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Subject: [MLL] Dead Revolutionaries - Secrets of The Real Terrorists
Here is another previous article
Lenin tells us that "It is natural for a liberal to speak
of 'democracy' in general; but a Marxist will never forget to ask: for
what class?" He then says that "If we are not to mock at common
sense and history, it is obvious that we cannot speak of 'pure democracy' as
long as different classes exist; we can only speak of class democracy."
Lenin also tells us that "Bourgeois democracy, although a
great historical advance in comparison with medievalism, always remains, and
under capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and
hypocritical, a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the
exploited, for the poor. It is this truth which forms a most essential
part of Marx's teaching..." Then we are told that "...the ruling
party in a bourgeois democracy extends the protection of the minority only to
another bourgeois party, while the proletariat, on all serious, profound
and fundamental issues, gets martial law or progroms, instead of the
"protection of the minority." the more highly developed
a democracy is, the more imminent are progroms or civil war in connection with
any profound political divergence which is dangerous to the bourgeoisie."
It would appear that Lenin is sitting opposite to
the fascist Bush on the former Bill Mahr program "Politically Incorrect"!!!
How relevant is his words today as he describes exactly the situation in the US.
The hypocrisy of Bush's bleating about protecting our rights
and democracy is bound up in the demagoguery of bourgeois class interests by
violating constitutional law with the purpose of establishing martial law and
progroms against the American people as well as the world's people.
"There is something addicting about a secret."
"During the ten years that I was on the U.S. Intelligence
Board...never once did I hear anybody, including myself, raise the questions:
"Is this course of action which we have agreed upon lawful, is it legal, is
it moral and ethical?" We never gave any thought to that realm of
reasoning, because we were just naturaly pragmatists. The only thing we
were concerned with was this: Will this course of action work, will it get
us what we want, will it reach the objective we desire it to reach."
FBI Assistant Director
Covert police methods have been used against progressive
social movements since the US was founded. Through most of its history,
progressive activists have faced the blatant brutality of hired thugs and right-wing
vigilantes supported by government troops. As the US became more
industrialized and a "more highly developed democracy," newly formed
police forces came to play a greater role as the servant of the State - local
police forces began conducting "pogroms" of massive anti-union busting
in collaboration with the Pinkerton's and other private detective agencies.
In 1917, the Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation
which was the predecessor to the FBI coordinated combined activities with the
American Protective League which was a right-wing vigilante group with a
membership of 250,000.
Both of these organizations conducted nation-wide raids,
arrests and prosecutions of thousands of draft resistors, labor activists and
destroyed the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World).
Due to the successful October Revolution, the Bureau created
the hysteria of the "Red Scare" in 1919-1920. In this pogrom
Hoover directed the Palmer Raids that resulted in thousands of progressive
immigrants being rounded up, jailed, brutalized and deported, however, public
outrage resulted in the Bureau being forced to resort to more covert methods of
As a result of Hoover's "War on Crime" and with the
capture of infamous gangsters like John Dillinger, the "free press"
made "heroes" out of the FBI and Hollywood canonized Hoover and his G-Men.
This elevation of status resulted in the FBI becoming the US state
political police once again where it received secret authorization to again
target "subversive activities in the United States."
During WW II, the FBI expanded its operations and acquired new
covert technology and after the war, the US bougeoisie identified the Soviet
Union as its newest enemy. The FBI established its role as an accepted
institutionalized necessity and institution. It was during this period
that the Senate Intelligence Committee determined that "the domestic
intelligence programs of the FBI...became permanent features of government."
Two of the most prominent and active supporters of the FBI was
Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon who assisted the FBI's "Cold War"
witchhunts in the 1940's and 1950's. In this era of anti-communist
hysteria, the FBI moved freely against a broad range of domestic political
movements that eventually resulted in the purge of an entire generation of
"radicals" from US political and cultural life. Anoth FBI
supporter was an active FBI informant known as "Confidential Informant T-10
- the up and coming fascist Ronald Reagan who collaborated with the FBI to
undermine and throw out "leftists" from the Screen Actors Guild and
the Hollywood film industry.
Although in the 1960's it was recognized by the numerous
activists that blatant FBI and police harrassment, surveillance and infiltration
was suspected, the concept of CIA-style covert action against domestic political
dissidents was simply shrugged off as paranoia" because of a lack of true
class understanding of bourgeois democracy. The Constitution "guaranteed"
the people certain rights: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and
freedom to redress grievances against government policy. The bourgeois
reformist mentality believed that these Constitutional rights were
"inalienable" - incapable of being surrendered or transfered to the
ownership of another." Today's new militants are following in the same
mistakes of bourgeois reformism because of a failure on the part of the
sectarian Marxist-Leninist movement that has failed to identify with the
proletariat as they are overwhelmed in their petty-bourgeois squabbles. Once
again, and needlessly, the militants of today are learning the hard way who
Constitutional rights really belong to.
