There was a time when you could tell who the radicals were in the 60’s & 70’s and during Viet Nam. It was easy.
They almost always had long hair and beards and dressed in scruffy manner. Many came from privileged backgrounds, ironically like Osama Bin Laden did in Saudi Arabia. They occupied college campuses throughout the country. The most vehement radicals were from Columbia University on the east coast and Berkeley on the west coast.
Today’s radicals dress in better clothes and shave. Now they occupy faculty seats like Bill Ayers, the same Bill Ayers who was a proud member of the Weather Underground that bombed the Capital and the Pentagon . . . and remains unrepentant to this day.
I had forgotten how horrific these acts of terror were when they happened, partly because when they are talked about today, these acts are sanitized. By that, I mean you don’t see any pictures or videos with which to link the violence. Weather Underground is a word (s) like ACORN is a word . . . little impact until the link, the connection is made through historical videos (Weather Underground) or recent actions (ACORN).
This may be one of the reasons why mentioning Ayers and Obama hasn’t gained much traction, not that the MSM was going to follow that story anyway. Clearly the MSM has waged an all out war against making this a legitimate claim about Obama’s past relationships, trying to tamp down the seriousness of the story.
People who lived through this era may have forgotten how shocking these terrorists acts were. Time has a way of dulling reality. When the Weather Underground acts are mentioned today, after the attacks of 9/11, the terrorists acts of the Ayers don’t carry the same sting as they once did.
Take a look at each of these videos and remember.
Remember when the Weather Underground declared war against this country?
Tell me again why the Obama Ayers relationship isn’t important!
We have listened ad nauseum to Obama spin about his relationship with Bill Ayers. We have just about heard it all, from “I was 8 years old when he did these things” to “He’s just a guy!” to “His [adult]children went to school with my children” to “Obama didn’t know who Ayers was“.
Well I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Barack Obama surely does know who Bill Ayers is now–and what his philosophy on America is.
[…] After all, Obama dispersed Millions of dollars under the direction of Ayers and the Chicago Annenburg Challenge. A program which was designed to radicalize children. How hard was that for Obama to understand? Surely Ayers didn’t pick Obama to dispense millions of dollars because he didn’t agree with him.