Deceptions of a Terrorist

UntitledBill Ayers’s latest “memoir,” Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, like all his writings, is not worth reading, except to keep up with the lies he is spreading.

Ayers, like his 1960s terrorist comrades, counts on the ignorance, gullibility, and tender emotions of the youth. Given the way the history of the 1960s is taught today, young people just might believe the Weatherman terrorist’s claims of being censored and persecuted, and a victim of a McCarthy-ite witch hunt.  He even likens himself to Galileo.

In the Bill Ayers ego, Galileo was right about the solar system, and Bill Ayers was right about the Vietnam War.  It was a genocidal war, and Bill Ayers represented the resistance.

In Ayers’ world, Sarah Palin and John McCain (a “war criminal” for having served in Vietnam) led the witch hunt against him during the 2008 presidential campaign. He claims that Sarah Palin’s supporters chanted “Kill him” in response to her charges that Obama was “palling around with a terrorist.” Ayers felt like

“Goldstein from George Orwell’s 1984—the public enemy projected onto a large screen in the ritual ‘two minutes hate’ scene when the faithful gathered in a frenzy of fear and loathing, chanting ‘Kill him!’”

This, of course, is false, but Ayers does not feel the need to provide evidence.

Ayers goes out of his way to try to diminish the late Larry Grathwohl, who employed strategies learned in Vietnam to survive infiltrating the Weather Underground. A suspected infiltrator had been beaten to within an inch of his life by the Weatherman terrorists.  Ayers calls Grathwohl, “a paid police informant who hung around SDS briefly back in the day,” but was “dragging himself out of retirement and rebooting his career as a right-wing warrior” in 2008, addressing St. Mary’s College, in a “nationally organized” campaign to “demonize and blacklist” Ayers.  Ayers alleges that Grathwohl spread a “double fiction”: that he had once been an “’FBI agent and that he had infiltrated the Weather Underground.  Neither was true.”

The facts: Grathwohl never claimed to be an FBI agent; he was an FBI informant. There is a public record and no denying that Grathwohl infiltrated the Weather Underground.  He testified before the U.S. Senate and several grand juries, and wrote a book about his experience.  Grathwohl talked to San Francisco police in 2009 about a statement Ayers made to him implicating Dohrn in the bombing death of Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell.  The case is still open.

Ayers claims that the police, whom he called pigs and tried to kill back in the day, are now his friends. Having cleared the record through a coffee shop conversation with Ayers, the Chicago cops have, according to Ayers, started a book club to discuss his memoir, Fugitive Days.

Ayers is particularly skilled at lying by omission and diversion.  He spends a considerable amount of space discussing his encounter with a blogger at the Ronald Reagan Airport in 2009, and “confessing” that he did indeed write Obama’s memoirs.  What he fails to mention, though, is his purpose for being in Washington, and it was to share the stage at an education conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Under Secretary Martha Kanter, and a representative from Achieve, the group that designed the federal Common Core standards.

In memoir #2, Ayers claims to have never participated in bombings — with bombs that were ever intended to harm or kill anyone. Richard Elrod, the city attorney paralyzed in the Days of Rage riot led by Ayers, is forgotten.  Instead, Ayers would have readers believe that he has been a fully committed teacher and family man, a liberated husband who brought his sons to meet wifey Bernardine Dohrn during her lunch hour.

This may fly for a fully indoctrinated college freshman, but those of us who slogged through Fugitive Days might see a contradiction, like when Ayers in several passages describes details about the days that bombs were set:

“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue.  The birds were singing.”

But then again Ayers is careful to say that this is a memoir, not a history.  And the opening line of Fugitive Days is “Memory is a motherf–ker.”

Bill Ayers, the trickster, taunts “catch me if you can,” as he prepares to schmooze the latest group at a public college or festival, crying censorship whenever anyone objects to student and tax funds being used to host a terrorist and quack professor.

Ayers sees himself as an “unlikely academic at a research university” (indeed), someone respected by the academic community, jetting from one public lecture, dissertation committee, teacher workshop, and academic conference, to another.  But then, beginning in 2008, Ayers complains that he was being disinvited as a result of pressure from right-wing zealots.

At the University of Wyoming he was disinvited in 2010 from giving two lectures, one pompously titled, “Trudge Toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action.”

Along came his heroine, student Meg Lanker (now Meg Lanker-Simons). Ayers presents her as “a fighter on every level”:

“I’m going to sue the university in federal court,” she told me during our first conversation.  “And I’m claiming that it’s my free speech that’s been violated—I have the right to speak to anyone I want to, and right now I want to speak to you.”  She was young and unafraid, smart and sassy, her dreams being rapidly made and used—no fear, no regret.  I liked her immediately.

It gets funnier, because Bill Ayers then writes, “Meg’s approach struck me as brilliant—students (and not I) were indeed the injured party.”

Someone forgot to mention, however, that the “young and unafraid, smart and sassy” Meg Lanker was charged with and admitted to making false threats of sexual assault against herself by posting a comment that said she would become a “good Republican b**tch” in retaliation for running her “liberal mouth.”  This was reported in the Laramie Boomerang on April 30, 2013.  It was reported again on May 3—five months before the release of Ayers’s book—in the pages of the Huffington PostFurthermore, this was another “hate” hoax that disturbed liberals like to promote, especially on college campuses.

Ayers quotes anonymous emails at length–with no proof that they were ever sent.  Alas, perhaps there is a commonality between the obviously disturbed Ms. Lanker-Simons and the professor.

