In answer to an interviewer’s question about the white racist power structure, Ayers, replied:
“I mean, I think the people who practice white supremacy and who benefit from it are going to have to be stopped. And I think that’s a huge undertaking and I think it takes a revolution.”
It sorta fits in with the Derrick Bell, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright Marxist CRT world view that some would argue our current President shares.
But wait – “Bill Ayers was just someone from Obama’s neighborhood, with whom he occasionally crossed paths, and who did despicable things when Obama was only eight years old. Why does it matter what Bill Ayers says. That’s just guilt by association!”, the Media Matters/Fight the Smears/Attack Watch argument goes.
Because the American people would rightly reject a Presidential candidate who was close family friends with an unrepentant domestic terrorist, and “small c communist”.
Never mind the fact that his political career was launched in Bill Ayers’ living room. Never mind the fact that they served on two boards together, The Woods Fund, and The Annenberg Project (where they funneled money to radical, left wing projects)…Never mind the fact that it’s now almost beyond dispute that Ayers wrote Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father.
When was Obama ever “family friends” with the unrepentant terrorist?
Who ever said that?
In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.
Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, adds few new details about his relationship with Obama in the afterword to Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist. The book is being reissued this month.
“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends
But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.
Within 24 hours, Ayers was furiously back-peddling, adjusting his story to something more in line with what the Obama camp had been saying all year:
“I’m talking there about the fact that I became an issue unwittingly and unwillingly in the campaign and I decided that I didn’t want to answer any of it at that moment because it was such a profoundly dishonest narrative, but…I’m describing there, uh, how the blogosphere characterized the relationship. I would say…uh…really that we knew each other in a professional way, uh, again, on the same level as thousands of other people … uh, and I am a guy from around the neighborhood, incidentally.”
It must have been very painful for Ayers to have to disavow their friendship because he couldn’t resist that little jab at Obama, there – uh, and I am a guy from around the neighborhood, incidentally.” Which is exactly how his craven former friend had described their acquaintance to inquiring reporters.
I think we can all admit it, now, right? Bill and Bernardine were close enough to the Obamas that they were trusted to babysit the Obama girls.
After all, they hold the same poisonous, Marxist, revolutionary, CRT world view.
A blast from the past that has disturbing foreign policy implications we see panning out, today: Obama’s Stealth Socialism.