Andrew Wilkow’s show on TheBlaze TV Monday took a break from analyzing the usual Washington dysfunction to put the spotlight on a news story that has been out of the headlines for some time, but not forgotten.
Through the late 1960s to early 198os members of the far-left organization The Weather Underground bombed banks and various government buildings, led jailbreaks, incited riots, committed arson, and ultimately attempted an armored car robbery that left two policemen and a security guard dead. Formed in 1969 with the goal of toppling the U.S. government, some of the defunct organization’s members now hold positions at prestigious academic institutions without ever fully repudiating their past actions, as discussed on ‘Wilkow!’ last week.
On the show Monday Wilkow was joined by Larry Grathwohl, author and focus of “Bring Down America: An FBI Informer with the Weathermen.” Grathwohl was an informant for the FBI in 1969 and with the Weathermen when they went underground in 1970. Grathwohl was involved in schemes to blow police stations and even a power plant.
On TheBlaze TV he described how he was recruited and infiltrated the organization, which the FBI labels as a “domestic terrorist group.” Grathwohl described the mentality of the organization’s members after going underground, and how violent and dangerous some members really were. The former informant said it is “ludicrous” to see former weathermen like Kathy Boudin now teaching at Columbia University and welcomed back into society.
Watch clips below from Grathwohl on TheBlaze TV Monday. First describing how he found himself with the Weathermen, and then describing the extreme beliefs of some of the organization’s members.