The Obama Playbook

I just watched the Glenn Beck program and noticed that he's still missing an important point when illuminating the connection between Obama, Ayers, and Jeff Jones.

If you’ve watched the Democrats since Obama took office, (and I know you have), you’ve seen some pretty disturbing things. But, over the last week or two, you’ve noticed them playing the race card at every turn. I believe they’ll continue to do this, not because it serves their health care bill, but because it serves a bigger picture. What is that bigger picture? Glenn almost saw it today with that Revolutionary Tree he showed, but then he managed to jump right over it!

Why are they’re playing up the race issue? Why did they have an ex-President publicly lend credibility to the argument, not once, but two or more times? It has nothing to do with the health care bill; rather, it’s a calculated effort by the Democrats to incite racial conflict, to put pressure on the cracks of society, in an effort to bring about revolution, and finally bring about a communist society. I know, you’re probably thinking, ‘oh no…this woman’s gone loony.’ But please, stay with me.

Let me point you to the Obama playbook, a book of answers if you will. It’s titled: ‘Prairie Fire, The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism - Political Statement of the Weather Underground.’ The book was written and published in 1974 by Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, Billy Ayers, and Celia Sojourn. Ayers takes credit for the publication on his website and in his resume: Ayers lists himself as the author of Prairie Fire.

You may remember Sean Hannity pointing to this book during the presidential campaign. Sean warned about the extreme views of the Weather underground, and of their hidden agenda. He warned about the lengths that this group would go to, in an attempt to create a socialized communist society, should they ever get into the position that they’re in today.

Okay, so here we are, nine months into the Obama administration. Having the benefit of hindsight, we can see whether Sean was right in his pre-election warnings, or if he was just blowing smoke up the backside of his listeners.

So back to the book. I refer to Prairie Fire as the playbook for the Obama administration, because it sheds critical light on many elements of the Obama administration, and on the events that are currently playing out in the congressional arena. It will help us to see the bigger [hidden] picture that’s taking shape before our very eyes…hidden in plain sight, if you will. You might say that the book was written so long ago that it’s no longer relevant, but we’re fully aware that Ayers still subscribes to the values he had when he wrote this book, because he’s expressed as much, many times over the last few years.

The book begins with the following Preface:

Sisters and brothers,

Here is PRAIRIE FIRE, our political ideology - a strategy for anti-imperialism and revolution inside the imperial US. It comes out of our own practice of the last five years and reflects a diversity of experiences. This paper is not the product of one or two people, nor even a small handful of us. Rather PRAIRIE FIRE represents the politics and collective efforts of an organization. It has been the focus of our study groups and our political education. It has been chewed on and shaped in countless conversations, struggles and written pages. It has traveled around the country, growing, developing thru the attempt to understand the shape of world forces and the revolutionary possibilities before us. The paper was rewritten four times and collectively adopted as the political statement of the Weather Underground. The twelve-month process of writing PRAIRIE FIRE, squeezed between on-going work and practice and action, has now reached a kind of end-point. A cycle is done.

We undertook this analysis to explain the changes in US and world conditions since the Vietnam ceasefire and to evaluate the consequences of the Vietnamese victory. We have come some distance in evaluating the political situation, the priorities for revolutionary work since we began this writing. Now many more revolutionaries will need to shape and change the paper. The politics cannot be realized unless and until the content of the program is activated in thousands of situations, among thousands of people in the coming period. PRAIRIE FIRE will be a growing thing.

We hope the paper opens a dialectic among those in the mass and clandestine movements; we hope people will take PRAIRIE FIRE as seriously as we do, study the content and write and publish their views of the paper as well as their analysis of their own practice. We will respond as best we can.

Our movement urgently needs a concrete analysis of the particular conditions of our time and place. We need strategy. We need to battle for a correct ideology and win people over. In this way we create the conditions for the development of a successful revolutionary movement and party. We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society. Getting from here to there is a process of coming together in a disciplined way around ideology and strategy, developing an analysis of our real conditions, mobilizing a base among the US people, building principled relationships to Third World struggle, and accumulating practice in struggle against US imperialism.

PRAIRIE FIRE is written to communist-minded revolutionaries, independent organizers and anti-imperialists; those who carry the traditions and lessons of the struggles of the last decade, those who join in the struggles of today. PRAIRIE FIRE is written to all sisters and brothers who are engaged in armed struggle against the enemy. It is written to prisoners, women's groups, collectives, study groups, workers' organizing committees, communes, GI organizers, consciousness-raising groups, veterans, community groups and revolutionaries of all kinds; to all who will read, criticize and bring its content to life in practice. It is written as an argument against those who oppose action and hold back the struggle.

