Bomber Bill Ayers’ College Tour


Image: Bill AyersBill Ayers has a new book coming out and is doing the lecture circuit on college campuses.  He was invited to speak on “Democracy and Education: Teaching for Liberation” at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois, on September 26, and on Tuesday, October 1, he will be speaking at Gettysburg College on “Queering Education.”

Some people remember Ayers’s real past and are objecting.  ECC alumni Robert and Barbara Haase, in a letter to the editor, wrote: “William Ayers’ viewpoint should not be included in the ‘variety of viewpoints’ in the marketplace of ideas you propose to expose. . . .”

They said that he deserved jail time for setting bombs at a time when their “friends and relatives in Vietnam [were] defending Ayers’ right to express his views without fear.  Some of them never made it home.  They were not there to defend anyone’s right to commit acts of terrorism.”

They are quoting an administrator who used the old saw of “variety of viewpoints” to justify inviting Ayers.

But college students, immersed in romanticized versions of 1960s history, will have little against which to challenge Ayers’s revised history. His new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, appears to be an attempt to wipe away charges against him in 2008 with a series of lies, lies that are evident from his own blog promoting the book:  “In the heat of the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama’s opponents were spinning a chilling narrative that cast him as an enigmatic figure with a group of shadowy associates, including a Black Nationalist preacher, a Palestinian professor, and an ‘unrepentant domestic terrorist.’ That imagined terrorist was Bill Ayers, a one-time leader of the Weather Underground. . . .”

He claims that he is “a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate.” His “‘shady past’” is actually “the story of an ardent antiwar activist.”

Is he really just an “ardent antiwar activist” demonized by the McCain campaign, as he claims?

Ayers himself in several passages in his earlier memoir Fugitive Days admits to participating in bombings.  He posed for the book’s publicity photo by standing on an American flag.

The Weather Underground’s 1974 manifesto Prairie Fire, stated, “We are a guerilla organization.  We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years,” and “Our intention is to disrupt the empire . . . to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside.”

In Fugitive Days, Ayers also describes hopes of a world communist revolution:

The world is in flames, we thought, the people of the world rising against the octopus of imperialism and cutting off its tentacles one by one.  It was a compelling image, apocalyptic: Cuba, one, Korea, two, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, Algeria, Ghana, and Viet Nam, of course, number eight, where the monster had overextended itself once and for all.  National liberation movements active in Chile, Panama, Argentina, Guatemala, the Philippines, Jamaica, South Africa, Mexico—dos, tres, muchos Viet Nams—had heated up and the world’s aggressive policemen were pinned down in Southeast Asia.  A pitiful, helpless giant.

The U.S. is the “pitiful, helpless giant” in the face of a communist world revolution.

None of that is mentioned in his blog, nor was it mentioned last February when he spoke at the Association of Teacher Educators conference.  Instead, he repeated lines from his nonsensical writings about education, like “We are finite beings plunging through infinite space,” and we are “world changers, one person at a time.” He advised fellow educators and graduate students on “how to survive till the revolution” by doing “anarchist calisthenics.” He had nothing to say about improving the performance of students in the “urban schools” for which he has trained teachers.

Colleges now are simply giving Ayers a forum to promote his upcoming book and his revisionist, self-glorifying history that was promoted to his college students, even on his syllabi. Consider this quotation from “Social Conflicts of the 1960s, Honors 201” for Spring semester 2006:

In 1965, just as the American catastrophe in Viet Nam was reaching full ignition, I was arrested along with 38 others for disrupting the normal operations of the Ann Arbor draft board, part of the bureaucratic machinery for sorting soldiers from civilians, the living from the dead, issuing we thought, warrants to kill and to die.

U.S. political leaders on this syllabus are described as having been “blind and arrogant and cocksure as they took over the failed French colonial mission.”  The U.S. enemy was “a poor peasant nation” that “refused their assigned role in Washington’s script . . . the National Liberation Front wouldn’t quit—they retreated when necessary, holed up underground as required, and reemerged suddenly to beat back the invaders.”

In a 19-page essay on the syllabus for a seminar called Conceptions of Teaching and Schooling (CIE 576), Ayers claimed that teachers are “cogs,” and students are “prisoners,” “compelled by the state to attend, handed a schedule, a uniform, and a rule book, sent to specific designated space of cell blocks, monitored constantly….”

