The unrepentant bomb-throwing terrorist is back on tour; hawking books, making speaking engagments, and appearing on MSM morning shows that will no doubt, treat him with kid gloves.
In his first television interview since he became the center of controversy in the presidential race, Chicago activist Williams Ayers breaks his silence in an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo on Friday’s “Good Morning America.”
Ayers, a leader of the ’60s radical group the Weathermen, became a political lightning rod because of past associations with President-elect Obama.
In his first exclusive interview, Ayers talks about the reissue of his 2001 memoir, “Fugitive Days,” and his journey from privileged youth to ’60s radical.
In case you’ve forgotten what Ayers is all about, here’s some excerpts from his 60s Weather Underground manifesto, “Prairie Fire”:
We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years. We are deeply affected by the historic events of our time in the struggle against U.S. imperialism.
Our intention is to disrupt the empire, to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside.
“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.”
This—violence, death, and white-hot rhetoric—is his past and Ayers insists he has no regrets. “I acted appropriately in the context of those times,” he says. But it’s hard to reconcile this quick-witted man with that revolutionary. Today Bill Ayers seems too happy to have ever been so angry.
After a bombing spree which included the Pentagon, The Capitol Building, Police stations, and the home of a New York State Supreme Court justice, he and his main partner in crime turned themselves in.
In 1980, Ayers and (Bernadine) Dohrn turned themselves in. …..By then they had had two children together, and the bombing conspiracy charge against the couple had been dismissed due to government misconduct. (A technicality)
Dohrn plea-bargained to charges of inciting to mob action and resisting police officers. She was sentenced to three years’ probation and a $1,500 fine. Ayers was not charged. Even then he showed a way with words: “Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,” he said.
”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Unremorseful, guilty, unpunished, and a friend of B. Hussein Obama.
What a country.