Deconstructing Bill Ayers

Jack Cashill
American Thinker

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…I knew the Rudds and Ayerses of the world too well.  I went to school and worked at summer camps with them.  In my experience, they were to a person smug, self-righteous, indulged, affluent, and more than a little insecure about their very softness.  By 1969 I knew that when the barricades went up, we would be on opposite sides.

My “we” included all the friends and family I had grown up with in Newark, New Jersey.  We were the children of cops (me), mailmen, plumbers, machinists, bartenders, cab drivers, house painters.  We didn’t romanticize poverty.  We were struggling to get out of it.  We didn’t celebrate black people.  We played basketball with them (or were them).  We didn’t denounce the American dream.  We pursued it.  In fact, everyone I have kept up with it has actually achieved it, including my cousin Mickey, who spent years thirteen through eighteen in “juvie” and who now lets me stay at his shore house.

What impressed me about Rudd that day were two things.  One was his failure to see the world as it actually existed, and the second was his willingness to make stuff up to justify the worldview he espoused.

In reading Bill Ayers’s new book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, I am reminded that Rudd’s pathology was endemic in Weather World.  A genuinely talented writer and a careful observer of the world (especially its menus), Ayers will never write a good book, however, until he commits to writing a truthful one.

As was true in his 2001 memoir Fugitive Days, Ayers deceives in ways big and small…



Read the entire article at American Thinker.


Related“Didn’t have enough interest”: Wisconsin library cancels Bill Ayers event

…The Madison Public Library Foundation canceled a planned meet and greet with Ayers for his new book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.” The event was scheduled for Thursday night and cost $25 per person.

The event came ahead of the Wisconsin Book Festival, where Ayers is selling his book.

“It was a meet and greet and we just didn’t have enough interest,” Jenni Collins, executive director of the Madison Public Library Foundation, told TheBlaze. “We had a free event later that night and it was very successful.”…

CAJ note: Madison, Wisconsin?! Well, Friends, where there’s life, there’s hope.

Update: The mirror image of Bill Ayers and a modern patriot.

…Bill Ayers is the epitome of the logic in None Dare Call It Treason. “Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Bill Ayers went on to a successful life as a college professor, and a profitable lecture tour after he retired. He helped launch the political career of Barack Hussein Obama, the communist who occupies our White House today, once a thought that was thoroughly debunked by the leftist news media but now Bill Ayers admits it was true. Just a minor detail he says. That is how brazenly frank they have become in acknowledging their success.

So now the images in the mirror have become reversed. The radical bombers who attacked our country have now assumed respectability in our society. And those moral, God-fearing, flag waving patriots, who do still cling to their guns and their bibles, who fought the radicals a long time ago and lost are about to become what their enemy once was. While my generation has grown too old to fight another war, I am almost 74, we tried to instill in our children and grandchildren the same love for freedom and liberty that our forefathers instilled in us. Hopefully, somewhere in America there is a younger, healthier generation that will see the path ahead and know now who the true enemy really is and be able to do what needs to be done….

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