For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Obama's Troubles Go Well Beyond Reverend Wright

Recently Barack Hussein Obama cut loose his pastor of over 20 years due to a belated recognition by Obama of some controversial statements made by Reverend Wright. At least that's what Obama wants us to think. The all too obvious reason for Obama ditching his mentor and long-time friend was due to his sinking in the polls against both Hillary Clinton and John McCain. But as long as Obama is interested in house-cleaning, there are other associations he may wish to abort.

One of these, Bill Ayers, a current University of Illinois-Chicago English professor and former member of terrorist organization Weather Underground (aka, Weathermen), said in an interview in Chicago Magazine that he had "no regrets" for belonging to such a violent outfit (Weather Underground, not U of I-Chicago). He was also quite happy to pose for the magazine stomping upon an American flag (picture shown here), while wearing on his backpack a button of abolitionist, John Brown.

And what is wrong with John Brown? Well, nothing if you admire him for his stand on abolishing slavery. But if, like Bill Ayers, you spent your youth helping to build bombs to use against your own country and told your fellow students to "kill (their) parents," one might assume you admire John Brown for his more violent side, ie., the Pottawatomie Massacre. That's when John Brown and his sons killed five pro-slavery southerners with broad swords, a sickeningly violent act and not all that justified considering the five weren't slave-owners.

Ayers still preaches Marxism and does so to American college students in both subtle and not so subtle ways. See his blog HERE. And in a recent article in the New York Times Ayers regretted not doing more to overthrow the US Government. Odd, considering he teaches at a state school. After he and his wife turned themselves in in 1980, the FBI botched the case and Ayers walked free while his "partner" plea-bargained her way to minor charges.

This from the Washington Post:

Both Obama and Ayers were members of the board of an anti-poverty group, the Woods Fund of Chicago, between 1999 and 2002. In addition, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama's re-election fund to the Illinois State Senate in April 2001, as reported here. They lived within a few blocks of each other in the trendy Hyde Park section of Chicago, and moved in the same liberal-progressive circles. (my bold)

Obama claims this is nothing more than guilt by association since Ayers' crimes occurred when Obama was only 8 years old. But since Ayers refuses to renounce the violent acts of his youth and claims they "didn't do enough," then he is obviously someone from which a presidential candidate should distance himself.

IBD has an editorial HERE that also shows a Marxist pattern showing up in many of Obama's friends, mentors, and acquaintances, proving that Obama is much too liberal and perhaps radical for the White House.


Paul said...

Matt, I was in law school with Bernardine Dohrn. She was a year or two behind me, but we had a few common classes. All I remember about her is that she was very pretty, had great legs, wore very short skirts, and was commonly denigrated by our law school profs for her shallowness and silliness in her class answers. We guys loved to see her walk into and out of class, but we loved it even more whem she was called on.

St. Blogustine said...


You should post that on the Ayers blog.