Bill Ayers Shocked to be Portrayed as “Some Kind of Public Enemy”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It’s crazy. You’re in a terrorist organization that goes to war with America, you bomb some places and write a book titled “Public Enemy”.

And then for some crazy reason, you’re depicted as a public enemy.

Poor Bill Ayers. I hope he can clear up this terrible misunderstanding before his next bombing.

Speaking from the well-heeled confines of the University of Chicago’s International House on Wednesday, Bill Ayers said he was “amazed” to see himself on TV “cast as some kind of public enemy” with close ties to Barack Obama during one of the 2008 election’s biggest controversies.

At the event meant to promote his new book Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, Ayers slammed the “opportunistic media” and the “eager campaign staffs of the right, the middle, and even the moderate left” for resurrecting the Weather Underground, a radical far-left group Ayers co-founded which bombed government property and banks throughout the 1970s.

“Bernadine and I had hosted the initial fundraiser for Obama and uncharacteristically donated a little money to his campaign,” said Ayers, reading an excerpt. “We lived a few blocks apart and sat on a couple nonprofit boards together. So what? Who could have predicted it would blow up like this?”

Sure. I bet if Timothy McVeigh had hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney, the media wouldn’t have even noticed.

Ayers said his new book is ultimately not about the election but rather about “teaching and parenting” and living a life that “doesn’t make a mockery of your values.” He urged his audience to “try to be good citizens, try to be moral people.”

Unfortunately all of Bill Ayers’ tips on how to be a good person involve nitroglycerine so they’re not that much use to the layman.

Ayers’ wife Bernadine Dohrn was also at the event, with Ayers introducing her as his “partner in crime,” adding, to laughter from the audience, “she hates it when I say that. It’s a metaphor.”

So when he was trying to kill people, it was, like a metaphor, man.

Bill Ayers doesn’t know what a metaphor is, but he’s reasonably handy with a bomb. Sadly that qualifies you to be a professor in academia these days.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Oh, the humanity! Portraying poor (well, not so poor) Bill Ayers as a “public enemy,” taking the words right out of his mouth and twisting them to mean something else. Kind of takes you back to Bill Clinton and his question about what the meaning of “is” is, doesn’t it? Ayers proves that not only was he adept as fashioning real bombs, but is still adept at uttering “word bombs.”

  • artcohn

    In the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama lied about his association with this terrorist! “Ayers is only a guy from the neighborhood”,although Obama and Ayers had worked together for years mis-using money from the Annenberg fund,meant for improving child education,to convert the children into socialists. Ayers is a murderer, whose conviction for murder was only reversed by a technicality. He should be retried and get a stiff sentence.

    • A Z

      Bill Ayers was part of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) . He cannot betray his socialist roots.

      “SDS developed from the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), the youth branch of a socialist educational organization known as the League for Industrial Democracy (LID). LID descended from the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, started in 1905.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students_for_a_Democratic_Society_(1960_organization)

    • No RNC

      While his son Bill was bombing America, Thomas Ayers was being promoted to one of a highest profile and prestigious positions in Illinois and the country. He was also handed the keys to the most Nuclear Plants in the country as Chairman of Con Ed! See: “THOMAS G. AYERS & BARACK OBAMA” http://watch.pair.com/synarchy-3.html

  • A Z

    Bill Ayers dedicated his book to Sirhah Sirhan among others.

    But he lies about it. He is such a craven person.

    On September 23, 2010 William Ayers was unanimously denied emeritus status by the University of Illinois, after a speech by the university’s board chair

    Christopher G. Kennedy (son of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy),

    containing the quote “I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy.” He added, “There is nothing more antithetical to the hopes for a university that is lively and yet civil…than to permanently seal off debate with one’s opponents by killing them”. Kennedy referred to a 1974 book Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, written by Ayers and other Weather Underground members, which includes a dedication to a list of over 200 revolutionary figures, musicians and others, including Sirhan Sirhan, who is currently serving a life sentence for Robert Kennedy’s assassination in 1968.[44] Ayers said he has never dedicated any book, including Prairie Fire, the book in question, to assassins.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_ayers

    • glpage

      Obviously Sirhan Sirhan was a freedom fighter. /sarc

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Here is a link to the story which uncovered bill ayers love affair with the murder of US Senator and then Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

      http://www.zombietime.com/prairie_fire/

  • A Z

    Bill Ayers should ask if his girlfriend’s Oughton’s death was karmic justice or “Why did you marry Bernadette Dohrn? What was wrong with Oughton?”

