Progressive Academia Protects and Rewards Criminals

I have heard that Bezerkely University is going to vote on Pfc Manning being a hero for his theft of confidential U.S. government documents. Amazing, but this is not the first time progressive academia on college campuses have praised, protected, and rewarded known admitted criminals. Universities have sought out and provide employment to many ex-Weatherman who performed violent acts against Americans and against the American Government and the Military.
I think I am missing some explanation of why criminals like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are granted special hero status by leftist progressive college campuses and progressive organizations. Both received coveted teaching/professor positions at major universities. These radicals have executed violence against American citizens. They have admitted these crimes, and admitted they would do them again, or they should have done more, and still they walk free. Academia should be ashamed of it’s support for these two domestic terrorists.

Our friend Bill Ayers: (source credit to
The worst part about it is that Ayers (at whose house Barack Obama launched his campaign for state senate in 1995) has never expressed a shred of regret for any of it. He’s said that he wished he and his group had set more bombs.

7 October 1969 – Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, apparently as a “kickoff” for the “Days of Rage” riots in the city October 8–11, 1969. The Weathermen later claim credit for the bombing in their book, “Prairie Fire.” October-11, 1969 – The “Days of Rage” riots occur in Chicago in which 287 Weatherman members from throughout the country were arrested and a large amount of property damage was done.
6 December 1969 – Bombing of several Chicago Police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. The WUO stated in their book “Prairie Fire” that they had did the explosion.
27 December-31, 1969 – Weathermen hold a “War Council” meeting in Flint, MI, where they finalize their plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the “Weather Underground Organization” (WUO).
13 February 1970 – Bombing of several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department.
16 February 1970 – Bombing of Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen.
6 March 1970 – Bombing in the 13th Police District of the Detroit, Michigan. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During February and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are reported to be in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility.
6 March 1970 – “bomb factory” located in New York’s Greenwich Village accidentally explodes. WUO members Theodore die in t. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer’s dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION.
30 March 1970 – Chicago Police discover a WUO “bomb factory” on Chicago’s north side. A subsequent discovery of a WUO “weapons cache” in a south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city.
10 May 1970 – Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C..
21 May 1970 – The WUO under Bernardine Dohrn’s name releases its “Declaration of a State of War” communique.
6 June 1970 – The WUO sends a letter claiming credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice; however, no explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had apparently been dormant for some time.
9 June 1970 – Bombing of The New York City Police Headquarters.
27 July 1970 – Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco. [NYT, 7/27/70]
12 September 1970 – The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary, break out and escape from the California Men’s Colony prison.
8 October 1970 – Bombing of Marin County courthouse. [NYT, 8/10/70]
10 October 1970 – Bombing of Queens traffic-court building . [NYT, 10/10/70, p. 12]
14 October 1970 – Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs [NYT, 10/14/70, p. 30]
1 March 1971 – Bombing of The United States Capitol. ” [NYT, 3/2/71]
April, 1971 – abandoned WUO “bomb factory” discovered in San Francisco, California.
29 August, 1971 – Bombing of the Office of California Prisons. [LAT, 8/29/71]
17 September 1971 – Bombing of The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY [NYT, 9/18/71]
15 October 1971 – Bombing of William Bundy’s office in the MIT research center. [NYT, 10/16/71]
19 May 1972 – Bombing of The Pentagon . [NYT, 5/19/72]
18 May 1973 – Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York
28 September 1973 – Bombing of ITT headquarters in New York and Rome, Italy. [NYT, 9/28/73]
6 March 1974 – Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco
31 May 1974 – Bombing of The Office of the California Attorney General.
17 June 1974 – Bombing of Gulf Oil’s Pittsburgh headquarters .
11 September 1974 – Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation).
29 January 1975 – Bombing of the State Department in (AP. “State Department Rattled by Blast,” The Daily Times-News, January 29 1975, p.1)
16 June 1975 – Bombing of Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York.
September, 1975 – Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation.
October 20, 1981 – Brinks robbery in which several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, New York. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others were wounded.
1981 “Guilty as hel*. Free as a bird. America is a great country,” Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.
September 11, 2001 “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” Ayers is quoted in NYT article

Ayers should still be in prison. Instead, he’s been appearing at political events with Barack Obama.

Our friend Bernadine Dohrn: (source credit to
Barack Obama has often tried to shrug off his connections to Weather Underground bomb-setters William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn by saying that their crimes were committed when he was a small child, and that they’re changed people. Something he thinks makes it acceptable for him to campaign with them (he launched his campaign for the Illinois state senate from the married Ayers and Dohrn home) and fund raise with them (he served on the board of the Woods Foundation with Dohrn).
But the truth is that as late as September 11th, 2001 William Ayers was saying that he never regretted setting bombs in his radical past and wished he’d set more. And now we learn that Bernadine Dohrn was assisting in armed robberies, identity theft and murder as late as the 1980’s.

According to a 1982 New York Times report, Broadway Baby was implicated in an investigation of a series of violent armed robberies in New York—netting more than $2 million over a two-year span—committed by former Black Panthers and Weather Underground members in the early ’80s.
Their aim? Global revolution, naturally. They needed cash, but the rich white parents weren’t in a giving mood. So their privileged offspring grabbed guns, pointed them at the faces of the working man and, sometimes, they pulled the trigger.
At Broadway Baby, customers often paid by check and used driver’s licenses for identification. On Dec. 28, 1979, information from two customer files was used to apply for two driver’s licenses at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The fraudulent licenses were used to rent getaway cars for the gang.
Investigators tracked the identities on two licenses for the getaway cars. The names belonged to women who had shopped at Broadway Baby in December 1979. But they weren’t robbers.
And who was the manager of Broadway Baby during that period of the customer ID theft?
Dohrn, the future wife of Ayers, identified by investigators as taking customer information from one, and possibly both, of the women shoppers. Dohrn was never charged in that case.

Later Dohrn refused to cooperate with a grand jury investigation into the crimes committed by this gang she assisted and spent 7 months in jail on contempt charges.
Allah at Hot Air adds:

Only 14 years after these murders, Barack Obama went to the house of the apparent accomplice in these robberies and murders and asked for her support in his first political campaign. He sat on panels with Ayers in Chicago discussing politics and worked with him on the Woods Foundation board. This isn’t just some neighbor with whom he accidentally crossed paths; the Obamas sought out Ayers and Dohrn and maintained political ties with them at least through 2002.
Do we want to hear another verse of how Ayers and Dohrn somehow equate to Tom Coburn?

Again and again the Obama faithful in the media try to give Barack a pass for these associations, but as far as I’m concerned if you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. Throughout Obama’s political career he’s sought out the criminals Ayers and Dohrn for support and camaraderie and only broke ties with them in 2002 when it was time to start manufacturing his middle-of-the-road, “hope and change” persona for his national elections. Which begs the question: Who is the real Obama? The man who hangs out with the likes of Ayers and Dohrn or the man who is now on the political stump trying to tell us that his past with those people doesn’t matter.

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