PRAIRIE FIRE is based on a belief that the duty of a revolutionary is to make the revolution. This is not an abstraction. It means that revolutionaries must make a profound commitment to the future of humanity, apply our limited knowledge and experience to understand an ever-changing situation, organize the masses of people and build the fight. It means that struggle and risk and hard work and adversity will become our way of life, that the only certainty will be constant change, that the only possibilities are victory or death.

We have only begun. At this time, the unity and consolidation of anti-imperialist forces around a revolutionary program is an urgent and pressing strategic necessity. PRAIRIE FIRE is offered as a contribution to this unity of action and purpose. Now it is in your hands.

Bernardine Dohrn
Jeff Jones
Billy Ayers
Celia Sojourn

For the Weather Underground

Dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan (among others)
(-Oh, that’s nice! I wonder what the spirit of the dead RFK thought about his brother Teddy, endorsing Obama after that one!)

The preface describes who this group of radicals is, and exactly what they seek to accomplish. They don’t hide the fact that their goal is to create a communist revolutionary movement that will bring down the Zionist empire that you and I know as the United States of America. Their goal is to take over the country from within, and turn it into a socialized communist country.

On Page 10, (or Chapter One), of the Obama playbook we read the following passages:

The unique and fundamental condition of this time is the decline of U.S. imperialism. Our society is in social and economic crisis and assumptions about the U.S. are turned on their heads. These are hard conditions to live through. But they are favorable for the people and for revolution. These conditions of constant change demand the weapon of theory. Like people everywhere, we are analyzing how to bring to life the potential forces which can destroy U.S. imperialism.

We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years. We are deeply affected by the historic events of our time in the struggle against U.S. imperialism.

Our intention is to disrupt the empire, to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside.

Our intention is to engage the enemy, to wear away at him, to harass him, to isolate him, to expose every weakness, to pounce, to reveal his vulnerability.

Our intention is to encourage the people, to provoke leaps in confidence and consciousness, to stir the imagination, to popularize power, to agitate, to organize, to join in every way possible the people's day-to-day struggles.

Our intention is to forge an underground, a clandestine political organization engaged in every form of struggle, protected from the eyes and weapons of the state, a base against repression, to accumulate lessons, experience and constant practice, a base from which to attack.


The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war. Revolution is the most powerful resource of the people. To wait, to not prepare people for the fight, is to seriously mislead about what kind of fierce struggle lies ahead.

Revolutionary war will be complicated and protracted. It includes mass struggle and clandestine struggle, peaceful and violent, political and economic, cultural and military, where all forms are developed in harmony with the armed struggle.

Without mass struggle there can be no revolution.

Without armed struggle there can be no victory.

It will not be immediate, for the enemy is entrenched and intractable. It will require lengthy, deliberate political and armed

Read that again: The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is REVOLUTIONARY WAR? What? Did that say Revolutionary war? These are the people who have Obama’s ear?

I know what you’re going to say. You’ll say, ‘Well Roni, that does seem disturbing, and you’re right, it does appear that this administration is putting stress on the cracks, they’ve just backed out of the missile defense system, they’re incapacitating our financial system, overburdening it with the stimulus, the bailouts, cap and trade, cash for clunkers, and now this health care plan. They do seem to want everybody on welfare! And yes, it does seem that they want to determine who works, and who doesn’t. Oh, and let’s not even think about the food supply issue, and the water that’s been turned off on the farms in California. You may be right Roni, it does seem like we’re under attack from the inside. But, that still doesn’t explain why the Democrats would incite racial tension.’

Stay with me, and I’ll show you the answer. It’s right there in the Obama playbook, right there in black and white. Let’s continue reading:

We made the choice to become a guerrilla organization at a time when the Vietnamese were fighting a heroic people's war, defeating half a million troops and the most technologically advanced military power. In our own hemisphere Che Guevara urged that we "create two, three, many Vietnams," to destroy U.S. imperialism by cutting it off in the Third World tentacle by tentacle, and opening another front within the U.S. itself. At home, the struggle and insurrection of the Black liberation movement heightened our commitment to fight alongside the determined enemies of the empire.

This defined our international responsibility and our duty as white revolutionaries inside the oppressor nation. We are part of a wave of revolution sparked by the Black liberation struggle, by the death of Che in Bolivia in 1967, and by people's war in Vietnam.