    Ask it in a matter of fact voice or showing some concern and set him off

    BRUTAL? Yes, psychologically but not physically. Ayers wreaks much worse every day with his lies.

    “Ayers had previously been a roommate of Terry Robbins, a fellow militant who was killed in 1970 along with Ayers’ girlfriend Oughton and one other member in the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, while constructing anti-personnel bombs intended for a non-commissioned officer dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_ayers

  • JohnfromToronto

    “So what? Who could have predicted it would blow up like this?” An unrepentant bomber could have.

    • phyllisjmurphy

      A Marxist psychopath looking for glory and want to destroy the Capitalistic system that their wealthy parents have indulged them with all their lives..what freaks!

  • Veracious_one

    poor pathetic liberal…just cannot figure out why so many people just don’t love him for trying to kill them….

    • Fritz

      You give him too much credit, he isn’t a Liberal, even a far left one, he’s a Communist.

  • Dallas25305

    Ayers is a public enemy. He spends his spare time writing leftist text books to indoctrinate the next generations as mindless pawns for their Liberal Socialist masters. In a fair world he would have been hanged many years ago.

  • tagalog

    Bill Ayers, author of “Public Enemy” and Weatherman bomber is shocked to be perceived as a public enemy?

    Well, as Dennis Prager says, when people talk like that, the quality and nature of their thinking becomes clearer and clearer.

  • Drakken

    I am absolutely surprised that Ayers has lived this long, he deserves nothing less than a good hanging for the traitor that he is.

    • BS77

      OHHHHH BOOOOOO HOOOOOO, the little pile of garbage Ayers is upset….oh the HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • phyllisjmurphy

      Supposedly a technicality got he and his equally insane wife relieved from serving anytime. Rich daddy CEO of Common Wealth Edison at the time no doubt got the darling Bonnie and Clyde gangsters off scot free and boom creates Frankenstein in Chicago!

  • Omar

    Of course Ayers is a public enemy. He is a disgrace to the American public for his past terrorism and his refusal to repudiate his past actions. In fact, why don’t I bet today that Ayers is probably a paid agent of Russia, Castrogonia (Cuban dissident and blogger Carlos Eire’s term for Communist Cuba), Iran, the Cuban Raj (my term for the Chavez/Maduro autocracy in Venezuela, since it is a colony and client state of the Castro dictatorship in Cuba) and other despotic regimes.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Now unlike Muslims that as opposed to being terrorists are instead jihadists, i.e, Mujahideen (holy warriors), fighting a holy war to subjugate all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through jihad (holy war) and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world, Bill Ayers, in stark contrast, is a terrorists.

  • UCSPanther

    When one chooses to become a modern day Guy Fawkes, they shouldn’t be surprised if half the populace despises them…

  • Jakareh

    If not for a liberal activist judge who threw out a mountain of evidence out of sympathy for him, Bill Ayers would be residing in a federal penitentiary to this day, as would his wife. The biggest lesson of all this is that the American judicial system requires a major overhaul. The Founding Fathers did not intend for judges to have tyrannical power.

  • Guy Fromage

    Darn. I was hoping at least one leftist rube of OFA drone had put up a post. There always seems to be one or two Ayers fanboys, much like the phenomenon surrounding Noam Chomsky.

    Never mind. I’m sure some idiot will come around in a week or so, and post the last word on a dead thread no one will ever read again. It happens here all the time.

  • Hunter

    Shocked?! His head should be lying in a compost heap somewhere, for starters.