The idea of schools as prisons was promoted by American communists in the 1930s.

The Weather Underground’s document “Bring the War Home” similarly stated, “Young people all over the country go to prisons that are called schools,” and “No longer will we tolerate ‘law and order’ backed up by soldiers in Vietnam and pigs [police] in the communities and schools.”

Now Bill Ayers’s own words, are being used in a K-12 curriculum put out by a non-profit called, ironically, “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” These supposed truth-tellers are mostly radicals, like Ayers, Medea Benjamin, and Howard Zinn.  Gettysburg College even used the original oil portrait of Ayers produced by the non-profit in its poster for their event.  Students in some schools today are reading such self-serving, heart-tugging prose by the bomb-setter, Bill Ayers: “I held tight to the romance that ordinary people have the capacity to eliminate the agony of exploitation and the intolerable suffering of the poor and the despised—to achieve justice in the public square and establish a beloved community.”

Has Bill Ayers changed his stripes?  Is he simply someone who was an antiwar activist, but then became a respectable professor, as he would like naïve students to believe?

Bill Ayers failed in bringing about a revolution with the terrorist organization Weatherman he co-founded, so he tried to do it through education and by lying to the most vulnerable.

This is not about free speech, as Ayers’s allies, like the administrators at Elgin Community College, would like to make it.

Bill Ayers has not changed a whit.

He is still as arrogant as Weatherman informant Larry Grathwohl described him and as anti-intellectual as David Horowitz described him.

He’s not even smart enough to disguise the ideas expressed from his days in the Weather Underground.  But given what they’re taught, students wouldn’t know this.

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  • BS77

    Ayers….what a pile of garbage. Right at home at the libtard colleges where losers like him are revered.

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      • Vstarrider1946

        Bill Ayers Social Security number?

    • Francis P

      The fact that he still living is a sad reflection on the effectiveness of the CIA.

  • Larry Larkin

    It’s a pity he didn’t resist arrest when the FBI caught him, it would have solved a lot of later problems.

    • tompro97

      Cowards always surrender – I have never understood why he is NOT still in federal prison for treason, etc. He and Kerry both should have been jailed for life in the 70′s and now they are made out to be heros by the Communist Leftists in America.

      • v

        The problem with calling people like them(Ayers and Kerry) communists is that they have both accumulated wealth from the same capitalist system they loathe. They are not true to Marx communists, they are corrupt charlatans and liars.

        • Boots

          Actually, like the socialists and communists, America’s hard left don’t have a problem with wealth… as long as they have it and they have the power to redistribute the wealth everyone else has accumulated.

          • pupsncats

            Simply put but completely accurate.

          • Kolobok42

            N.E.P. ring a bell? How about, “One step back to take two steps forward?” Lenin had no problem with engaging in capitalism to gain strength to continue the revolution. Why would they be different? Revolutionaries are not Puritans nor are the principled.

          • Boots

            Excellent observation although I don’t think the leftists accumulation of wealth to them is one step backward… and NEP (my apologies) doesn’t ring a bell. It’s that leftists are greedy like virtually everyone is and your last sentence captures their essence. Most liberals are principle challenged.

          • Fritz

            The NEP was Lenin’s “New Economic Policy” it was where they began allowing some small scale private enterprise again, like in shops. It was pretty evident, even in the early 1920s, that a communist economic system was never going to work by following the book. .That all went away again after Stalin poisoned Lenin and gradually worked his way into power by the late 1920s.

            The problem is that Marxist theory is based on redistribution, private property should be abolished, markets should be abolished, and the workers (state) should take over the means of production. But then it kind of tapers off and doesn’t really lay out how a Marxist based economy is supposed to function, other then by government edicts. Well
            Russia had a revolution in the spring of 1918, followed by a coup in
            October 1917, followed by a civil war that lasted until 1922, followed by a famine, not much to redistribute after all that.

          • Boots

            Thanks for the education on NEP. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          They don’t despise money or capitalism. It’s rhetoric to appeal to the lemmings. They want sovereignty over not just their own wealth but everyone else’s too. That’s not despising capitalism at all. They are all full of BS. Every communist that ever lived or breathed is full of it.

