Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of

Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group So, I hoped going in that this would befeminist It clearly states terrorist group in the title and it is true to that as a terrorist study of M19 The breakdown of individual members radicalization and the how the group formed out of earlier groups in the 60s and 70s Well done, lots of footnotes, but to be clear, this is spoken from the side of the establishment and order Yes, there are highlights of law enforcement mistakes and misjudgments, but this is about how a group of women from So, I hoped going in that this would befeminist It clearly states terrorist group in the title and it is true to that as a terrorist study of M19 The breakdown of individual members radicalization and the how the group formed out of earlier groups in the 60s and 70s Well done, lots of footnotes, but to be clear, this is spoken from the side of the establishment and order Yes, there are highlights of law enforcement mistakes and misjudgments, but this is about how a group of women from primarily middle class, white backgrounds became freedom fighters terrorists pick your own side of the coin.Rosenau is hysterical, the irony and disdain bleeds through in this one As one Italian former terrorist put it, after having already paid such a price, to quit meant to admit that all we had done had been useless It was a psychological prison you d invested too much to quit In the bloodless language of microeconomics, it was the fallacy of sunk costs I m seriously laughing because it s used to describe anti imperialist guerrilla fighters Cheeky.Anyway, loads of terrorism breakdown and how people got pulled into the causes, which isn t uninteresting, but not really what I was looking for Then again, what I m looking for may not exist I guess I find it interesting that feminism can t be a sworn ideology in of itself and always gets sucked into intersectionality Speaking of terrorism studies, I think this summary statement gives an interesting view of the facets But white supremacists and jihadists draw on some of the same impulses, beliefs, and emotions that motivated their far left counterparts a burning hatred of the United States a yearning for a kind of utopia and a heaven on Earth a sense that they are soldiers engaged in a war the demonization of dehumanization of their perceived enemies and the conviction that the bomb and the gun are essential instruments for creating new order In a shocking, never before told story from the vaults of American history, Tonight We Bombed the US Capitol takes a close look at the explosive hidden history of M the first and only domestic terrorist group founded and led by women and their violent fight against racism, sexism, and what they viewed as Ronald Reagan s imperialistic vision for AmericaIn , President Ronald Reagan announced that it was morning in America He declared that the American dream wasn t over, but the United States needed to lower taxes, shrink government control, and flex its military muscles abroad to herald what some called the Reagan Revolution At the same time, a tiny band of American born, well educated extremists were working for a very different kind of revolution By the end of the s, many radicals had called it quits, but six veteran women extremists came together to finish the fight These women had spent their entire adult lives embroiled in political struggles protesting the Vietnam War, fighting for black and Native American liberation, and confronting US imperialism They created a new organization to wage their war The May th Communist Organization, or M, a name derived from the birthday shared by Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh, two of their revolutionary idols Together, these six women carried out some of the most daring operations in the history of domestic terrorism from prison breakouts and murderous armed robberies, to a bombing campaign that wreaked havoc on the nation s capital Three decades 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how homegrown extremism a threat that still looms over us today is born The swords of Mid Twentieth Century liberal activism were foraged in the fires of the civil rights movement and anti war protests of the 1960s By the 1980s, most such activists settled down into conventional, middle class lives But there was a small percentage of protesters who became increasingly radical, eventually evolving into Marxist terrorists These oddballs naively thought that their bombings, robberies, kidnappings and killings would, somehow, trigger a proletarian uprising that wou The swords of Mid Twentieth Century liberal activism were foraged in the fires of the civil rights movement and anti war protests of the 1960s By the 1980s, most such activists settled down into conventional, middle class lives But there was a small percentage of protesters who became increasingly radical, eventually evolving into Marxist terrorists These oddballs naively thought that their bombings, robberies, kidnappings and killings would, somehow, trigger a proletarian uprising that would overturn Ronald Reagan s capitalist America The story of one of the most unusual of these fringe groups is told in Tonight We Bombed the U.S Capitol The May 19th Communist Organization was founded and dominated by women All were middle class, college educated children of liberal parents Fueled by a sincere desire to improve the lot of minorities and to end the war in Vietnam, along with a healthy does of liberal guilt, the May 19th women began associating with violent groups like the Weather Underground and the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee As those organizations were broken up by the FBI, May 19th named in honor of Che Guevara s birthday went solo Never a large group, May 19th pulled off seven bombings in the early 1980s, including a late night attack on the U.S Senate that did over a million dollars in damage Their most violent action was the 1981 killing of two police officers and a Brinks truck guard during a robbery in coordination with the Black Liberation Army Developing new techniques in counterroism, the FBI and AFT eventually tracked down and arrested all the May 19th terrorists except for two who remain at large The