Isn’t that the job of our wonderful universities?
Larry Grathwohl infiltrated the Weather Underground back in the day when they were still running around blowing things up.
Here’s a clip where he discusses the group’s plan for post-revolutionary governance of the U.S. to be handled by Cuba, North Vietnam, the Soviets, and the ChiComs. And that for those pesky diehard capitalists, it would mean re-education camps, with an estimated 25 million Americans slated for liquidation, because their minds couldn’t be gotten right.
I guess that suggests some of what Bill Ayers meant when he said he wished he could have done more.
Got that YouTube link from Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club, who writes:
The most interesting moment of the video comes when Grathwohl asks the viewer to imagine what itâ€™s like to be in a room with 25 people, all of whom have masterâ€™s degrees or higher from elite institutions of higher learning like Columbia, listening to them discuss the logistics of killing 25 million Americans.
Actually, itâ€™s easy. Whatâ€™s hard to imagine is sitting in a room full of plumbers discussing the same thing. The longer I live the less I believe that humanity is able to live without submitting itself to some kind of belief system. Western Civilization decided to liberate itself from a belief in Christ â€” whose Kingdom was not of this world â€” and went straight to the altars of Nazism and Communism, whose kingdom was in the camps. People like Ayers arenâ€™t atheists, theyâ€™re true believers. GK Chesterton was right when he said that a man who declares he has stopped believing in God often doesnâ€™t mean he believes in nothing. It only means heâ€™s willing to believe in anything.
Jean Paul Sarte believed Che Guevara was â€œnot only an intellectual but also the most complete human being of our age â€¦ [the] eraâ€™s most perfect manâ€, which just goes to show you can get a fancy diploma from the Ã‰cole Normale SupÃ©rieure and still graduate with not an iota of common sense. Unclogging a drain with a snake is something anyone with a little intelligence and persistence can do. Planning the death of millions of Americans takes an education.
So, you see, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are not just a couple of people in the neighborhood. Not just college professors.
They’re one-time members of a group of genocidal lunatics.