      • I can’t tell m name

        Why are you so hostile, angry and combative?

        • trangbang68

          Why are you a leftist booger eater?

          • I can’t tell m name

            You are, not me. Take your meds as prescribed.

      • Mr. P

        The people who say cowards always surrender are the same people who say Edward Snowden was a coward because he left the country. Right-wing, hate-fueled bile is ok, but could you please be consistent, at least? Ayers turned himself in because he realized that he was wrong – his idea of revolution wasn’t going to happen. Snowden left the country because he knew the government would do to him what it did to Manning.

  • SoCalMike

    Makes me sick Bill Bile Ayers feels safe in his skin.
    He belongs in jail or hanging and rotting as bird food from a yard arm.

    • DB1954

      I couldn’t even describe what I think he deserves.

    • I can’t tell m name

      You are a very angry and hostile person.

      • Hector Ruiz III

        There are many, many of us. Not among us are the people killed in NYC by his bombs. Too bad he wasn’t among them.

      • trangbang68

        And you’re a dope. What’s your point?

        • I can’t tell m name

          You are on dope, not me.

    • Fritz

      Given the rise in gun violence in the streets of Chicago, Billy boy’s luck may run out one day.

    • MLCBLOG

      He always was an arrogant person.

  • Paula-LiveFreeorDie

    Ayers invovlement with the Annenberg Challenge *reference: http://townhall.com/columnists/marygrabar/2013/05/15/bill-ayers-bringing-down-america-destroying-education-n1596641/page/full gives a fuller understanding of how influential he has been with the sturcturing of Common Core! There are many other good articles out there showing more evidence of this. He’s in tight with the “honorable” Sec. of Educ., Arne Duncan! These colleges are doing such a disservice to our youth. I’m all for exposing them to a “variety of ideas” however, the problem is, there is never a variety! It’s always one-sided!

    • pupsncats

      Since forced public education has existed, it has simply been the re-education camps designed by leftists to teach kids to turn against every principle and value of Western civilization.

      • Randelamerican

        Good grief. Many teachers including Mrs Momblog support common core in secondary school. If learning and knowledge is leftist then ignorance is the bastion of the right winger, willful ignorance at that.

        • pupsncats

          It appears your definition of learning and knowledge is leftwing indoctrination and brainwashing because that is what the public school system is. There is no learning or knowledge when kids are bombarded with political correctness, revisionist history, and subjected to another crackpot theory made up by people like Bill Ayers’ who dominate the “educational” institutions in this country.

          • Randelamerican

            I suppose one could call knowledge and career potential beyond the hourly wage a liberal idea. It certainly is a liberating idea. And as for revisionist history, David Barton and the Creationists are at work on that. Knowledge is always evolving and as new information comes to light, shouldn’t views or perspectives be reexamined? I consider myself pretty center in my views but you guys are far to the right. The public schools are steadily improving on average nationally the data shows, but it seems adults in America (especially the under educated) did not learn anything.

            The AP says:
            “Not only did Americans score poorly compared to many international competitors, the findings reinforced just how large the gap is between the nation’s high- and low-skilled workers and how hard it is to move ahead when your parents haven’t.
            In both reading and math, for example, those with college-educated parents did better than those whose parents did not complete high school.”

            Privatizing public education will only increase the divide.

          • pupsncats

            It really comes down to what the definition of an education means. Does it mean people are

  • Hank Rearden

    “Cuba, one, Korea, two, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, Algeria, Ghana, and Viet Nam…”

    hmmm….now THERE’S a list of winners!! Did they use the Ayers syllabus to get where they are?

    “In the heat of the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama’s opponents were spinning a chilling narrative that cast him as an enigmatic figure with a group of shadowy associates, including a Black Nationalist preacher, a Palestinian professor, and an ‘unrepentant domestic terrorist.’

    err….Bill, what exactly in that sentence is not true?

    Oh, and one more thing…what about the family fortune? How does that fit into the terrorist gig? Never occurred to you to give the money away to the struggle? That’s capitalist money, and you’ve been lounging in it all your life. So what does that make you?

    • Phil McMorrow

      The word “Whore” comes to mind.

