“Judge me by the people who surround me.”
– Barack Obama, 2008 Presidential campaign
How do you complete your “fundamental transformation” of America? Why, with a little help from your friends, of course. And Barack Obama’s Hyde Park friends, Marxist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, are more than willing to help a fellow traveller achieve their lifelong goal of overthrowing the government of the United States. In conjunction with the Obama administration’s EPA-managed faith-based initiative which partners government and religion to promote environmental and social justice, former Weatherman leaders Ayers and Dohrn will be Featured “Visionary Speakers” for the Seattle 2010 Green Festival, June 5-6, 2010. The Green Movement is shamelessly parading its ties and admiration for domestic terrorism and organized crime as Global Exchange and Green America launch a national campaign, Green Festivals, promoting,
“sustainability, ecological balance and social justice.”
Ayers, who will be speaking on the topic Trudge Toward Freedom: Movement-Making for Peace and Justice in the Long Haul, is described on the event’s website as a “distinguished professor” who has “written extensively about social justice, democracy and education.” Dohrn is flaunted as a writer and lecturer on “international human rights law, war and peace, racism and justice,” and highlighted as a,
”Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.”
“the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.”
”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.“
In 1970, Bernadine Dohrn released a tape from the Weather Underground threatening violence against civilians,
“Now we are everywhere. Next week families and tribes will attack the enemy around the country. We’re not just attacking targets. We’re bringing a pitiful, helpless target to its knees. Guard your planes. Guard your colleges. Guard your banks. Guard your children. Guard your doors.“
And according to Larry Grathwohl, an undercover operative assigned to investigate the group, the Weather Underground planned to “eliminate” 25 Million Americans, diehard capitalists who were unable to be reeducated in camps, if and when the group succeeded in overtaking the government.
Dohrn, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as ”the most dangerous woman in America” and ”la Pasionara of the Lunatic Left,” would later be sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which a Brink’s guard and two police officers were killed by fellow Weatherman Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. Ayers avoided conviction when the evidence against him turned out to be obtained through illegal wiretaps conducted by the FBI. He was, in his words, “Guilty as sin. Free as a bird”
How much, really, have Dohrn and Ayers changed since 1969? In their own words, very little. As late as September 11, 2001, Ayers told the NY Times,
”I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
In November 2007, Ayers and Dohrn spoke at a SDS reunion at MSU. Hear, in their own words, how they feel today about their actions then and now.
These are the faces of the Green Movement promoting social and environmental justice. Avowed Marxists who committed violent acts of terrorism as a means to overthrow the government of the United States. And they’re not only old friends of President Obama, they helped propel his political career.