Bill Ayers is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a conference in Toronto today, and was denied entry at the Canadian border, yesterday.
He tried to enter Canada in January of 2009, too, perhaps confident that his clout as a FOB (friend of Obama) would help get him through. Alas, it didn’t.
“I don’t know why I was turned back,” Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. “I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn’t going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting … If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn’t possibly be a threat to Canada.”…
Bill Ayers has put a lot of effort into rehabilitating his reputation over the years, but it’s hard for some people to forget the “Days of Rage”, bombings and cop killings of the sixties and seventies. Maybe, just maybe, Canadian authorities have read Ayer’ forgotten manifesto, Prairie Fire which lays out his plan to “seize power” in a violent communist takeover of the United States. The fact that to this day he’s unrepentant speaks volumes.
Canada wants no part of him:
For the record, Ayers was slated to deliver the keynote address to the Worldview Conference on Media and Higher Education. The group hosting the event, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), is not very pleased with that officials turned their Keynote speaker away, but Canadian Law clearly forbids entry into the country to persons involved:
“in criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime.”
The conference organizer and President of the OCUFA, Mark Langer, delivered the best quote related to the story as he compared an admitted terrorist bomber to America’s most successful Domestic Designer:
“I am disturbed by the apparent inconsistency in the enforcement of Canada’s border, in the past, we have admitted Martha Stewart, a convicted felon.”
As of this writing, Mr. Ayers has reportedly hired attorneys on both sides of the border between Canada and America, in hopes of breaking through the legal impasse in time to deliver tomorrow’s keynote address.
I don’t think anything Martha Stewart did can compare to what Larry Grathwohl, an FBI eyewitness informant who attended meetings of the Weather Underground, claimed Ayers was involved in back in the day. In the video, “No Place To Hide” , he described Ayers’ idea of “social justice”.
Lest we forget:
Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what’s going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, the North Vietnamese, the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re‑educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, “Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t re‑educate, that are die-hard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they’d have to eliminate 25 million people in these re‑education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.
Bill Ayers is our problem. No other country should be asked to abide the man’s noxious, “small c” communist views.