    • Fritz

      It is interesting that he had both Angola and Algeria on that list, Angola was a former Portuguese colony, that had gained independence, that Cuba was attempting to turn into a colony much like it’s bigger brother the USSR had done with Poland. It was the South African military that put a stop to it because they were threatening to take over Namibia (South West Africa) which was a protectorate of South Africa since they threw the Germans out during WW2.
      Algeria was a former French colony, much like Vietnam, who had been given independence in the early 1960s. So I’m not exactly sure what struggle he was speaking of in that case but it was not against a European colonial power. Ghana was run by a dictator who was little more then a Soviet puppet, it was a former British colony up until the late 1950s and again I don’t know what this had to do with alleged “U.S Imperialism”.

      But this is no surprise coming from such a towering “intellectual giant” like Billy Ayers. Leader of a group so cowardly that they left bombs in public places, and so stupid that they managed to blow up their own bomb making factory. Not that I am a fan of them by any means but at least the Red Army Fraction in Germany had guile, they were not afraid to be shot or killed for their cause, Bill Ayers was and continues to be a spineless maggot that attempts to hide from his past.

  • davarino

    He doesnt make sense to us because he is a Sociopath

  • John Davidson

    As usual, an inciteful article written by Mary. Is this criminal really rehabilitated?

  • CowboyUp

    So who, if anyone, are they inviting to give the conservative viewpoint, in this “variety of viewpoints?” It’s a safe bet their idea of ‘variety’ is between Lenin, Trotsky, and Mao.
    Beyond that, will these hypothetical conservatives actually be allowed to speak, or will they be disrupted and shouted down by the ‘tolerant’, ‘inclusive’, and ‘diverse’ leftists? Hold them to their professed standards.

    • I can’t tell m name

      You are angry, hostile, combative, disrespectful.

      • Hector Ruiz III

        You are some kind of Nobel-worthy genius.

        • I can’t tell m name

          You are very rude, angry, hateful, and obsessed. You are insensitive towards the feelings of others. Your interest is not in learning, rather in attacking people in social websites because you can not do this in real life.

          • Drakken

            Go tell your mommy that the mean people hurt your feelings, I am sure she will get you a cookie and tell you how special you are.

          • UCSPanther

            Offended?

            I think Encyclopedia Dramatica’s “Offended? page is right for you…

          • trangbang68

            When did you find out you were gay?

          • I can’t tell m name

            You are, not me.

          • I can’t tell m name

            I am not. Are you?

      • Kolobok42

        And you are a one-note-singer, off key and tone deaf.

        • I can’t tell m name

          Thanks Kolobok42. You are a real joy, but if you a woman, I would not date you.

        • I can’t tell m name

          Repeat that, please, I did not hear you.

      • CowboyUp

        Me? I never started riots or blew up anything, like your hero bill ayers. Angry? No, I laugh at your DAs. hostile? Sure. Combative? Not unless lawless force is initiated against me. Disrespectful? Sure, to the absurd and despicable.and if someone wants respect, they need only be respectable.

        • I can’t tell m name

          I don’t even know who ‘Bill Ayers” is. Please tell me about him. Thanks again.

          • CowboyUp

            Tell us another one. I’m sure there’s an article on him around here somewhere…

          • I can’t tell m name

            Which article are you talking about? Speak louder, I can’t hear you, cowboy.

          • ColonelNeville

            Are you a natural nitwit or professional? zombietime com, thepeoplescube com, discoverthenetworks org, babalublog com, lookingattheleft com.

        • I can’t tell m name

          Make sure you take your meds.

          • CowboyUp

            I don’t need meds, but I see you’ve had yours.

          • I can’t tell m name

            Good. All FrontPage magazine subscribers need a lot of meds for aggression and delusions.

  • MidSouthMitch

    There is a day of reckoning coming to America, when the sleeping giant that is the true American people awakens and persons like Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, etc. will be brought to justice, along with those that have corrupted and destroyed our education system, justice system, etc. Justice eventually, always prevails.

  • Gator Wrestler

    Not only did Obama not distance himself from this criminal but he positively cozy upped and championed him. Even if Obama did something that I thought was OK I could never support it because of Ayers.

    • I can’t tell m name

      You are angry, hateful human being.

      • Hector Ruiz III

        You are a troll.

