Bill Ayers Blogs
Okay, so everybody's got a blog
Day in and day out I go about my business, I hang out with my kids and my grandchildren, take care of the elders, I go to work, I teach and I write, I organize and I participate in the never-ending effort to build a powerful movement for peace and social justice; now and then (and unpredictably) I appear in the newspapers or on TV with a reference to my book Fugitive Days, a memoir of the revolutionary action and militant resistance to the Viet Nam War—the years of miracle and wonder—and some fantastic assertions about what I did, what I said, and what I believe. The other night, for example, I heard Sean Hannity tell Senator John McCain that I was an unrepentant terrorist who had written an article on September 11, 2001 extolling bombings against the U.S., and even advocating more terrorist bombs. Senator McCain couldn’t believe it, and neither could I.
Yeah, the only thing he repented was that he didn't do more, as he said at the time. Ayers is not one of the really bad people from the early 1970s, but he's on the borderline. The Weatherman/Weather Underground group plotted murder but only succeeded in killing a few of their own. Several of their graduates went on to do really nasty things, like the Nyack bank robbery, for which Ayers cannot be blamed as he had already turned himself in.
Still, a bad person, and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, is even worse. I can understand why a Democratic candidate for the Illinois senate might find their endorsement useful. But it is ridiculous that such a candidate would find himself in the lead for the nomination of his party.