Saturday, October 25, 2008

"...figuring out...the elimination of 25 million people."

It would be interesting to find out how many Americans find it disturbing that the national media finds Sarah Palin's wardrobe more important than the fact that Barack Obama counts as a close associate of his a man who wanted to kill 25 million Americans. You owe it to yourself to read the entire essay. Toward the end, you'll find a transcript and video of an interview of undercover agent Larry Grathwohl, who penetrated Bill Ayers' Weather Underground:

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.

Now if we had a national media doing its job — or, of course, if the shoe was on the other foot and it was a Republican associating with these people — we wouldn't have to go to relatively obscure corners of the Web to find this stuff out. But I did find it interesting how Grathwohl said they didn't give any thought to clothing and feeding what they arguably wanted to be the proletariat in this grand new socialist dictatorship. I don't know how likely the scenario of foreign occupation would be, but I am certain that if the Russians had had anything to do with something on the level of an occupation of the United States back in those days, it likely would have been after nuclear war and there wouldn't have been 25 million Americans left, period. So I'd bet that takes the foreign-occupation tool right of the box. So what's left? That's a question that needs to be asked, especially considering the factors of the military and the armed civilians too. In other words, what are you going to do when the people you want to enslave and kill can shoot back, from near or far? They probably didn't think about that either. So it sounds like at first glance just a bunch of theoretical pie-in-the-sky bullshit, but that's no reason to dismiss any of it as the rantings of an impotent lunatic fringe either — especially considering the protege of one of the ringleaders is dangerously close to being elected to the highest office in the land, in other words, in a position to facilitate these people bringing their evil plans to fruition. And it may well have turned out to be impossible for them to implement their plans, but that doesn't change the fact that any number of innocents could have been (and indeed, a few WERE) killed, maimed or injured. But, hey, where'd that money come from for Sarah Palin's clothes?