"Two, Three, Many Vietnams," Weatherman

Title

"Two, Three, Many Vietnams," Weatherman

Subject

New Left

Description

This pamphlet describes the revolutionary organizing strategy of the Weather Underground. According to this analysis, traditional mass-based non-violent protest, like those led by the National Moratorium Committee, only serve to reinforce U.S. imperialism and stave off more radical solutions. The Weatherman see the growing radicalization of the black freedom struggle as a vanguard of a global Third World anti-imperialist struggle. The Weather Underground's main goal is to organize the white working-class, which it calls "the least organized enemies of imperialism," into a revolutionary force in solidarity with third world struggles at home and abroad. "Our organizing strategy," they explain, "consists of organizing a white fighting force of young people who are ready to side with the blacks and third world." In the end, they conclude, "This big, fat, rich motherfucking country is going to be overthrown. Being a part of a revolutionary army that joins with other revolutionary armies defeat imperialism is the greatest thing anybody could want to be."

Creator

Weatherman

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1970

Format

pamphlet

Original Format

paper

Citation

Weatherman , “"Two, Three, Many Vietnams," Weatherman,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/462.

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