October 08, 2008

AYERS: "Capitalism Promotes Racism and Militarism"

As Barack Obama's political godfather of 21-years, Bill Ayers has long plotted to use education as well as pipe-bombs to spread his hatred of the American way of life. A reader sent me a link last night to Ayers' November, 2006 speech before the World Education Fourm in Caracas, Venezuela, posted on Ayers' blog.

L-to-R. Bill Ayers, Terrorist spawn Chesa Boudin, Luis Bonilla-Molina. And Che, of course. (source)

In this speech, Ayers' praised Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his version of Bolivarianism, a blend of South American socialism and communism, and the support of Marxist terrorism, as practiced by Chavez's proven support of his friends in FARC and other terrorist groups.

Ayers' strong dislike of American capitalism and self-loathing towards white America permeates this speech as is has permeated every aspect of his academic and terrorist work over the past 40 years.

Here's a taste of Ayers' philosophy which has helped shape Barack Obama's worldview since at least 1987:

I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position—and from that day until this I’ve thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!

I taught at first in something like a Simoncito—called Head Start—and eventually taught at every level in barrios and prisons and insurgent projects across the United States. I learned then that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics. Education either reinforces or challenges the existing social order, and school is always a contested space – what should be taught? In what way? Toward what end? By and for whom? At bottom, it involves a struggle over the essential questions: what does it mean to be a human being living in a human society?

Totalitarianism demands obedience and conformity, hierarchy, command and control. Royalty requires allegiance. Capitalism promotes racism and militarism – turning people into consumers, not citizens. Participatory democracy, by contrast, requires free people coming together voluntarily as equals who are capable of both self-realization and, at the same time, full participation in a shared political and economic life.

"I learned then that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics."

Thus Ayer's describes his philosophy on the role of education in undermining American democracy, and the importance of corrupting schools into indoctrination camps for the success of his revolution.

It is this philosophy that drove Ayers to write his grant proposal for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a plot that placed Ayers' pupil and fellow traveler Barack Obama in the role of Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, even though Obama did not have the qualifications for that position that others on the board. Obama was picked for one reason: to be a "yes man" and funnel grant money towards the indoctrination efforts of Ayers' pet left wing projects, including over a million dollars sent to Ayer's own creation, the Small School Workshop.

The media continues to pretend that the 21-year partnership between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers is one that should focus only on Ayers' roll as the leader of a terrorist group. Indeed, it should be a campaign-ending issue for Obama, a man with terrorist friends as we are engaged in a war against terrorists.

But the dozens of bombs that Weathermen and their offshoots exploded in the 1970s and 80s, the armed robberies they committed, the police officers they killed, the fire-bombings they carried out against women and children, and their failed terrorist attacks against American soldiers wasn't the end of Ayer's philosophical assault on America.

Like the shared hatreds professed by Barack Obama's other two mentors of 20+ years, Rev. Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, and radical activist priest Michael Pfleger, Bill Ayers has never stopped trying to undermine American capitalism and our American way of life, plotting to turn us into another socialist or communist state.

Perhaps we could forgive Barack Obama if he had only fleeting or inconsequential tie with an isolated radical in his past, but it is clear that the three most influential men in his life—each one a mentor of 20+ years—are all political extremists:

  • An unrepentant left wing terrorist that killed Americans and would have killed far more if they hadn't been incompetent, who helped start Obama's career as his political godfather
  • A racist conspiracy-mongering minister that teaches a warped Christian-based cult theology based on the teaching of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers that turns Jesus christ into a Marxist rebel
  • a radical priest that advocates lynching those whom he doesn't agree with and is supporter of left wing radicalism and noted racist Louis Farrakan.

How can anyone look at those who have had the most influence on Barack Obama's life, and conclude that a man who surrounds himself with those who hate America, is fit to be our President?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 8, 2008 11:43 AM

How exactly did Ayers excape conviction for the weathermen crimes?

Posted by: 1sttofight at October 8, 2008 01:34 PM

He and other Weathermen got off because of prosecutorial misconduct. Led to his famous "Guilty as Hell, Free as a bird" comment as he left court.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 8, 2008 01:38 PM

I believe Ayers was freed because of a improper wiretap ...

Posted by: bill-tb at October 8, 2008 02:01 PM

It is safe to say that the failure to develop a case against Ayers due to wiretap procedure violations was in the forefront of Bush and Congressional thinking on FISA and the other elements of enemy surveillence. If there had been an exemption for this domestic nihilist group like Barry was good enough to vote in for jihadis, Ayers might be in prison still. Make no mistake though, Ayers and his allies do not admire us for our high-mindedness on this score. No, they despise us as weaklings therefore. And who can say they are wrong? Ayers and his wretched ilk declared war on the US; the US declined to reciprocate. I detect a pattern.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 8, 2008 03:23 PM

In addition to an improper wiretap, I think it also helped that Ayers' family had money and influence.

Posted by: Zhombre at October 8, 2008 03:57 PM

Capitalism promotes racism and militarism......and CEO dads who can help radical sons beat the rap.

Posted by: djm92 at October 8, 2008 05:34 PM

I'm surprised no Obama defeders have shown up yet to tell you that you're racist, or something.

You know, someone should ask Obama if there was anyone around him in his formative years that wasn't a leftist radical. I'd love to hear him stutter that answer out.

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Posted by: David M at October 9, 2008 09:58 AM

Anyone else notice that Ayers dresses like an arrested adolescent?

Posted by: Joe at October 9, 2008 10:01 AM