Revolution is a fight by the people for power. It is a changing of power in which existing social and economic relationships are turned upside down. It is a fight for who runs things, in particular, for control by the people of what we communists call the means of production – the means by which people eat, work, protect themselves from the cold and rain, get around, raise children, and build.

Oh, hey wait! What was that? It is their responsibility and their DUTY as WHITE revolutionaries inside the OPPRESSOR nation, part of a wave of revolution sparked by the BLACK LIBERATION struggle, by the death of Che, to fight alongside the determined ENEMIES of the EMPIRE for POWER and CONTROL and PRODUCTION! The struggle and INSURRECTION of the BLACK LIBERATION movement heightened their commitment to fight? Doesn’t the word ‘insurrection’ mean revolt, rebellion, mutiny, revolution, uprising, and civil disobedience? Are you seeing what I’m seeing here? Are you beginning to understand why race is such an important issue for them? And, why they need a black uprising to push their agenda through? Like we didn’t see that one coming in…after all, didn’t Obama sit for 20 years, in a church listening to Reverend Wright spew hatred toward the ‘empire’ and toward whites? Are the cards coming together for you?

Then, there’s that whole deal about the Obama administration alienating our allies. Let’s see what the playbook says about that.

The following quote is taken from page 128, from the portion of Prairie Fire having to do with the Middle East. I included it here to show the amazing consistency of the radical left-wing view of the area -- the issues and arguments remain almost unchanged from 1974 to today: ending Zionism, no "war for oil," stopping U.S. support for Israel, etc. Aside from a few current events details, this exact same text could have appeared in any contemporary left-wing essay about the Middle East. This shows that what once was a radical communist view has now become mainstream:

(From Zombietime.com): Page 128: Views on Israel, the Palestinians and Mideast Oil

(Note: the darkened area and the distortions were caused by a glitch in the scanner, and were not part of the original page.)

views israel palestinians mideast oil darkened distortions caused glitch scanner

Here is the entirety of page 128, to put the quote in context:

oil darkened distortions caused glitch scanner entirety 128 quote context

It's no wonder the Israelis call Rahm Emanuel a traitor! He has joined an administration that clearly sides with psychotic murderers, rather than siding with a staunch American ally. The Israelis are beginning to see this administration in a clear light, and they don’t like what they’re seeing. Time and again, Obama has thrown them under the bus so to speak. And, now we know why.

Thanks to Zombie for the following:

On November 7, 2006 Ayers posted this essay on his blog describing his visit to a conference in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela -- an essay which sounds like it could be a missing chapter from Prairie Fire, and which Ayers concludes by shouting "Viva Presidente Chavez!"

And just a few months ago on June 28, 2008, Ayers describes himself in this posting on his blog as a "socialist" when it comes to economic policy.

All of this is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. To this day, nearly every word that Ayers utters and every sentence that he writes hews to the exact same communist line. You can easily find hundreds more examples yourself just by browsing through his blog or simply by Googling his name and searching for his writings and speeches, almost all of which still revolve around notions promulgated in Prairie Fire.

William Ayers is a communist. By his own description. He was a communist then, he is a communist now, and he was a communist for the entire time that Barack Obama worked with him and was associated with him.

Both of these radical Weather Underground co-founders, Bill Ayers and Jeff Jones, have Obama’s ear. Jones is now with the Apollo organization, the group who wrote the stimulus bill, and God knows what else. Sean highlighted the story during the campaign, but stopped telling the story after the election. Now that we can see the Ayers/Jones plan playing out, we must warn the masses.

Please refer to the blog posted by Zombietime, at http://zombietime.com/prairie... to reference actual scanned pages of the book, or to access other corroborating links.
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  • Shopnnut 2009/09/21 17:14:18
    Roni this is fantastic. Powerful, frightening, enlightening. I hope that people took the time to read it in it's entirety because this is something that every American needs to know and to understand. We do not have time for inner turmoil and bickering over party or race. We are all ONE people in ONE nation enjoying the freedoms associated with that nation. Those freedoms are under attack and it is time we come together.

