Skip to comments.Barack Obama’s review of William Ayers' book
Posted on 10/18/2008 8:21:55 PM PDT by Alouette
On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press. Heres a photo of how the review appeared in the Chicago Tribune:
Obamas review of Ayers book says, A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.
I had seen mentions of the existence of this review in a very few media outlets, including CNN, National Review, American Spectator, and a handful of others. But because the review was published before the Chicago Tribune began digitizing and archiving its articles online, there was no direct Web link to the review itself only citations of it. So, out of curiosity, I took it upon myself to visit a library in San Francisco, and using the librarys Lexis-Nexis access and its archive of microfilm versions of major newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, I finally tracked down a copy of the actual review itself.
(Excerpt) Read more at zombietime.com ...
O didn't exchange ideas with Ayers! Also, he was CEO of Annenberg with Ayers, the head of Operations, and they spent $100 million on educational reform projects, ----BUT they didn't exchange ideas. How can you spend millions on ed reform without exchanging ideas?
Or did he just say, "Yes Sir, Mr. Bill, I'll write those checks right now"?
How can a person even comment on such stupidity. I'm dumbfounded.
There's only one child, Chesa Boudin.
What's the evidence that Ayers and Dohrn raised Chesa Boudin as a muslim?
I think all three of them are atheists.
"a kind and just parent"
From Sept 11, 2001, New York Times article/interview with Obama associate and friend, William/Bill Ayers.
"Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as:
'Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at,' is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
New York Times, September 11, 2001:
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
Of the day he bombed the Pentagon, Ayers says, “Everything was absolutely ideal. ... The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”
On another occasion, Ayers stated: “There’s something about a good bomb Night after night, day after day, each majestic scene I witnessed was so terrible and so unexpected that no city would ever again stand innocently fixed in my mind. Big buildings and wide streets, cement and steel were no longer permanent. They, too, were fragile and destructible. A torch, a bomb, a strong enough wind, and they, too, would come undone or get knocked down.”
All told, Ayers and Weatherman were responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S. “I don’t regret setting bombs, said Ayers in 2001, “I feel we didn’t do enough.”
These people are communists.
Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!
"Imperialism. Im against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolutiona revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good must win.
We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.
Source: Bill Ayers' own website:
"a better world is both possible and necessary"
Looks to me like Bill Ayers stole (or borrowed) this phrase from Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Both the Weather Underground and RCP have roots in the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organization.
"The following is an excerpt from an historic talk by [Revolutionary Communist Party] Chairman Bob Avakian, soon to be available on video and DVD from Three Q Productions-REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About. This talk, delivered in 2003, followed by questions and answers, is a wide- ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics."
Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006
Interview with Bill Ayers:
"On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times"
This needs to be in breaking news, with copies sent to Hannity and Rush.
Yep. The review sounded like more Ayers prose. But still. Obama doesn’t know this dude?
Don’t think so.
Send this to Hannity!
Send this to the McCain campaign!
Must have been one of those fine VFR days when you could look to the left out the cockpit window as you cross the Hudson at West Point and see the Towers off in the distance.
“One of the BLA idiots, Nathan Burns, took the name Sekou Odinga. The muslim thug president of Kenya, and African travel partner of Obama and his supposedly first cousin is Raila Odinga. Odd.”
"In a January 2008 interview, Odinga asserted that he was the first cousin of American Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama through Senator Obama's father. However, Barack Obama's paternal uncle denied any direct relation to Odinga, stating "Odinga's mother came from this area, so it is normal for us to talk about cousins. But he is not a blood relative." Obama's father belonged to the same Luo tribe as Odinga. "
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