by Angel Rodriguez
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
For every move the Government makes, there will be some people that are for it, and others that are against it. The beauty of our great nation is that we have the right to voice our opinion in support of, or against any particular topic. Although, one could argue that those rights are slowly dwindling; but that is the topic of another post entirely.
Back in the 1960’s the United States was fighting a war in Vietnam. As is always the case when it comes to war, many people were against this war. There were constant protests and many people joined those marches for peace. As with any movement, there were groups that took their opposition to the war a little too far. You even see them these days during the Occupy movements, May Day marches, and so on, the ones that incite violence, riots, destruction of public/private property and anarchy. We just saw this in Seattle.
Back in that era though, there was this man named William Ayers. Ayers was not only the member of a domestic terrorist group, but he eventually became the founder of his own group. The Weather Underground, is also known as the Weatherman, though they included women too. PC? Not!
This domestic terrorist group committed a series of bombings in the 1960’s and 1970’s. They bombed the NY police headquarters, the United States Capitol building and even the Pentagon! Not only that, they have also been suspected, though never officially charged, with a San Francisco Police Department Park station bombing that proved fatal for one police officer, Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell and injured more than eight other officers, some severely.
Given these facts and the amazingly long list of bomb attacks that this group carried out, I’d like to know not only why this man is free and walking amongst us law abiding citizens, but how did he go on to become an educator and even write a book about his actions? There have even been rumors that he and President Obama are friends! Oh, but he’s not the only one: his wife Bernadine Dohrn, who was obviously tied to the Weather Underground domestic terrorist group, was a law professor in this country!
These two individuals claim that they never killed anyone, but the fact of the matter is that the statement may be false. Furthermore the act of planting and setting off bombs in a public place should be viewed as attempted murder and terrorist activity to state the least. Yet these people are free and educating our future leaders. Writing books called The Fugitive Years. What the heck is wrong with people today?
It gets worse my friends: recently Kathy Boudin was appointed as an adjunct professor at the prestigious Columbia University. You probably won’t know who Kathy is based on her faculty bio though, it won’t show her storied past. But this woman was involved in the death of two police officers during the armed robbery of an armored truck.