You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
– Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
That was the line that inspired Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers and Mark Rudd to drop out of society, go underground and launch a bombing and terror campaign against the United States of America.
In 1970, they signed the Weather Underground’s “Declaration of a State of War” on the U.S. government and clearly articulated their call for a worldwide communist revolution. The group committed at least 40 bombings between 1969 and 1975. The targets included the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the State Department, military bases, police stations and businesses.
Before going underground and just following the mass murders of actress Sharon Tate and others by disciples of Charles Manson, Dohrn had this to say: “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!” Dohrn went on to suggest her fellow radical, homicidal maniacs adopt a “fork” salute to greet one another.
Dohrn also publicly celebrated the group’s maiming of Chicago prosecutor Richard Elrod in the Chicago riots. In 1970, Ayers explained what the Weather Underground was all about: “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.”
On March 6, 1970, three members of the Weather Underground were killed when a bomb they were building exploded in a Greenwich Village townhouse. The device was made with dynamite wrapped in roofing nails to maximize casualties. The intended target of that bomb was a dance for non-commissioned officers at the Fort Dix Army base.
Dohrn is believed to be responsible for the bombing of a San Francisco police station in 1970 that killed one officer and injured two others.
After Ayers and Dohrn turned themselves in to authorities in 1980, they were never prosecuted for those crimes. Instead, they pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated battery and bail jumping, receiving probation.
Yet, there is no question they were bombers. In 2001, Ayers told the New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
I lived through all of this history and remember it well. In fact, in 1979, shortly before Dohrn and Ayers turned themselves in, I actually met them in New York. At the time, they were not using their real names. They were living under the pseudonyms Christine Louise Douglas and Anthony J. Lee.
In 1980, after they turned themselves in, I fully expected to be questioned by the FBI about my association with these dangerous revolutionaries who had broken every imaginable law – from assault to sedition to murder and mayhem. Shockingly, the FBI showed no interest.
I suspect that was because the fix was in. Ayers and Dohrn had powerful support from wealthy people, including Ayers’ father, Thomas, the head of Commonwealth Edison. He served on many influential boards including G.D. Searle, Chicago Pacific Corp., Zenith Corp., Northwest Industries, First National Bank of Chicago and the Tribune Company, owner of the Chicago Tribune.
In 1984, Dohrn was hired by the prestigious law firm Sidley Austin by Howard Trienens, a friend of Thomas Ayers. In 1991, Dohrn was hired by Northwestern University in Chicago as an adjunct professor of law. Trienens served on the board of trustees and Thomas Ayers was its chairman. Ayers today serves as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Why is all this history important?
Because Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn played a critical role in shaping the political career of Barack Hussein Obama.
When Obama first ran for Congress in 2000 – just eight years ago – he was questioned on a local TV news interview about what qualifications he had for the job.
“One of the criticisms that arises in connection with your candidacy is that you haven’t been in the (Illinois) Senate very long, the state Senate,” the interviewer said. “You have a limited track record in terms of time. What is your argument, based on the one term that you served in the Senate so far, that makes you prepared for the Congress?”
Obama replied: “I would argue, though, that my experience previous to elected office equips me for the job. You know, I have a background as an attorney. I’ve represented affordable housing organizations to build affordable housing, something that is a major issue in the district. I’ve chaired major philanthropic efforts in the city, like the Chicago Annenberg Challenge that gave $50 million to prop up school reform efforts throughout the city.”
And how did Obama become chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge?
Presumably, he was recruited by Bill Ayers who helped found it and served as co-chairman of the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, one of the two operational arms of the CAC.
So who provided Obama with the only executive experience he has ever had in his young life? Bill Ayers, unrepentant domestic terrorist, communist revolutionary, husband of Bernardine Dohrn, untouchable, spoiled rich kid.
Obama has never been forced to explain his association – and his debt – to Ayers and Dohrn. He claims he doesn’t know them well. He says they’re just some people he knows in his neighborhood.
Yet, he admits the best qualification he had to run for Congress (and lose) in 2000 was his job giving away money for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge – a job he got because he was plugged in to the connections of the two spoiled-brat communist revolutionaries.
By the way, thanks to the revelation by WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein that Mark Rudd now serves on “Progressive for Obama” along with other anarchists, communists and assorted socialists, we now know there are at least three leaders of the domestic terrorist group tied to the man who could be the next president.
I no longer expect my colleagues in the press to question Obama about any of this. They’ve shown they believe it is irrelevant to the question of who will become the next president of the United States. But now you know the truth. Help me spread it far and wide.