A Terrorist in Our Midst
This morning, November 14th, controversial Bill Ayers appeared on Good Morning America. Bill Ayers is a renowned Chicago professor and domestic terrorist. That's right-he's a homegrown terrorist, co-founder of the group Weather Underground. The Weather Underground began in 1969 as a offshoot from the Students for a Democratic Society. The group was a group of violence, stating "There is no example of a peaceful road to fundamental social change." The group forced themselves to live in clusters, participated in weapons training, forced sexual rotation, and planned attacks on the wealthy (although they were raised in well-off families themselves).
The Weather Underground's "Four Days of Rage" were their first riots. Promising to bring destruction and violence to the streets of Chicago, the group had dismal support; four people were shot while 287 were arrested. They continued, however, on a reckless path of destruction. They bombed government buildings, including the Pentagon, and homes of public officials. In 1970, a pipe bomb accidentally detonated, killing three Weather Underground members, including Ayers girlfriend-this is portrayed in the movie "Across the Universe".
The FBI began to investigate the group, but was forced to drop the investigation due to legal issues. The group disbanded in 1976 and charges were dropped against Ayers and his wife, who both participated in bombings. Ayers, however, shows no remorse for his actions. He is quoted as saying that he does not regret his actions because the real atrocities were committed by our government in Vietnam.
There has been a lot of debate recently about Barrack Obama's associations with Ayers. That is a separate issue. This blog is meant to inform young Americans of a radical, anti-American man and his actions. I am appalled at how anyone could have so much hatred for anyone and for our country, and believe that violence is the path to peace.