Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, and Barack Obama. Any questions?

There's been a lot of crap emanating from the Obama camp that their object of worship's relationship with William Ayers was purely tangential and that there was no ideological component to it.

Also, some of Obama's less well-informed supporters have gone as far as to say that Ayers himself had changed since his bomb-planting days with the SDS.

Lack of information, thankfully, is easy to fix.

Ayers has been interviewed several times since his dad (the chairman of Consolidated Edison, New York City's public utility) got him off the bombing charges.

from the Webzine "Boing Boing":


"2001 profile of "Bill Ayers, unrepentant former Weather Underground revolutionary"

Posted by Mark Frauenfelder, April 21, 2008 3:06 PM | permalink

Now that former Weather Undergrounder Bill Ayers is back in the news, this 2001 Slate profile of him is worth reading. He comes off as an extremely unsavory character."

ayers news 2001 slate profile worth reading extremely unsavory character

"Much of what Ayers self-interestedly leaves out of his book is more personally embarrassing than illegal. Ayers takes care not to dwell on his own Establishment credentials. (His father was chairman of the energy company Commonwealth Edison, a fact Ayers conveys only by writing, "My dad worked for Edison.")

"Ayers omits any discussion of his famous 1970 statement, "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."

"He also omits any discussion of his wife Bernardine Dohrn's famous reaction to the Manson killings, as conveyed by journalist Peter Collier: "Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach! Wild!" (In a 1993 Chicago Magazine profile, Dohrn claimed, implausibly, that she'd been trying to convey that "Americans love to read about violence.")"

Now, this article originally ran in the Slate webzine, which is NOT a right-wing anything (nor is Boing Boing, for that matter). Ready for more?


"September 15, 2008

"So you think William Ayers, unrepentant terrorist, was just a casual acquaintance of Barack 'Saul-Alinsky-ite, Hussein Obama, ?

"Ace has posted a video that provides some damning facts about "Community Organizer Alinsky-ite" Barack Obama that show Obama citing a job given to him by the unrepentant terrorists, Bill Ayers - as a qualification for his election to the US Senate."


"In his post, Ace offers an interesting question that needs addressing: How did Obama's time on the Annenberg Challenge board go from being a key bullet-point in his resume -- by his own accounting -- to one the media refuses to even mention? Clearly, the answer lies in the political agendas of the liberal journalists that comprise the majority in the media."

"However, although the MSM choses to ignore it, what is crystal clear is that Barrack Obama is not only obviously proud of his "experience" as a community organizer but indeed has been involved with Ayers from the very beginning of his political career (it was through his work and association with William Ayers that Obama first began applying Alinsky's teachings through "community organizing and essentially buying votes"), but has learned the teachings of Marxist radical Saul Alinsky and knows how to practice them well. Even Saul Alinsky's son has said, "Obama learned his lesson well":

"[...] In Artful Dodger style, Barack Obama, plays down his mentorship with Communist author Saul Alinsky. But Alinsky's son, L. David Alinsky, credits Obama for "learning his lesson well" from the Communist guru."


Indeed, Alinsky Jr. who credits his late father for the success of last week's Democratic National Convention, may have done something that Obama's detractors couldn't: blown the cover on the presidential hopeful's communist leanings.

[...] "Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness," Alinsky Jr. wrote to the Globe. "It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well."

"I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."

"From FrontPageMagazine.com, we learn the objectives of a community organizer in the style of Alinsky:"

" In the Alinsky model, "organizing" is a euphemism for "revolution"-a wholesale revolution whose ultimate objective is the systematic acquisition of power by a purportedly oppressed segment of the population, and the radical transformation of America's social and economic structure. The goal is to foment enough public discontent, moral confusion, and outright chaos to spark the social upheaval that Marx, Engels, and Lenin predicted-a revolution whose foot soldiers view the status quo as fatally flawed and wholly unworthy of salvation. Thus, the theory goes, the people will settle for nothing less than that status quo's complete collapse-to be followed by the erection of an entirely new and different system upon its ruins. Toward that end, they will be apt to follow the lead of charismatic radical organizers who project an aura of confidence and vision, and who profess to clearly understand what types of societal "changes" are needed."


"In this brief intro to Saul Alinsky, narrated by the far left loon and Obama supporter, Alec Baldwin, we get a taste of the degree to which the communist teachings of Alinsky have influenced the Democratic Party, and particularly, Obama. Incredibly, they're actually proud of it."

And there it is. There's Ayers' lack of repentance for his bombings, the sick culture to which he and his wife STILL subscribe, there's the long association between Obama, Ayers, and their philosophical mentor, Saul Alinsky, who literally wrote the book on how to subvert democracies into Marxist dictatorships.

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