One of the more comforting aspects of the major religions is the belief that there is justice in the hereafter and the wicked are ultimately punished. One of the reasons why so many people are willing to risk everything to come to the United States is the belief that we have a system of justice that is fair and impartial, so that even the very poor and politically unconnected can expect a modicum of justice in this country.
At least, that’s what I would like to believe. More importantly, that is what I would like to convey – with conviction - to my children. But it is getting harder and harder to suspend disbelief about our “impartial” judicial system.
Take, for example, the curious case of unrepentant homegrown terrorist turned college professor and ghost writer (1, 2, 3, 4) William Ayers. Regular visitors of David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog know all about William Ayers and his involvement with the Weathermen during the 1960′s. This is part of what you see when you look up “William Ayers” at discoverthenetworks.org:
- Leader of the 1960s and 70s domestic terrorist group Weatherman
- “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
- Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
- Currently a professor of education at the University of Illinois
…along with a lot of other damning information about this detestable troll. It is hard to believe that Ayers was never incarcerated for his terrorist acts. It is even more difficult to believe that he became a “respectable” college professor who authored numerous books that were actually published, distributed, and purchased, but it is mind-numbingly incomprehensible that university education programs would incorporate books authored by Ayers into their course syllabi. But they do. Teachers are being taught how to teach by a repellent slug of a human being, an amoral coward who (along with the Weathermen) is responsible for setting off at least 30 bombs. Ayers is quoted for saying or writing:
There’s something about a good bomb … Night after night, day after day, each majestic scene I witnessed was so terrible and so unexpected that no city would ever again stand innocently fixed in my mind. Big buildings and wide streets, cement and steel were no longer permanent. They, too, were fragile and destructible. A torch, a bomb, a strong enough wind, and they, too, would come undone or get knocked down.
What a country (i.e., the United States.) It makes me want to puke.
I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.
Our job is to tap the discontent seething in many sectors of the population, to find allies everywhere people are hungry or angry, to mobilize poor and working people against imperialism.
Socialism is the total opposite of capitalism/imperialism. It is the rejection of empire and white supremacy. Socialism is the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the eradication of the social system based on profit.
It is bad enough that Ayers was never punished for his despicable and cowardly crimes. But it is deeply unsettling to ponder the long term effects of the venom he has injected into our educational system. How many young teachers’ minds have been forever infected by the insidious rantings of this marxist revlutionary lunatic? By extension, how many thousands and thousands of young children’s minds have been similarly polluted by this bile? The damage done may be so profound and widespread as to never be undone.
That is why I was not overwhelmed with joy when I learned that Ayers had been denied professor emeritus status. The damage done to our nation by this detestable troll is deep and lasting. The denial of professor emeritus status is not what I would consider “justice.”
It hasn’t even affected sales of his indoctrination manuals at college bookstores.