group was defunct by 1985 The fall of the Soviet Union and the adoption of capitalism by the Chinese Communist Party cut the ground out from under Marxist terrorism Today, as we all know, it is the far right and Islamic fundamentalism that have emerged as the greatest terroristic threats Author William Rosenau, was an antiterroism expert at the RAND Cooperation Unfortunately, Tonight We Bombed the U.S Capitol reads like a think tank position paper rather than an exciting work of popular history Roseenau, keeps interrupting the narrative with detailed biographies of all the players He often makes lengthy asides into the background of other, mostly European, terrorist outfits which have no connection to May 19th Group None of the surviving members would agree to be interviewed, so we are denied insight into how their views might have changed over the decades Rosenau suggests that they all remain unrepentant for their actions, though some have abandoned their youthful Communist affiliation Rosenau compiled a huge amount of information on this minor band of kooks, and he buries the story in masses of insignificant detail We don t really need to know what food the women scarfed down as they plotted their next bombing But caveats aside, Tonight We Bombed the U.S Capitol provides a perceptive look at a forgotten outlier element within conservative 1980s America Previously untold story of a group of hard core communist holdovers from the 60 s who couldn t let go of the revolutionary rhetoric and tried to continue the goals of the various movements from that era with a series of bombings of police military and government buildings funded by a string of armed robberies The hook if you will is that these were all women It s a fascinating read when read through the prism of today s discussions of white privilege and systemic racism that have been st Previously untold story of a group of hard core communist holdovers from the 60 s who couldn t let go of the revolutionary rhetoric and tried to continue the goals of the various movements from that era with a series of bombings of police military and government buildings funded by a string of armed robberies The hook if you will is that these were all women It s a fascinating read when read through the prism of today s discussions of white privilege and systemic racism that have been stirred up to a boiling point of late and have spilled out into rioting in the streets much like those of the late sixties The author tries very hard and largely succeeds in being objective but he seems to be a little sympathetic to the goals of the group I am betting he would admit to admiring their goals but not their methods In the final chapter he dismisses the threat of the wave of left inspired violence antifa and feels that the extreme right is a lotdangerous Certainly mass shootings from deranged white supremacists or racists shouldn t be ignored But I find it strangely naive that someone who has studied domestic terrorism for so long seems to miss the fact that groups like M19 or the Weathermen grew out of the student protest movement of the 60 s It s not at all a stretch to imagine that there are small groups of young people involved with today s current student protest movement who are moving down the road to revolutionary violence because they feel the current methods aren t ideologically pure enough or not getting the results they hoped for In this case maybe the old saw about those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it has some weight Tonight We Bombed the U S Capitol by William Rosenau, published by Atria Books.Category United States History Publication Date January 07, 2020.The first thing the reader must remember is that this is a true story Terroristic acts did not belong solely to men of their organizations In the 1980 s there was a small band of well educated young women who had a political agenda that they were willing to sacrifice for They fought against the Vietnam War, Hispanic and Native American policie Tonight We Bombed the U S Capitol by William Rosenau, published by Atria Books.Category United States History Publication Date January 07, 2020.The first thing the reader must remember is that this is a true story Terroristic acts did not belong solely to men of their organizations In the 1980 s there was a small band of well educated young women who had a political agenda that they were willing to sacrifice for They fought against the Vietnam War, Hispanic and Native American policies, and assisted in black extreme actions These women challenged authority at all levels while committing bank robberies to fund their work These six women were responsible for some of the most daring operations of the time this included a bombing campaign in and around the Nation s Capitol.These women were as ruthless as any terrorist group at the time and it is small wonder that they did not getnotoriety than they did Besides their terrorist activities they were responsible for prison breaks and armed robberies.If you are a student of history this is an excellent choice to study as this is a not well known part of history that has remained hidden until the publication of this book I would give it 3.5 stars wish Goodreads would get on that.First time reading the book, I found a warning label in itwhich is so weird.Also, the title is about bombing the capitol but that was only like, 3 pages of the book So maybe a different title would be better Either way, not a bad readjust a bit misnamed. Started off slow, we to be honest, boring It finally got going and became interesting The sixties and seventies we re times where, in my opinion, people felt guilty for our wealth or standard o living and became politically active to change that Whereas people tended to get violent to hey their message out, today they, in a last ditch effort, have sought government office to change things interesting history of a group i never knew existed, although it moved sort of slowly at times i wish there d beeninsight into the connections between domestic and foreign counterterrorism like he started getting in to on literally the last page , but overall enjoyed the book Walls Fun in the Oven Note I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.


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