Accuracy in Academia
Three and a half decades after avoiding punishment for bombing the Pentagon, Bill Ayers is still “guilty as sin, free as a bird,” to use his own phraseology of 35 years ago.
“For every human being life is, in part, an experience of suffering and loss and pain,” Ayers writes in Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation, published by the Teacher’s College Press at Columbia University this year. “But our living experience also embraces other inescapable facts: that we are all in this together, and that much (but not all) of what we suffer in life is the evil we visit upon one another—that is, unjustified suffering, unnatural loss, unnecessary pain—the kinds of things that ought to be avoidable, that we might even imagine eliminating altogether.”
Apparently, he wasn’t feeling that imaginative 15 years ago. In an extraordinary interview he gave the New York Times, which appeared on September 11, 2001, the day that thousands of Americans lost their lives in a terrorist attack, Ayers said, ”I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough,” during his time in the Weather Underground movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
“He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings,” Dintia Smith, who conducted the interview, wrote.
Accuracy in Media
Bill Ayers’ claim that the Weather Underground bombed property, not people, in order to protest the Vietnam War, is two lies in one. First, they specialized in anti-personnel bombs using heavy metal staples. Second, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were not opposed to the war, only to a U.S. victory.
As reported by Jim Mackinnon of the Akron Beacon Journal, Ayers maintained, during a speaking appearance, “No one died in the Weather Underground bombings.” He was trying to claim that the Weather Underground was different from the Islamic terrorists in the Boston bombings case.
Of all the media covering Ayers’ newest charges, only Fox News interviewed Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant in the Weather Underground, who said “Ayers told him personally that fellow Weather Underground member and future wife Bernadine Dohrn set the bomb that killed San Francisco Park Police Sergeant Brian McDonnell in 1970.”
“Bill Ayers told me in Buffalo that we weren’t doing enough bombings and strategic sabotages,” Grathwohl told FoxNews.com. “He complained that it was a sad situation when [Dohrn] had to plan and place the bomb at the San Francisco Park Police station.”
Obama friend and mentor Bill Ayers and his sociopathic bride aren’t the only Weather Underground terrorists to find comfortable homes in academia:
Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned.
Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry.”
A left-wing radical embraced by liberal academia? Shocker!
Via Washington Secrets:
William Ayers, the co-founder of the violent 1960s-era Weather Underground and who later befriended Barack Obama at the University of Chicago, has been named a “visiting scholar” at Minnesota State University, continuing his transformation from radical activist to establishment leader.
Once the head of a group linked to bombings of buildings tied to the Vietnam war, including the Pentagon and Capitol, he has been invited to play a role in the school’s efforts to include social justice in class courses. […]
The school is making him the “2013 College of Education and Human Services visiting scholar.”
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The Justice Department has awarded a group headed by a domestic terrorist and one-time FBI fugitive with close ties to President Obama hundreds of thousands of dollars to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.
During an interview with the State Journal-Register in Illinois, William Ayers, one of the founders of the Weather Underground, who launched President Obama’s political career at his Chicago home, insisted he was “absolutely not” a domestic terrorist.
But that’s not what the Federal Bureau of investigations (FBI) insists.