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What Community Organizers Do

November 3, 2008

Eventhough Halloween is over and done, the Zombies are still doing their jobs. 

Via MM

After the Weather Underground turned from domestic terrorism to indoctrinating the youth through academia it began a newsletter.  The first article of the first edition stated the new mission of the Weather Underground, to create a “torrent” of community organizers to crush that powers that be.

There are serious antiracist organizers building a revolutionary base in working class communities — in neighborhoods, shops, mills, mines, social institutions. There are those who are working among women, GI’s, vets, prisoners, among youth, students and the unemployed in every part of the country. There are some who have been at it for years and some who have just begun. Thousands more are needed; and each particular piece of work will have to be linked up into a whole. We need to out-organize the sophisticated and well-financed forces of George Meany, Louise Day Hicks, Ronald Reagan, George Wallace and Albert Shanker. Organizers need to crush this reactionary leadership with a revolutionized torrent of people.

The community Organizers were to,

build a successful struggle, strong organization and a winning revolutionary party. This is a process, which will not emerge full-blown from our minds. It will emerge and change and grow from practice. We know where to begin

Ultimately, the Weather Underground wanted to infiltrate academia and propagandize the leftists agenda of revolution.

Left analysis is seen mainly in papers circulated among leftists, left solutions are heard mainly in meetings of the left. And what a shame! Because some of that analysis and some of those solutions make sense, describe concrete conditions, prescribe real remedies. Some of that interpretation of events could provide needed leadership in struggle. But isolated from the people, the makers of history and the carriers of change, it is useless.The immediate task for the left is this: organize the masses of people against imperialism and for revolution. Pull together friends and comrades, whether three or thirty. Explain the roots of the current economic and social crisis. Fight for jobs and for funds for urgent relief programs. Wealth should be taken from the Pentagon budget and used to rebuild our cities, schools and hospitals.
 the system itself is inhuman, and socialism is a real alternative; the energy crisis is the fault of Rockefeller and the oil companies, not the Arab people; unemployment is caused by capitalism not “illegal aliens” stealing jobs; war in Indochina or the Mideast is part of the problem, not the solution; political and social action can change things.

Am I wrong or does this sound a lot like what Obama is pushing?  Look here for how similar Obama’s insignia is to the Weather Underground.

-reagan21

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2 comments

  1. You’d never find this on msnbc. Great work TBV!


  2. Interesting,

    You might want to checkout my article “Puppet of The Platform” which is posted on the page by the same name on my blog. It also appeared on RCP today and got a good bit of atention. Let me know if ya like it. Keep up the good work.

    Doc’



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