Those of us who were college students in the 60’s turned our backs on the protest movements when they turned violent and radical. It’s one thing to question why our young men are being drafted to fight in Vietnam, it’s another thing to destroy ROTC facilities, take over colleges and burn down buildings, or kill people while robbing banks to fund your terrorist activities.
The overwhelming majority of us got jobs, got married, had kids and lived some version of the American Dream. Little did we know those radicals – some jailed, some not – were taking over our colleges to someday teach our kids and grandkids to hate the American Dream and become liberals/radicals/socialists. How did this happen?
Most of the 60’s protest leaders were wealthy and well-educated, so they used their family money and education to found foundations or groups.
Increasingly radical journalism schools – witness Columbia University – allowed the radicals/terrorists to quietly gain access in colleges and other institutions. The majority of non-extreme Americans weren’t aware this was happening and were busy with their lives since our MSM ignored the trend or played it as non-threatening..
Lastly, the entertainment industry has helped fund many radical organizations and movements, and helped to whitewash their history by offering sympathetic or amusing narratives.
Columbia University hires convicted terrorist Kathy Boudin – who drove the getaway car in a Brinks security van robbery that killed 3 law enforcement officers, 2 city policeman and a Brinks guard – as adjunct professor in social work. Evidently there’s a shortage of social workers in NYC and the college had to hire a convicted felon to discuss prison. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/344537/columbia-university-david-horowitz Frankly it seems to me the Columbia Social Work Dept would be better off hiring one of the 9 surviving children of those cops so they can discuss what victims of crime endure, rather than what the criminals endure. The victims were Waverly Brown, Edward O’Grady and Peter Paige. Don’t you hate that the killers have become celebrities but the victims are forgotten?
Of course, terrorist Bill Ayers has enjoyed a long academic career. http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/how-quaint-former-domestic-terrorist-bill-ayers-a-keynote-speaker-at-association-of-teacher-educators-conference/ If you don’t remember Ayers, here’s a little info; please be aware that he has never renounced his radical past or acts of terror. Indeed he only wished he had “done more” and remains as extreme as ever. He was indicted but his lawyer, hired by his wealthy father, got him off on a technicality – the FBI didn’t get a search warrant of his home.
- Leader of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group of the 1960s and ’70s
- “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
- Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
- Worked as a professor of education at the University of Illinois from 1987-2010
All told, Ayers and the Weather Underground were responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S. “I don’t regret setting bombs,” said Ayers in 2001, ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” Contemplating whether or not he might again use bombs against the U.S. sometime in the future, he wrote: “I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility.”
In 1970, Ayers’ then-girlfriend Diana Oughton, along with Weatherman members Terry Robbins and Ted Gold, were killed when a bomb they were constructing exploded unexpectedly. That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by hundreds of Army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Ayers himself attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, “tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too.” Notably, Ayers’ fingerprints were found at the bomb-making site, along with an assortment of anti-personnel weapons, stabbing implements, C-4 plastic explosive, and dozens of Marxist-Leninist publications.
Oh and as for Obama’s relationship with a “man in his neighborhood” that he barely knows, here’s a partial summary that the MSM eagerly avoided:
• Ayers and Obama worked together for years on a school reform program called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
• Ayers and Obama also served together on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, a separate charity organization.
• Obama had his political coming-out party in William Ayers’ home.
• Ayers mentions Obama by name in a book he wrote in 1997, and mentions that the two are very close neighbors.
• Obama gave a short glowing review of that same Ayers book for the Chicago Tribune.
• Obama and Ayers were both presenters together on a panel about juvenile justice (organized by Michelle Obama).
• Both Obama and Ayers were close friends with the same person, Rashid Kalidi.
• There are also several unverified rumors swirling around that have not been documented: That Ayers may have helped to write part (or all) of Obama’s autobiography; that Obama and Ayers shared an office space together for three years, on the same floor of the same building in Chicago; and that Ayers and Obama may have known each other as far back as 1981.
Hollywood loves the 60’s radicals who tried to kill more people and destroy our government. Consider the latest film from uberliberal Robert Redford: http://michellemalkin.com/2013/03/29/the-bloody-company-hollywood-keeps/ Here a quote from Variety: “There is something undeniably compelling, perhaps even romantic, about America’s ’60s radicals and the compromises they did or didn’t make.” and a film executive gushed: “This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government.
I’m guessing the killed or wounded victims of their various bombs, or their families, don’t share these same upbeat romanticism. I wouldn’t go see this Robert Redford piece of lying propaganda if you paid me but it makes me sick, literally, that years from now it will be seen on movie channels and such.
BTW, isn’t it amazing that the people who support these self-named communist revolutionaries these killers, these radicals, are the same people who find the peaceful Tea Party scary?