Bill Ayers, Communism, and the Fundamental Transformation of America

Bill Ayers, Communism, and the Fundamental Transformation of America

I recently watched an interview on Fox News that Megan Kelly did with Bill Ayers. I must say I was impressed on several levels.

First, the striking and articulate figure that Ayers presented. So, I googled him and read what Wikipedia said. Here was a man who has clearly found his way.

in 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group [2] that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.”

… 1970 Ayers was called “a national leader” [53] of the Weatherman organization and “one of the chief theoreticians of the Weathermen” by The New York Times.

[54] The Weathermen were initially part of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) within the SDS, splitting from the RYM’s Maoists by claiming there was no time to build a vanguard party and that revolutionary war against the United States government and the capitalist system should begin immediately.

Their founding document called for the establishment of a “white fighting force” to be allied with the “Black Liberation Movement” and other “anti-colonial” movements [55] to achieve “the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism.” [56]

Anyway, I was quite pleased at how, now, he has reformed himself and become an educator for many years. But before we continue on, let me google the Weather Underground and, just for shits and giggles, see what is said.

Wow. Now I have heard of this stuff, but like most Americans am clueless as to what it really was–this also is from Wikipedia:

The Weather Underground Organization (WUO), commonly known as the Weather Underground, was an American radical left organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.

Originally called Weatherman, the group became known colloquially as the Weathermen. Weatherman organized in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)[2] composed for the most part of the national office leadership of SDS and their supporters.

Their goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the overthrow of the U.S. government.[3] With revolutionary positions characterized by Black power and opposition to the Vietnam War,[2] the group conducted a campaign of bombings through the mid-1970s and took part in actions such as the jailbreak of Dr. Timothy Leary. The “Days of Rage,” their first public demonstration on October 8, 1969, was a riot in Chicago timed to coincide with the trial of the Chicago Seven. In 1970, the group issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government, under the name “Weather Underground Organization”.[4]

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

So, overthrow of U.S. government … revolutionary movement allied with Black Liberation Movement … Communists, Marxists, Leninists. Bill Ayers–educator–Chicago- Illinois–overthrow of U.S government — “

“God Damn America”–who said that?

More Wikipedia:

In Weatherman theory “oppressed peoples” are the creators of the wealth of empire, “and it is to them that it belongs.” “The goal of revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interest of the oppressed peoples of the world.” “The goal is the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism” [24]

Ay, there’s the rub! And now Billy’s an educator, planting seeds of revolutionary wisdom in the minds and hearts of our youth. How insidiously brilliant! What a play book!

Let’s see, umm, immigration, open borders, let them in, dilute the foundation, third world, no sense of what America is founded on, easier to control, let’s feel bad. We are the party of feeling. Didn’t Nikita Khrushchev predict this?

Back to Wikipedia, this time on the late Soviet Union leader:

…The actual verbal context was: “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will dig you in” (“Нравится вам или нет, но история на нашей стороне. Мы вас закопаем”).

In his subsequent public speech Khrushchev declared: “[…] We must take a shovel and dig a deep grave, and bury colonialism as deep as we can”.[5] Later, on August 24, 1963, Khrushchev remarked in his speech in Yugoslavia, “I once said, ‘We will bury you,’ and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you,”[6] a reference to the Marxist saying, “The proletariat is the undertaker of capitalism”, based on the concluding statement in Chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto: “What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.

So, what do we have in 2012, we have, guess who? Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers in Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park. Yep, Bill and his wife Bernardine–really a lovely couple–whose time has come! Again! 

As we all know Ayers and President Barack Obama, kind of, sort of, knew or maybe met but never exchanged ideas but did work on educational issues. Education! Like Common Core? Hurry, Wikipedia it!

Look, putting two people in the same room for a time doesn’t mean they know each other or that they have the same ideology! Except if you’re Italian and happen to meet someone that is a member of organized crime. Then, let’s have a grand jury investigation about them!

We are all terrified of making certain analogies, jumping to conclusions–“There are no radical Islamic terrorists, and we shall no longer refer to them as that. Let’s call them revolutionaries, or better yet freedom fighters.”

Excuse me, but who are we fighting?

“America will fall like a ripe piece of fruit from within,” but help me see the light? Do you want America to be overthrown? Do you have such disdain for the greatest nation on earth so that you want it reshaped, reconfigured, distorted like a Picasso painting–unrecognizable–“Do you want to “fundamentally transform America?”

If you do, then do nothing; sit on your hands and let the failed and misguided policies of both the right and left drug you into complacency. But if you have the slightest wisp of wanting America to be what the founders intended, and the reason the journey was made from Europe in the first place over 250 years ago–if you have a pinched little worm of energy in the pit of your stomach about what is happening every day in our country at an alarming rate, if you feel you are not being represented by anyone–then I ask for you to stand up for America. Do not sit on your hands!

If Bill Ayers and his friends wanted to overthrow America in the ’70s by blowing it up, do you not think that same impulse is still there?

This is the real issue! This is why we are not allowed certain politically hot terms. This is why we cannot say, “Islamic extremists.” This is why the borders are being flooded. It has nothing to do with humanitarian issues but overthrowing America–“burying her from within.”

Every single politician is at fault–every one of them–for lacking the courage to tell the truth to the American people.

Gov. Rick Perry said in an interview he wasn’t sure if President Obama was inept in handling the immigration crisis. Well, let me answer. This President Obama is not inept, and that word should never be used with him. He is brilliant and doing what he promised: “fundamentally transforming America.”

Whether he and Bill Ayers are friends, they sure probably could be. It’s odd how blowing up a building seems less terrible these days.


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