  • wayne bell

    Mr. Bill Ayers will never get away with erasing his past. Here is Mr. Ayers as displayed in his true self as a Terrorist along with terror thugs just like him.
    hame on Him.

    http://www.coloringbook.com/9-11-terrorists-coloring-books.aspx

    • DB1954

      Look at little billy. He looks like, “oh hurry up and get this over with. I’m so bored with this hassle you cops are putting me through.” Spoiled little rich boy, pos. Cops should have taken Ayers out for a serious attitude adjustment.

    • Fritz

      Ayers is a suburban communist, he’s an overgrown teenage white boy that got it into his head, after reading propaganda about the exploits of Fidel Castro in his father’s basement, that it would be a cool thing to become a Marxist revolutionary. He is an out in out dumb ass, even by the standards of the 1960s new left. It truly surprises me that he has not been sued successfully for wrongful death, something where the FBI botching the case would not help him in court since he has openly boasted about being the mastermind behind several bomb plots.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    I contrasted the older progressive movement with the changes that Bill Ayer’s nihilism wrought on the movement here: http://clarespark.com/2012/05/15/progressive-uplift-vs-new-left-nihilism/. “Progressive uplift vs. New Left nihilism.” PRAIRIE FIRE is such an abomination that it is unreadable. The ravings of hysterics.

    • DB1954

      I once looked at the book, PRAIRIE FIRE, at the local university library. Sure enough, among those to whom Bomber Bill dedicated the book was “Sirhan Sirhan.” Yeah, sweet guy that Sirhan Sirhan, RFK’s murderer. Wasn’t RFK running on a platform to end the war in Vietnam? When confronted with the book dedication in Prairie Fire, Ayers denied that it was dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan. To paraphrase Al Sharpton, ‘lie we much’?

  • ziggy zoggy

    His mouth looks like a vagina. Disgusting old queen.

    • DB1954

      Ayers & Dohrn = disgusting, revolting, lying pigs

    • I can’t tell m name

      You are angry, hostile human being. You wouldn’t speak like that if you faced someone on the street, would you?

      • Hector Ruiz III

        You are a troll. You don’t have to face someone on the street because you never leave your Mother’s teats.

        • I can’t tell m name

          Good to hear from you Hector. You are a real joy, but if you were a woman I would never date you.

        • I can’t tell m name

          My mother is in heaven and has no teats. Do you have teats?

  • John K. Wilson

    Mary Grabar, are you arguing that Ayers should be banned from speaking at any colleges because of his past support for violence?

    • pupsncats

      His past support for violence? Words are as powerful as machine guns and bombs. He still supports violence against truth which is more powerful than machine guns or bombs.

      • John K. Wilson

        You justify censorship with a false analogy. Words are not like guns (which would you rather have pointed at you?). If anyone alleged to commit “violence against truth” can be banned from speaking, then who would we trust to be the censor-in-chief?

        • Guy Fromage

          I must have missed the part where the author was arguing in favor of censorship. Refusing to provide a forum, much less remuneration, for speaking, is not censorship.

          Also, there is a substantial difference between “past support for violence,” as you inaccurately characterize Ayers’ position, and “support for past violence.” He defends, and does not renounce, his actions.

          • I can’t tell m name

            You sound like the average hater on the street.

          • Guy Fromage

            Please elaborate. Who, specifically, do I hate?

          • I can’t tell m name

            I don’t really remember which posting we are talking about

          • I can’t tell m name

            You hate yourself far and foremost.

          • Guy Fromage

            You don’t even know who I am, so #fail.

          • I can’t tell m name

            I don’t know your face but I know one thing: You let strangers get under your skin, that’s very obvious. This forum is meant to be for fun, a good mental exercise and a means to polish your writing skills. The writings must be brief, to the point and devoid of any emotion.

          • Guy Fromage

            So, you are the forum admin then?

            BTW, your post violates your own rules, so #failsquared.

          • I can’t tell m name

            You are so sweet. I love cookies. If you become my Mommy, I will be your daddy and we can both play with our baby dolls.

          • Guy Fromage

            Yes, I had the impression your posting here was somewhat fetishistic. Thank for confirming this suspicion.

          • I can’t tell m name

            fromage=fetish=cheese=You.

