Accuracy in Media

Former FBI informant in the Weather Underground, Larry Grathwohl, is one of the stars of Joel Gilbert’s new film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia,” which is premiering in Denver on Friday and then goes nationwide.

Friday, July 18, also happens to be “Blog About Larry Day,” to remember his service to the nation and his untimely death last year. His friend Tina Trent says, “we are asking that bloggers, radio folks, podcasters, and others in the media use July 18th to tell the truth about violent leftist radicals like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and their ilk.” She adds, “Their war against America began with bombs, but it continues today in our institutions of higher education, the media, and the government.”

Grathwohl was a veteran of the Vietnam War, fighting the communists in Southeast Asia, before infiltrating their ranks and fighting them on the streets of America.

Gilbert says, “Larry Grathwhol was a hero of mine because he was on the front lines protecting America from the Marxist terrorist movement that wanted to destroy America.”

In addition to highlighting the service of Larry Grathwohl, the new film shows Gilbert visiting and joking with liberals and Obama supporters in order to understand what makes them tick, and to see whether they have become disillusioned. Inside an abandoned church in Detroit, Gilbert surveys the wreckage, including the busted stained glass windows and broken pews, and sings “Hallelujah, I’m Ready to Go.”

The film is both serious and entertaining. It makes you laugh and almost want to cry, as he skillfully describes what seems like the planned destruction of America.

Gilbert goes to Chicago where he interviews a local politician, sort of a young Barack Obama, who continues the “hope and change” rhetoric. He even started out, like Obama, as a “community organizer.”

Those who think we can overturn this unfolding disaster—and learn from what has been happening to us—have to be disappointed by the comments made in the interviews that Gilbert conducted with young Chinese visitors to Washington, D.C.

One admits that Mao killed 50 million people and made “great mistakes,” but is nevertheless still held in respect. “He’s great,” one of the young Chinese visitors tells Gilbert. At the same time, they admit—and seem quite comfortable in saying—that they have no free speech rights in China. “You can’t say communism is a bad thing,” one tells Gilbert. Otherwise, you go to a labor camp.

So is there a real possibility of recognizing the dangers of Marxism before they engulf a country? Or even after? That’s the open question left by Gilbert’s ultimately disturbing film.

Of course, an awakening of any kind in the U.S. is not likely if young people turn into zombies. Gilbert travels to Colorado to learn about the widespread availability of legalized marijuana, another project encouraged by the Obama administration. One young man talks about using dope to address the problem of high arches in his feet. It is a ploy to get high.

Massive illegal immigration, another project to solidify Democratic Party rule in America, is addressed through Gilbert’s interview with a military veteran who examines how the demographics of Denver have changed and the quality of education has deteriorated.

One of the most fascinating interviews in the film is with former Soviet KGB officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky, who describes socialism as a “perverted version of Christianity” and says, “It is a temptation. It can’t bring anything good.”

“It’s a fairy tale for illiterate people,” he adds.

But the film shows that many educated people, such as the college-educated leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground, accepted the dogma of Marxism-Leninism. Later, they switched gears, from bombing police stations to infiltrating academia and government.

One of those bomb blasts, which killed San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell in 1970, is highlighted in the Gilbert film. A newscast from the time describes the “heavy one-inch staples” packed in the bomb and how one of them “pierced the skull” of McDonnell. He suffered in the hospital for two days before dying.

Grathwohl describes, in old film footage, how leaders of the Weather Underground had plans to eliminate 25 million Americans after they took power in America.

The current rehabilitation of Weather Underground figures such as Bill Ayers makes the Gilbert film powerful and worth seeing. The public and the news media need to be reminded of the  communist terrorist movement in America that killed police and civilians, and also targeted our military personnel.

Joel Gilbert is a brave filmmaker who is not interested in “debating” the likes of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn as they demand rehabilitation and acceptance. Gilbert wants to expose them and put them behind bars, where they belong.

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  • BeautifulAmerica

    Definitely on my “Must Watch” list.
    I’m amazed anything like this gets produced. Thanks for the review, Cliff.

  • terryk

    Joel Gilbert is not a “brave filmmaker” — he’s a liar and a charlatan who has yet to acknowledge, let alone apologize for, his utterly discredited hatchet job on Obama that was his last film. Why is AIM promoting someone who is so untrustworthy?

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  • terryk

    It’s not trolling to tell the truth. The real question is why Cliff Kincaid and AIM continue to promote such a mendacious liar like Joel Gilbert. More details here:

  • maryloujb

    You wouldn’t believe what they are doing to our youth in California. My granddaughter is in public high school and it is nothing more than social engineering. “Studying” the big bang theory, euthanasia, global warming, gay pride, Chicano pride, etc. It proves out their agenda. The time to be frightened is now! I will be attending this film.

  • magic1114

    Great. An Obama lap dog… Go wipe your chin.

  • terryk

    Not a lap dog — just telling the truth. You’d think AIM would encourage such a thing.

  • brianOO7

    The threat is greater today than ever before. That’s because today it comes from inside the US, its institutions of government, education and, sometimes, business. It is no longer an external threat or from marginal Americans like the Weather Underground. And it doesn’t call itself communist anymore. It uses the more illiterate-friendly terms ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’. One more ‘progressive’ administration could make the obvious decline irreversible.

  • eavesmac

    What you need to acknowledge is the title, “skeptics guide to birtherism.” Why’d your boy seal his records unless he’s a banker elite imposter?

  • terryk

    Yeah, Obama sure sealed those two birth certificates he released, both certified as authentic by the state of Hawaii.

  • eavesmac

    Yeah, they were 9 layers deep in alterations as proven by Arpaio. I’ll also bet you believe its the law that we pay income tax. Flush your head gear, new guy. That is if you want to escape Oz.

  • terryk

    Arpaio and Mike Zullo proved nothing — their claims were discredited almost as soon as they made them. Those BC layers were actually created by simply scanning the document into a computer. Arpaio and Zullo has never disproven that.

  • eavesmac

    Then there’s Mara Zebest, “a graphic artist and co-author for a number of Adobe product books including the Inside Photoshopseries, which typically exceeded 1,000 pages and was published in at least ten different languages around the world.” She is “also tech editor for numerous books for both Adobe and Microsoft products and has worked closely with the Cold Case Posse (CCP) for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in providing evidence on Obama’s forged birth certificate.” She wrote in 2012, “Obama’s PDF file never originated as a paper document, but rather was born in cyberspace or was — to put it another way — digitally manufactured.”

  • Marshall Goodman

    Some people are finally waking up and they are appalled about the present and worried about the future, and they need to be and should be. But before they feel too sorry for themselves, our nation and their children, remember that a lot of us tried to warn you time and time again but you ignored us, told us we were conspiracy theorists and when we got fired from jobs in government and media where we tried to fight the good cause, you said nothing. Not a thing. A lot these people were women, and when the Islamic jihad is upon on your pretty heads, their will be no one left to raise voices in protest. It will be the beginning of the real war on women and don’t look for Oprah, Steinem, Fonda or others to help you, they’ll be hiding in bunkers with armed guards who will shoot you on sight. You had to learn the hard way, didn’t you?

  • terryk

    Did you trust Mara Zebest when she exposed Joel Gilbert’s lie about Obama’s wedding ring having Arabic characters on it?

  • eavesmac

    You’re reaching…….

  • terryk

    Not at all. Gilbert’s lie was so egregious that a birther felt compelled to debunk it: