“His crazy means were dictating even crazier ends,” writes Charles Lane about The Unreal Bill Ayers and Ayer’s claims that he’s the victim of a “profoundly dishonest drama” where he was called an “unrepentant terrorist”: Long-time readers of this blog know that Ayers was a terrorist, and came up with the line, “Guilty as sin, free as a bird”. To review, here’s Andy McCarthey blowing the lid off the “We Were Just Trying To Do Property Damage” Lie, and my friend Paul’s video, Dig It,
Like any good Communist, Ayers loves to parse the meaning of his actions,
His refutation of the “terrorist” charge relies, ironically, on the U.S. government’s definition: “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” “We did not do that,” Ayers insisted.
To some, the U.S. Capitol, a Weather Underground target, might qualify as “non-combatant.” But Ayers said it was fair game: The U.S. invasion of Laos and Cambodia made it “a symbol of empire.”
Ayers has been singing this tune for years. In a 1976 tract, he called for “revolutionary violence,” as long as it was “humane.” By then the war was over, and his goal was “to build communist organization toward the stage where armed struggle becomes a mass phenomenon led by a Marxist-Leninist party: a revolutionary stage.” His crazy means were dictating even crazier ends.
And like any good capitalist, he’s got a book to sell… in addition to “a mispent youth to rationalize.”
American Power is right on the money:
The rehabilitation of William Ayers, the ’60s terrorist who wishes he’d done more, reflects one of the most fundamental shifts in American culture toward relativism and the rejection of moral truth.
If you want to buy Ayer’s book, fine by me – it’s a free country and you can buy what you best please – but I won’t be linking to it.
UPDATE, Friday 12 December
to ayers; v., to expose someone as a self-aggrandizing obfuscatory euphemist in matters pertaining to that person’s own past.