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  • Isma'ila (God has heard)! 2009/09/21 02:10:43 (edited)
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    Wow!Ayers is evil!It is so wrong that he did not go to jail!Damn liberals!Good blog by the way!
  • Roni Isma'il... 2009/09/21 17:08:33
    Thank you, and please, feel free to share it.
  • Donnie 2009/09/21 01:51:10
    Roni, Now that's a whole group of nuts. BO is a member of the CFR also. Might be interesting to check into them also.
  • Roni Donnie 2009/09/21 17:14:53
    By pointing to other high level members on both sides of the political aisle, this administration can justify Obama's membership in the CFR a lot easier than they can justify his involvement with Jeff Jones' Apollo Alliance, and Billy Ayers. Most people don't realize that the Apollo Alliance is Jeff Jones, and that he's writing major legislation for this administration.
  • Donnie Roni 2009/09/22 00:55:08
    Yes, and all we can do is vote the right way in 2010 and 2012. BO is busy morphing into the perfect politician day after day on the tube. My fear is that he will get as good as Hitler. He is all set up for a take over isn't he. He did just what Hitler did. Brought all his people in legally from the inside. All those old fart long term politicians don't even understand what is going on around them. The CIA and NSA used to be tough Americans and would handle things. Now we have a Muslim running the good old USA into the corner and the good old boys are all gone. Too bad! They are the ones who could have saved us. There is nothing the masses can do but vote, and you can see how stupid they are.
  • Roni Donnie 2009/09/22 04:34:19
    I think those old fart, long term politicians know exactly what's going on. And, I also believe that Obama and the Dems aren't the only ones who would benefit from this country becoming a socialized nation. Those old farts would become extremely rich and far more powerful than they've ever been. They'd sell us out in a heartbeat to achieve global rule...something they've yearned for for so long.

    Obama is just the man with the plan; the man who has the players in place to set the wheels of Revolution in motion...in order to fulfill those goals.
  • Donnie Roni 2009/09/25 01:53:03
    I have been thinking of what you say here and it reminds me of a book that starts out by saying "These are the best of times and the worst of times". This is the beginning of the end. We have little kids singing Obama songs just like Hitler had kids singing songs about himself. There would have to be a truly major change to stop this train. It is up to the young kids like the ones that stopped Acorn to get involved in this change.

    And you Roni should be a leader in this change and I will follow you. Just tell me what to do.
  • Roni Donnie 2009/09/25 04:27:30
    Are you drinking? I can't lead this weekend!! My husband would kill me! We're heading out on a college road trip...going to visit the kids, then, we're stopping off in Tampa on Sunday, for the Giants game.

    I'll be back in town on Monday, so I'll get back with you on that whole leading thing then.
  • Donnie Roni 2009/09/25 04:59:06
    LOL, I wasn't talking about this week end. I don't know how that beer can beside me got empty. You have a big weekend coming up. College road trip sounds romantic. Have a good time with the kids and I hope your team wins.

    I have to work all weekend so look forward to Monday.
  • Roni Donnie 2009/09/28 20:59:47
    We had a great time. The kids are doing well. Though, it seems we miss them more than they miss us.

    The Giants played well too! It was their first road game shut out since 1983! I almost felt sorry for the Tampa Bay fans...'almost' being the key word there! LOL!
  • Donnie Roni 2009/09/28 21:59:08
    It's true, we love kids more then they love us. I didn't get to watch any fball but glad you are happy with the results.
  • ♐☆ ♥ Deni ♥☆♐ 2009/09/21 00:33:57
    ♐☆ ♥ Deni ♥☆♐
    I used to have a very difficult time believing that people are so blind. . . the Obama became president and I joined SH. Glenn's book title fits most of these people so well "Arguing with Idiots" we'll never convince them Roni. . . they would sooner see our country taken by a Socialist regime then ever admit that "Houston We Have A Problem"

    this video was very enlightening, especially where Obama and Ayers both chaired the Wood Fund board for 3 years. . .hmmm wood fund ??? part of acorn??? I don't know, I'll have to look into that one.

    what people are missing is the radical race baiting we're seeing on a daily basis. . . you hit right on Roni. . . btw I tweeted this to GB and sent via FB to both GB and SH
  • Roni ♐☆ ♥ De... 2009/09/21 17:17:13
    Feel free to send it anywhere and everywhere.

    BTW...This originally began as an email to GB.
  • MelA 2009/09/20 23:43:12
    People are blind to this idiot...period..oh and stupid...great post! :) people blind idiot period stupid post
  • Roni MelA 2009/09/21 17:17:42
    Thank you for your comments.
  • ShadowHeart 2009/09/20 23:39:09
  • Roni ShadowH... 2009/09/21 17:19:23
    I wanted to capture as many of their own words as I could, so I wouldn't be accused of spinning those words to fit some conservative or right-wing agenda.
  • 477777 2009/09/20 17:24:52
  • Roni 477777 2009/09/20 17:28:11 (edited)
    Which part? The part where Pelosi just warned of 'violence' over this supposed racially motivated opposition? Things seem to be playing out the very way I laid it out in my blog.
  • MelA 477777 2009/09/20 23:39:24

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