Consider this purple passage about the Republican “thugs” who had prevented Ayers from spreading his goodness to University of Wyoming students:

We should stand together and refuse to accede to these kinds of pressures to demonize and mostly to suppress students’ right to freely engage in open dialogue.  After all, a public university is not the personal fiefdom or the political clubhouse of the governor, and donors can’t be permitted to call the shots when it comes to the content or conduct of academic matters.  We should not allow ourselves to collapse in fear if a howling mob gathers at the gates with flaming torches in hand; in fact, that’s when standing up and pushing back become absolutely necessary.  I wouldn’t force myself on the university, of course, but I felt that canceling would be terribly unfair to the faculty and students who had invited me, and would send a big message that bullying works.  It would be the equivalent of a book burning, and would be one more step down the slippery slope of giving up on the precious ideal of a free university in a free society. . . .

And on and on. You get the idea: Bill Ayers glorifies himself. It is up to those of us who know the truth to continue exposing the deceitful narrative on which his personal mythology has been built.

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  • antioli

    He is painfully aware that he has White Man’s Privilege and is over compensating to escape the wrath of the non white world.
    Would Sigmund Freud have like that bit of shrinkage ?

    • objectivefactsmatter


  • davarino

    Ayers is a fraud, thats all.

    • BS77

      Ayers is more than a fraud…he is a pile of garbage, re inventing himself as a heroic “victim” with revisionist writings in order to gain sympathy and credibility. Typical for the creep.

    • Drakken

      Ayers is a traitor, and should have been shot years ago along with his fat feminazi terrorist wife , how this POS is still breathing is beyond me.

  • DaCoachK

    This guy, like many of the boomer hippies, should have been bent over and shot in the back of the head. What a piece of lying left-wing filth.

  • solidspine

    He may need help, but have been listening to his dribble for 40 years, wish somebody would stuff his mouth with a sock.

  • tagalog

    Ayers should understand perfectly the alleged right-wing push to get him disinvited from speaking on college campuses. Saul Alinsky would understand such a tactic. It’s also a matter of free speech. I submit that it’s better to be disinvited than to actually arrive, as Ann Coulter and others have done, only to be heckled on a non-stop basis by “radicals,” and kept from speaking.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    I bought both of O’s books off the used table, for 1$ before he was elected, because I wanted to know who he was. I have never read anything put out by this piece of American Garbage. He was running around like a lunatic when I was a young adult, bombing people and stirring them up to riot. I remember what he contributed to America so I don’t need to read his tripe. The fact that he launched Obama’s political career should have been enough to disqualify Obama from ever running for any office higher than dog catcher.

    Unfortunately, in this country we praise the rebels and degrade the hero’s. My husband died in VN, I hated people like Ayres because they gave strength to the enemy my husband was fighting. I am not a violent person, but now when I see someone protesting those defending our country I get the a strong urge to plow through them with my car. The only thing that stops me is not wanting to lower myself to their level. Which is garbage on the roads. And yes they are the ones that continually squawk about the environment but when they visit the country they leave it with nothing but their trash.

    I would not spend a dime on buying this book, nor would I allow any of my children or grand children to do so. I watch constantly to see what kind of tripe he has infiltrated into the schools with his editing of educational materials. You need to guard your child’s brain like it was the most valuable possession you have. Do not let these terrorist have our youth. The should all be on trial for treason.

    • nomoretraitors

      I’d buy his book so I could go out and burn it

      • DB1954

        Don’t you dare give this pig any money. Not a dime.

    • ca1

      well said!

    • DB1954

      Ayers and his lovely wife Bernadine Dohrn should be on trial for the murder of San Francisco police sergeant, Brian V. McDonald, February, 1970.

  • Wild_Bird

    Totalitarianism is deeply embedded in the rotting, mutated DNA of Bill Ayers and his fellow travelers (like Barack Obama) on the Marxist Left.

  • PAthena

    When Bill Ayers retired from the Northwestern University School of Education he was denied the title of Professor Emeritus because one of the trustees, Chris Kennedy, one of the sons of Robert Kennedy, assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, objected. Bill Ayers had dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan, and Kennedy refused to grant Ayers the title because he had dedicated the book to the assassin of his father, Robert Kennedy.
    Why was Ayers even hired at Northwestern?
    Why was Barack Hussein Obama even nominated to be the President of the United States, associated as he was and is with Ayers?

    • nomoretraitors

      Read “Black Skin Privilige” available on this website

    • flyingtiger

      Ayers was hired at the University of Illinois in Chicago, better known as Circle campus. His family friends, the Daley family runs it, and that is how he got hired. His wifey, Dornn does something or another at Northwestern university.Since she is the more masculine one, that is why you were confused.

  • ca1

    omg…he never grew up! he’s a first class weirdo, i’ll give him that..

  • nomoretraitors

    When is this SOB going to contract pancreatic cancer?

    • Drakken

      Lead poisoning would be a more fitting end for that traitor.

      • nomoretraitors

        or maybe ebola

        • DB1954

          Drawn and quartered.

  • Chris Shugart

    Ayers must continue living in his dissident past. To do otherwise would be to acknowledge what a toe-the-line member of the current political establishment he’s become.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Interesting point because he’s not exactly thrilled with the “revolution” as “transformation.”

  • Kenneth Lee

    I would have appreciated you not using a photo of him wearing a Cubs jersey. Since Obama is a White Sox fan, you should have photoshopped one of those onto him.

  • tagalog

    I like the “Cuba” jersey he’s wearing in the photo. Too bad it doesn’t say “Cuba Libre.” But I guess that would be against his principles and personal disposition.

  • DB1954

    I can summarize Bill Ayers in two words: lying narcissist.