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June 25, 2008

Yet Another Maoist Radical Is Now Blogging for Him

This cat received a $175,000 grant from the Ayers (terrorist)/Obama led Annenberg challenge to either run the "small schools project" or bomb Macy's at Christmas (not sure which, I skimmed).

And now of course he's enthusiastically supporting Obama by testifyin' for him on Obama's campaign site.

"This is not the Maoist radical I knew." -- Barack H. Obama

Thanks to CJ.

Caution/Correction: A leftish friend from the old internet days calls foul and says the link doesn't say Klonsky was a Weatherman. That's true and false -- the cited material doesn't say he was a Weatherman, but Gateway Pundit himself does.

I am writing GP to ask if he has a cite for that. In the meantime, I've corrected the headline to reflect what GP's link states.

Answer: Holt says it's "murky" whether Klonsky was a Weatherman, though he was an associate of Ayers and Dohrn back in the days before they became "mainstream fixtures" in Chicago.

So the lefty was right, pretty much. Thanks to him and apologies to readers.

From Wikipedia: Citations omitted:

The Weathermen were initially part of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) within the SDS, splitting from the RYM's Maoists by claiming there was no time to build a vanguard party and that revolutionary war against the United States government and the capitalist system should begin immediately. Their founding document called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."

Klonsky was a leader of the RYM II, but apparently the RYM-Weatherman split was over, largely, the use of violence in the here and now. So Klonsky appeared (as far as I know, which isn't very far at all) to have deliberately avoided actually joining the Weathermen or engaging in its violent smash-the-state-by-killing-cops tactics.

That's thanks to Gateway Pundit again.

All of these groups are obviously linked and these "revolutionary leaders" were all plainly sympatico as to ends, but on the actual means (which is important) Klonsky doesn't appear to have shared Dohrn's or Ayers' exuberance for blowing things up and killing people.

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