, the FBI summary states:
The Weather Underground Organization (WHO) “investigation is an excellent example of the native born American who adopts the faith of an alien ideology…the purposes of which to serve …his revolutionary obligations to the international communist movement and…create the conditions for revolution in the mother country.”
“The goal” of the WUO “is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism… and “struggles within the US will be a vital part of this process…”
“The point of the revolutionary youth movement strategy is to move from a predominant student elite base to more oppressed (less privileged) working-class youth as a way of deepening and expanding the revolutionary youth movement… This is part of the strategy to reach the entire working class to engage in struggle against imperialism…it is both important and possible to reach young people wherever they are—not only in the shops, but also in the schools …to recruit them to fight… A good program mobilizes and teaches…”