William Ayers, Ever the Revolutionary

Think Obama knows about this?

……a look at Ayers’ whole life suggests he hasn’t changed much more than his tactics. He’s still the same radical he always was.

……he’s found a welcome embrace in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.

……He sits on the board of a Venezuelan government think tank called Miranda International Center, focused on bringing Cuba-style education to Venezuelan school children.

Recent polls show this turning of schools toward Marxist indoctrination terrifies average Venezuelans. Venezuelan dissidents also accuse Miranda of rewriting constitutions in South America to grant leftist leaders absolute power, with some saying Ayers had a role in 2007’s effort to give Chavez total power inside Venezuela.

It’s not surprising. Ayers’ violent methods may have influenced Chavez’s rise to power in 1998. Like Ayers’ terrorists, Chavez’s campaign began with Weather Underground-style hijackings of bank trucks. At the same time, captured computer documents show that Chavez took $150,000 from FARC while in prison.

Ayers’ Miranda biography calls him “leader of the revolutionary and anti-imperialist group The Weather Underground which initiated armed struggle against the government of the USA for more than 10 years from the heart of the empire.”

It continues: “Now, he’s a professor of education and executive researcher of the University of Illinois in Chicago. He’s developed courses around urban reform of schools, problems of capitalist education, and research. He is the author or editor of more than 11 books, including a memoir titled Fugitive Days on the struggle against the government of the United States.”

In other words, education isn’t the best credential for this supposedly distinguished professor — his terrorist past is.

It’s a good guess that his biography on the Miranda site was written by Ayers himself. Ayers’ Miranda peers are a soup of the international far left: a FARC apologist from Colombia, a Che-crazy UCLA professor named Peter McLaren, and activist Eva Golinger, who was closely tied to Philip Agee, the fugitive CIA traitor who died earlier this year in Havana.

Meanwhile, Ayers’ stepson Chesa Boudin has close Venezuelan ties, too. He identified himself as a foreign-policy adviser intern to Venezuela’s government in 2005. He had an office next to Chavez’s own in the presidential palace. Not surprising, since Boudin’s grandfather is Fidel Castro’s personal attorney, and his mother is jailed Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin. His family ties give him street cred to communists.


Obama must be the most clueless jackass on the planet if he doesn’t know the Marxist roots of one of his closest associates.

My bet is that he knows all too well.

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