          • Guy Fromage

            Stop fetishizing.

          • I can’t tell m name

            guy=pipe in your mouth=oral fetish.

          • Guy Fromage

            You = unmentionable fetish

          • I can’t tell m name

            You=fromage=cheese=French wine=you smoke pipe=good mouth piece=loose talk=never ending=fetish=foot lover.

          • Guy Fromage

            No matter how many time you change your name,

            You = whining fetishizer

          • I can’t tell m name

            Maybe, but you are a genocidal maniac like the fellow who said the following:

          • Guy Fromage

            See above

          • I can’t tell m name

            “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” – Israeli prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parliament] quoted by Amnon Kapeliouk, “Begin and the Beasts,” New Statesman, June 25, 1982

          • Guy Fromage
          • I can’t tell m name

            I know who you are: An insane hateful, racist pig like the guy who said the following regarding Jews been the present day Aryan race. Here it goes:
            “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” – Israeli prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parliament] quoted by Amnon Kapeliouk, “Begin and the Beasts,” New Statesman, June 25, 1982

          • Guy Fromage
          • I can’t tell m name

            It’s all over the internet. Is the following complete crap?
            No, you are a pig and always you’ll be like Eitan:
            Rafael Eitan in July 1999:
            ” The mastermind of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, he was quoted the following year as saying, “When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle” (AFP Photo-Avichai Nitzan).

          • Guy Fromage

            It’s may be all over the internet, but if it is, it is because insane antisemitic nutters like yourself are all over the internet.

            Quit with the antisemitic fetishism and do something productive, like juggling chainsaws, or poking rabies-infected gorillas with a stick.

          • I can’t tell m name

            “fromage” means cheese in French and “Guy” is also French. Do you like French wine?

          • Guy Fromage

            Not as much as you like whine.

          • I can’t tell m name

            You mean “wine”, not ‘whine”.

          • Guy Fromage

            No, “you” means “whine.”

          • I can’t tell m name

            Guy=boy; Pipe=Fromage; Fromage=Cheese=You=Guy=Mouth=Pipe=Guy=Fromage=Wine=French=Europe=Air-France=Cheese and Wine=French restaurant.

          • Guy Fromage

            You=whine

          • I can’t tell m name

            Fromage=cheese.

          • Guy Fromage

            You=whine.

          • I can’t tell m name

            You=cheese.

        • ziggy zoggy

          Ayers should absolutely be banned from speaking at any college. Only a worthless POS would argue otherwise.

        • DB1954

          Censorship? I hope you don’t mean that his 1st Amendment rights would be violated if a college or university denied him permission to speak on its campus. The 1st Amendment says that the government may not make speech criminal, i.e., the government may not enact a law making it a criminal act to speak. In Ayers’ case, a university that merely denies him permission to speak is not proposing to send Ayers to prison for speaking. Censorship? Some censorship is good. For example, if the FBI believes that someone and his wife participated directly in homicidal violence, I don’t think I’d care a whole lot that a university denied them permission to spread their hate messages to students.
          By the way, if that avatar-pic is your image, why are you laughing? Do you think that murder and terrorism is a laughing matter?

        • cheechakos

          Getting a book published is censorship?
          The man said up to 25 million Americans may need to be killed in his revolution.
          Is advocating mass murder appropriate speech?

        • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

          Ignorant question. He was not an “advocate” for violence; he committed bombings. Before getting on you soapbox, know something.

          This sort of puffery works better when it is based on facts, fyi.

        • pupsncats

          I said nothing about censorship. I responded to your post asking Mary if Ayers should be banned from speaking because of his past support for violence and responded that he still supports violence.

          Words can be and have been more deadly than guns as history proves with the words people such as Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao used to incite hatred and violence, not to mention current day Islamists.

    • DB1954

      According to the FBI, Ayers didn’t just support violence; he participated in it. I would gladly argue that Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, should both be banned anywhere and everywhere they plan to speak. Dohrn was denied a license to practice law in New York because of her involvement in the Weather Underground’s violence. Why can’t a case be made that they should not be permitted to speak since both have admitted direct participation in seriously criminal acts of violence, although neither has admitted to at least one homicide that allegedly resulted from Weather Underground’s activities?