This myth of "paranoia" became reality in March 1971
when the "Citizen's Committee to Investigate the FBI" broke into the
Media, Pennsylvannia FBI office and took their secret files and gave them to the
"free press." These files contained FBI secrets of an
unconscionable program called COINTELPRO.
Then followed the publication of the Pentagon Papers in
September 1971 that exposed years of systematic lies about the US governments
role in Vietnam. In retaliation, government thieves broke into Daniel
Ellsbergs psychiatrists office in order to discredit him for having leaked these
top-secret papers to the media. It was these very same thieves who were
caught burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee the very
next year. It was discovered that the trail led right to Attorney
General Mitchell and President Richard Nixon, where the FBI was also implicated
in trying to cover up what we know as the Watergate Scandel.
At this same time, congressional hearings had revealed that
the US Army had infiltrated domestic political movements which is a violation of
Constitutional law under the Posse Comitatus Act. It was also revealed
that illegal domestic CIA activity was being conducted which is a violation of
the Constitution as well as the CIA's own charter prohibiting it from domestic
intellegence activity. Also, it was revealed that the CIA was not only
destablizing legitimate and democratically elected governments but that it was
in fact engaging in the assassination of political state officials. This
is a far cry from an organization whose responsibility was only intended to
collect and desiminate intelligence information!
By 1975 both houses of Congress began formal inquiries into
government "intelligence activities." Lawsuits based the US
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) forced the FBI to publicly reveal their
documents...even though Nixon tried to veto this procedure.
Although the FBI was allowed to edit their files and even
withhold some, the pressure to at least give the appearance of genuine reform
was so great that the FBI was forced to divulge numerous accounts of its
domestic covert activities. The FBI did manage to destroy many of their
files and according to retired FBI Special Agents Arthur Murtagh and Wes
Swearingen, they reported that the most repulsive and embarrassing actions were
never committed to writing (U.S. Intelligence Agencies and Activities: Domestic
Intelligence Programs; Hearings before the Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S.
House of Representatives, Part 3).
Most revealing is the National Lawyers Guilds documentation
that officials with a broad knowledge of COINTELPRO have been silenced. The
most prominent of those silenced is the above William C. Sullivan. It was
Sullivan who created COINTELPRO and was directly responsible for conducting it
in the 1960's. In 1977, Sullivan was "killed" in a "hunting
accident" that was never investigated. He was murdered just after
giving extensive information to the grand jury that was investigating the FBI.
Ironically, he was murdered before he was scheduled to testify publicly!
COINTELPRO is a euphemism for "Counterintelligence
Program." However, the US governments targets are not enemy spies.
According to the Senate Intelligence Committee, "Under COINTELPRO
certain techniques of the Bureau had used against hostile foreign agents were
adopted for use against perceived domestic threats to the established political
and social order." (Book III, Intelligence Activities and the Rights
of Americans, Final Report of the Select Committee to Study Government
Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, U.S. Senate (94th Cong. 2d
Sess. Rep. No. 94-735)).
The most intense COINTELPRO operations were directed against
the Black Movement and in particuar the Black Panther Party which was the result
of institutionalized racism of the police and FBI.
However, COINTELPRO was not just limited to Black militancy
but extended to other activists engaged in political struggle that opposed US
intervention abroad or was fighting for racial, gender and class interests in
the US. COINTELPRO's targets also included clergy and organizations that
were supposed to be "protected" by the Constitution; First Amendment (freedom
of speech) such as teach-ins, progressive bookstores, independent filmmakers and
Because of the turbulence of the public exposures of
COINTELPRO and other government abuse "sacrificial lambs" were
sacrificed on the bourgeois reformist alter of "democracy." Nixon
resigned the presidency because of his impeachment proceedings while his cronies
were prosecuted and imprisoned only to go on the speaking circuit making
thousands of dollars.
The FBI "shutdown" COINTELPRO in April 1971 but
while they disbanded this program overtly, FBI Memorandums of 4/27/71 and
4/28/71 provided for future covert action to continue "with tight
procedures to ensure absolute security."
After Hoover died in 1972, two other Directors failed to halt
the criticism and "reform" the FBI until President Carter appointed
William Webster the chore of cleaning house and to build a "new FBI."
