Strategic Success for the Organized Left

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Strategic Success for the Organized Left

by baldilocks

Right now, I’m re-​reading Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage. More accu­rately, I’m read­ing it to its end this time — not yet reached. It’s a his­tory of Left Wing activist/​terror era of the late 1960s and the 1970s, fea­tur­ing these well-​known play­ers: Stu­dents for a Demo­c­ra­tic Soci­ety, Weather Under­ground, the Black Pan­thers (old-​school ver­sion) and the Black Lib­er­a­tion Army. There may be other major orga­ni­za­tional play­ers, but I haven’t reached the point in the book where they are named.

Indi­vid­ual actors are also very well-​known: William Ayers, Bernar­dine Dohrn, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey New­ton, and so forth.

With­out going into Left­ist activism’s crimes dur­ing that era, suf­fice it to say that they failed to reach their short-​term goals due to two things: arro­gance and inep­ti­tude — a recipe for fail­ure which, often, has death as a side dish.

Look­ing back on what has hap­pened since those days — espe­cially with Dorhn and Ayers being the polit­i­cal “god”parents of for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama — one “won­ders” if the Orga­nized Left found a more strate­gi­cally effec­tive way to destroy the Amer­i­can sys­tem that they repeat­edly declared to be their enemy. Bomb­ing bath­rooms and play­ing Under­ground games didn’t achieve much in that direction.

But how much dam­age to that sys­tem has the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion done to it? After all, infil­tra­tion of an enemy tar­get achieves far more exten­sive destruc­tion than bom­bard­ment from the outside.

I sus­pect that this is the les­son that Weather, etc. learned from their fail­ures 45 years ago.

So, now we are see­ing the results of the les­son. The Dohrn-​Ayers strat­egy has yielded suc­cess; they blew up National Intelligence.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

by baldilocks

Right now, I’m re-reading Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage. More accurately, I’m reading it to its end this time—not yet reached. It’s a history of Left Wing activist/terror era of the late 1960s and the 1970s, featuring these well-known players: Students for a Democratic Society, Weather Underground, the Black Panthers (old-school version) and the Black Liberation Army. There may be other major organizational players, but I haven’t reached the point in the book where they are named.

Individual actors are also very well-known: William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, and so forth.

Without going into Leftist activism’s crimes during that era, suffice it to say that they failed to reach their short-term goals due to two things: arrogance and ineptitude—a recipe for failure which, often, has death as a side dish.

Looking back on what has happened since those days—especially with Dorhn and Ayers being the political “god”parents of former President Barack Obama—one “wonders” if the Organized Left found a more strategically effective way to destroy the American system that they repeatedly declared to be their enemy. Bombing bathrooms and playing Underground games didn’t achieve much in that direction.

But how much damage to that system has the Obama Administration done to it? After all, infiltration of an enemy target achieves far more extensive destruction than bombardment from the outside.

I suspect that this is the lesson that Weather, etc. learned from their failures 45 years ago.

So, now we are seeing the results of the lesson. The Dohrn-Ayers strategy has yielded success; they blew up National Intelligence.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!