Thursday, February 28, 2008

Obama's Terror Bomber Pal Also Has the Hots for Chavez

Jonah Goldberg really broke open the dam Wednesday in his Los Angeles Times column on the relationship between Barack Obama and convicted terrorist bomber William Ayers.

So it should come as no surprise that a Marxist revolutionary like Ayers would be down with the La Revolucion!.

And I should thank Ayers for being stupid enough to keep this blogsite open for all to see, at least for now.

Anyway, I was checking through some of his sporadic posts and came across this gem, his November 2006 speech to the World Education Forum in Caracas.
I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position—and from that day until this I've thought of myself as a teacher, but I've also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you've been, whatever you've done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!
Granted, by today's Democrat Party standards, this is pretty much boilerplate blather.

It's also Marxist drivel, shrouded in the promise of some nebulous change.But wait, there's more.
Totalitarianism demands obedience and conformity, hierarchy, command and control. Royalty requires allegiance. Capitalism promotes racism and militarism – turning people into consumers, not citizens. Participatory democracy, by contrast, requires free people coming together voluntarily as equals who are capable of both self-realization and, at the same time, full participation in a shared political and economic life.
Uncle Joe would be proud of this guy.
Let those of us who are gathered here today read this poem as “The Teacher’s Obligation.” We, too, must move in and out of windows, we, too, must build a project of radical imagination and fundamental change. Venezuela is poised to offer the world a new model of education– a humanizing and revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and liberation. This World Education Forum provides us a unique opportunity to develop and share the lessons and challenges of this profound educational project that is the Bolivarian Revolution.

Viva Mission Sucre!
Viva Presidente Chavez!
Viva La Revolucion Bolivariana!
Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
Over to you, Barack.

It's bad enough he wrote proudly, as Goldberg notes on September 11, 2001, about his terrorist past. Five years later he offered this screed. It concludes thusly:
And here we are: international law shredded, torture defended, citizens rounded up and held without honoring their Constitutional rights, nationalism promoted relentlessly, disdain for human rights on the rise, militarism ascendant in all aspects of the culture, the mass media flat on its back, people nodding dully as we accede to an orange alert and march in orderly lines through security checkpoints and random searches, organized vote suppression and rampant fraud at the polls, mass incarceration of Black men, war without end, and on and on.

Five years after, we might stir ourselves to impeach the criminal heading up this cabal, we might prepare for the criminal trials these domestic hijackers deserve, and, at the very least, we might tell the truth in the public square and thereby contribute to building a mass movement for peace and justice.
Clearly, Ayers is out of his mind.

I know I'll hear the usual guilt by association bit. This doesn't imply Barack Obama supports this lunatic's vision.

But if he shares any of these insane beliefs, he's wholly unqualified to be President of the United States.

Obama needs to be thoroughly questioned about Ayers. I doubt the fawning media is up to the task.

Oh, and while they're at it, maybe they can ask Obama about Rashid Khalidi.

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