To roughly and depressingly paraphrase the old saying: Old unrepentant terrorists never die, nor do they even fade away; they just pass the torch of their nihilistic, anti-American dream to the next generation.
President Obama’s former associate Bill Ayers and his partner-in-crime Bernardine Dohrn, ex-leaders of the Weather Underground terrorist group, addressed a small group of the ragtag Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City last week. They dispensed the usual shrill, tired old leftist laments about AmeriKKKa being the modern equivalent of the militaristic city-state Sparta. After declaring the United States to be “a declining economic and political power” but “a virulent and expanding military power,” Dohrn complained:
Yes, in many ways, national security… it’s all the United States seems to have to offer. It isn’t jobs or healthcare or public education or public parks or public libraries, it’s security, security, security. So, we don’t want that kind of a future. Occupy doesn’t want that kind of a future. We want a future for the 99%.
Well, if it’s insecurity they want, Ayers’ protégé Obama is certainly moving things in that direction. Dohrn may have a valid point about our declining economic and political power, since Obama has steered us toward a post-American future of crushing debt and geopolitical impotence, as well as slashing the military budget. Insecurity indeed.
As for the kind of a future that the “Occupy” looters want, they have only a reality-challenged, Lennonesque fantasy of one and no clue how to build it. All they “know” for sure is that America is a racist, jackbooted, imperialistic, economically polarized police state, and that if they could just cancel all their student loan debt (which Dohrn ranted about), bring down the greedy 1% and redistribute that wealth “fairly,” then the country would finally be a beautiful utopia. Rather like Cuba.
The star-struck handful of protesters listened intently as Ayers picked up Dohrn’s baton and ran with it:
We are living in a militarized society. That, that, it’s clear what the message is from power. The message is that Occupy represents violence, and marginalization and insanity, when in reality it’s the 1% that represents violence, and insanity and militarism.
Besides this ludicrous concept that America is a militarized society and his class-war nonsense about the 1%, the evidence couldn’t be more overwhelming that the Occupy movement does represent anarchic violence and insanity in the form of a mob mentality. Ayers’ imaginary 99% does not suffer from “marginalization”; on the contrary, it is the Occupy movement that is hell-bent on violently marginalizing the so-called 1% out of existence: “Kill the rich,” their signs demand. “Eat the rich!” “Only the blood of the rich will stop Occupy!” These, along with “Kill your parents,” are exactly the same sentiments Ayers endorsed in his previous lifetime as a Weather Underground terrorist. Apparently becoming an influential university educator hasn’t mellowed his anti-capitalist nihilism.
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