However, this was only a front as domestic covert action did not end in
the 1970's but in fact received a new face in the 1980's where it has persisted
and has become a permanent feature of the US government.
Inspite of the bourgeoisie's feable attempts at reforms, it was COINTELPRO
that gave the FBI and police the capability to eliminate militant leaders as
well as Constitutional rights. It has accomplished this with the intent to
preserve the image of the US as a democracy, complete with free speech and the
rule of law by discrediting activists as criminals and "terrorists."
The continued domestic covert action is kept concealed because
in 1980 under the presidency of Ronald Reagan, full government secrecy was
restored. Although the Senate Intelligence Committee denounced COINTELPRO
as a "sophisticated vigilante operation aimed squarely at preventing the
exercise of First Amendment rights of free speech and association, and the CIA
was prohibited by law from engaging in "internal security functions,"
Reagan openly embraced the use of covert domestic operations. This fascist
endorsed, legalized, sponsored and raised the level of such criminal actions to
the level of patriotic virtue.
The activities of COINTELPRO deemed unlawful by the Senate
Intelligence Committee and other congressional hearings was legalized by
Reagan's Executive Order No. 12333, 12/4/81 as well as his Attorney General's
"Guidelines on General Crimes, Racketeering Enterprise and Domestic
Security/Terrorism Investigations, 3/7/83. Reagan's E.O. 12333, S2.9, has for
the first time in US history, officially sanctioned government infiltration
"for the purpose of influencing the activity of"
domestic political organizations.
This executive order authorizes the CIA to conduct "special
activities" (covert operations) anywhere "in
support of national foreign policy objectives abroad" in S1.8(e), S3.4(h).
It further legalizes "counterintelligence activities...within the
United States" on the part of the FBI, CIA, Army, Navy, Air Force and
Marines in S1.8(c), S1.12(d). Then in S2.6(c), "Specialized equipment,
technical knowledge, or assistance of expert personnel" may be provided by
any of these agencies "to support local law enforcement."
Reagan also legalized all of these organizations to conduct,
without warrants, electronic and mail surveillance as well as "unconsented
physical searches" more commonly refered to as "breakins"
something the average citizen would go to jail for! The decision for this
criminal action is made by the Attorney General, the highest law enforcement
officer in the US, if he believes such action is "directed against a
foreign power or an agent of a foreign power" according to S2.4, S2.5.
Of course this means that any group or person who protests against US
foreign policy, shows solidarity to a nation or movement that is opposed by the
US bourgeoisie, will be repressed as "an agent of a foreign power," in
other words, he will be labeled as a "terrorist with international
It was the fascist Reagan who revived the complete illegal
activities of the FBI and CIA. He gave the US governments seal of approval to
officially restore secrecy to the conduct and activities of these organizations,
to circumvent the Posse Comitatus Act and once again covert activity has been
legalized and endorsed at the highest levels of bourgeois "democracy."
The recent terrorist attacks have even reopened the "pandora's
box" of HUMINT to which the Reagan shadow fascist Bush is giving his
approval. HUMINT will once again give official overt approval for the FBI
and CIA to openly assassinate those who are deemed "threats to bourgeois
democracy...the ambiguous "national security" - anyone who opposes and
acts against US policy foreign or domestic.
The proletariat must understand that these types of illegal
operations are not designed to protect them from "terrorists" but are
designed for "protection of the minority" because
the bourgeoisie sees the proletariat as the terrorist
threat to their class democracy, therefore the proletariat is subjected to "martial
law or pogroms" because of the proletariat's "profound
political divergence which is dangerous to the bourgeoisie."
Since capitalism is a social order of the bourgeois minority
that is based on the inequality of wealth and power...bourgeois democracy must
be based on political repression in order to control the overwhelming
proletariat majority that is deprived of that wealth, power and democracy.
It becomes a necessary requirement of the bourgeoisie to establish covert
activities in the "homeland defense" in order to
"maintain their existing social and political order."
This war, the "homeland defense" is the
responsibility of the US federal government which must appear
to be democratic while at the same time it seeks to condition the proletariat in
its need to accept conditions for their continued security,
freedom and democracy. The truth of bourgeois class democracy "under
capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and hypocritical, a
paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the exploited, for the poor."
In this the highest stage of capitalism - imperialism - the US
capitalists in their endeavor to acquire and maintain their dominance and
control over world markets and resources, they must at the same time project the
image of the US as the leader of the "free world" complete with free
speech and the rule of law. If the proletariat sees and believes that the
US government is not acting in the interests of the people but is seen as being
repressive of their "interests", especially within the borders of the
US, then the bourgeoisie will have trouble keeping the allegiance of US citizens.