    • Phil McMorrow

      Ask the widows and orphans his organization created with their past “support” of violence.

    • Fritz

      Billy Ayers and his worthless wife are banned from entering Canada because he is a self confessed terrorist. They are also probably banned from several other countries as well for much the same reasons.

    • M2

      Always decrying how “innocent” those on the Left are, even ones with terrorist past especially. Bet you won’t say the same thing if Ayers were an abortion doctor killer doing a college tour.

  • pupsncats

    Ayers views are not only the views of the majority of academia, but the views of the Democratic (sic) Party, and all of the leftwing radicals in the world.

    He was right saying: “Young people all over the country go to prisons that are called schools” where the schools are run by the terrorists of the left whose purpose is to brainwash and manipulate the minds of the young to think like him.

  • Drakken

    How this communist terrorist has been able to live this long without getting lead poisoning is beyond me?

    • I can’t tell m name

      You are advocating violence and murder.

      • UCSPanther

        Obvious troll is obvious…

      • M2

        Saying nothing of Ayers’ past, Ayers and the Weather Underground planted bombs, bombs do hurt and kill people but you won’t protest them bombing.

      • Drakken

        Ahhh well aren’t you special!

  • tanstaafl

    Perhaps Ayers could get a new job as a bomb disposal expert. He’s always wanted to make a big noise…….

    • Maxie

      Ayers was a draft-dodging coward who seduced young women and taught them how to make and deploy the bombs they made. Read about Ayers misguided girlfriend Diana Oughton who blew herself to shreds making nail bombs at Ayers direction (he was safely elsewhere). He was, is, and always will be, total narcissistic scum.

  • Hector Ruiz III

    I hope he comes near my hometown. I’d love to attend one of his events and get up close and personal with this POS.

  • physicsnut

    how about these commies – their influence still abounds.
    want something to worry about ? check this – from NY Times and Drudge
    QUOTE
    N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens
    By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS
    Published: September 28, 2013 84 Comments

    WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials.
    END QUOTE

    why worry ? Because it is just the sort of thing the CHEKA did in the soviet union, and what the STASI did – all in order to detect any groups that might get in their way. Back then they just rounded up everyone you associated with and sent them to siberia – or to the Lubyanka.

  • MLCBLOG

    I remember the little putz from my activist days. I personally asked him why he was leaving Berkeley when we were making so much headway (I obviously have done a 180!! and if there were a further point I’d go there!) and he said he had an opportunity to work in education in Chicago where he felt he could be even more effective. I did not know at that time of the serious nature of his cop-killing bombing, though I must admit I was a naive person a bit thrilled with the underground nature of it all and the supposed glamor of activism. Rebellion has its allure.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Bill Ayers wrote a book titled “Prairie Fire” and dedicated it to “revolutionaries” like the assassin of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

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

    Bill Ayers a a FASCIST.

  • AdinaF

    Okay now, here’s the deal: Obama Inc., in tandem with radical academia, is of piece with the destruction of America. In fact, Billy boy Ayers, an unrepentant domestic terrorist, is not just plying his wares on America’s college campuses. Not at all.

    Consider the following book review, one which I penned for American Thinker, as merely a prelude to the ultimate plan: ‘Bringing Down America: A Review’ gives more than clue. It tells the deadly tale.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Dan Nowotarski

    I never understood the liberals love for the many savage murdering Tyrants & Terrorists. – God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.

    • Guy Fromage

      The short answer, is the things we call “liberals” today, are anything but. They are fascists, and fascists, by definition, are tyrant enthusiasts.

  • trangbang68

    What is “Queering Education”? Did Bernadine the Witch leave him for Kathy Boudin or some other old commie hag?

  • I can’t tell m name

    Who reads the FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE? Crazy people, fanatics, extremists, neo-cons, racists, anti-Obama and the list goes on. Scums of the earth mad dogs.

  • ronj1955

    why isn’t it about free speech? Colleges invite Horowitz to give his hate-filled view of the world. Why not Ayers, whose view is considerably more nuanced? Free speech is for everybody, not just the people one agrees with.

  • halojumper

    He should be rotting in prispn. I believe he would bomb again if he could get away with it. He’s delusional thinking that all of America wants what he wants, just another Fidel.