On Thursday, Bill Ayers got into a Twitter war with an apparent former infantry officer. Here’s what it looked like:
Ayers, who has been lauded by Leftists including Barack Obama for decades, was in fact a terrorist. He was one of the founders of the Weather Underground, and participated in the bombings of the New York City Police Department headquarters, the U.S. Capitol, and the Pentagon. The group’s ideology: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.” Three of his friends were killed when a bomb Ayers designed went off during its production. That bomb, as Andy McCarthy points out, had been designed to murder U.S. soldiers. In 2001, Ayers stated, “I don’t regret setting bombs” and added, “I feel we didn’t do enough.”
But don’t worry — Ayers was just fighting for peace and justice.
In an era when every foible of the Trump administration is subject to dramatic misreporting by the media, it’s incredible to recall that Barack Obama’s open association with Ayers was deemed unworthy of serious discussion, gauche and somewhat taboo. Ayers still lurks around the fringes of the Left, and he’s well-respected in the halls of academia.