The only way the bourgeoisie can maintain its "humanitarian"
image is to marginalize or eliminate domestic political dissent and to do this
the bourgeoisie must make the victims of its violent repression appear to be the
aggressors...the "terrorists." It creates the hypocritical image
of domestic political repression as a necessary response of "patriotism,"
therefore, patriotism becomes a nationalized acceptance of a racist and
militarist jingoist chauvinism - fascism - to be displayed against anyone
foreign or domestic who would threaten the bourgeois class democracy or freedom.
Domestic covert action thus becomes "the
protection of the minority" with the proletariat majority being
subjected to "martial law, progroms and civil war"
because of their "profound political divergence which is dangerous
to the bourgeoisie."
If we sum up all of the political beatings, shootings and
vandalism by the police, FBI and CIA as well as their support by right-wing
groups, their provocation and incitement of brutal attacks on the proletariat,
and not to mention their outright assassination of the proletariat, it is clear
that the bourgeois agents of the police, FBI and CIA are the primary source of
all political violence in the US as well as around the world. It is the
bourgeoisie and their agents who systemmatically and aggressively initiate the
use of force and intimidation to achieve political ends.
Under the pretense and masquerade of fighting the "War on
Terrorism" the police, FBI and CIA as agents of the bourgeoisie are the
real terrorists and the bourgeoisie's secret use of force and fraud to quell
political opposition is the exact inverse of "democracy."
Under COINTELPRO the FBI Director in 1967 sent a letter to all
field offices and secretly instructed them to conduct operations that would
"expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize"
specific political activists and groups. These FBI agents were instructed
to maintain all such activities in complete secrecy "such that under no
circumstances should the existence of the program be made known outside the
Bureau and appropriate within office security should be afforded to sensitive
operations and techniques." On 4/3/68 an Airtel COINTELPRO message
was sent to the FBI Director from its San Francisco Field Office which stated
that "The Negro youth and moderates must be made to understand that if they
succumb to revolutionary teaching, they will be dead revolutionaries."
The FBI, CIA and police continue to conduct themselves as a
secret police. They have taken the law into their own hands to "protect
the minority" and to silence "free speech and assembly"
without any due process of law. Their covert actions have provided them a
means by which they subvert the constitutional rights of the proletariat and
thereby protect themselves from any genuine democractic accountability. This
is bourgeois class democracy that extends the protection of the
minority only to another bourgeois party" while waging war
against the proletariat.
In the US, it is the bourgeoisie and their agents, not the
proletariat who pose the threat to democracy and the danger to law and order.
The Senate Intelligence Committee "refused" to accept the
official excuses of the FBI for COINTELPRO and stated that this program did not
combat domestic violence, espionage or sabotage. Its real purpose was
"maintaining the existing social and political order" of the
bourgeoisie in order to prevent a social and political order that is in the
interests of the proletariat.
In 1979, just after he testified before the Church Committee,
FBI Agent Joseph G. Deegan who was chief of extremist investigations stated that
"We are the only ones who know what is good for the country, and we are the
only ones who can do anything about it" at a special security conference in
the Los Angeles FBI field office.
Former FBI Agent Wes Swearingen later stated that "...I
knew the FBI had gone off the deep end and had become a secret police state.
I did not know the extent to which J. Edgar Hoover and his agents had gone
to control the average citizen's mind, thoughts and actions until I read the
files. Very few citizens know the extent to which the FBI has gone to
control our society. The FBI thinks it knows what is best for the country.
"Some individuals may think COINTELPRO is all part of the
secret police game of intelligence work. It is not. It is a threat
to our freedom when a police agency in a democracy takes it upon itself to be
judge and jury and to decide who should be fired from a job or what newspaper
should go out of business. Such a police agency walks in the shadow of
Adolph Hitler's Gestapo when it decides who should be assassinated or framed for
murder just to silence his or her political rhetoric."
The recent terrorist attacks are, by design of the bourgeoisie,
a pretext to consolidate the fascist rule of law within the borders of the US.
The promises of the bourgeoisie to protect the peoples freedom and
democracy is nothing more than hypocritical demagoguery that validates Marxism-Leninism
in "that we cannot speak of "pure democracy" as long as
different classes exist; we can only speak of class democracy"
and forms "a most essential part of Marx's teaching"
that bourgeois democracy is "a paradise for the rich and a snare
and deception for the exploited, for the poor."
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