In May 1974, WUO published “Prairie Fire” which “is self-described as the ‘Political statement of the Weather Underground.” In a May 9, 1974 letter bearing the names Bill Ayers, his wife, fellow terrorist, Benardine Dohrn and Jeff Jones (The New York state Apollo Alliance Director who reportedly wrote President Obama’s stimulus legislation), reveals an alliance to Rev. Wright’s theology—the Black liberation movement. As the FBI documents quote:
“We made the choice to become a guerrilla organization…when the Vietnamese were fighting a heroic people’s war, defeating…the most technologically advanced military power…At home, the struggle and insurrection of the Black liberation movement heightened our commitment to fight alongside the determined enemies of the empire…This defined our international responsibility and our duty as white revolutionaries inside the oppressor nation… We are part of a wave of revolution sparked by the Black liberation struggle… every movement must learn to fight correctly, sometimes retreating, sometimes advancing. But fighting the enemy must be its reason for being. …The way America will aid the victory of the people of the world is…by helping to create a front in support of black and brown liberation here, and by tearing up in the gut of the monster. Destroying the bureaucracy, the pig army, showing initially that the US not only can’t hold together an empire but can’t even hold together white people.”
To read the FBI declassified documents on Ayer’s Weatherman click here. Decide for yourself whether or not they are prophetic or relevant. If so, then the fallout from the Journolist’s collusion, and other media malfeasance that occurred during the 2008 election to protect their candidate for President might just be beginning.
Marinka Peschmann is a freelance journalist. She’s collaborated and contributed on books ranging from showbiz to true crime, the United Nations and politics.