The later part of the 1960s was a turbulent time in American history. Anti-war riots were being held in cities all across the nation. Some say it was a time to promote peace, with the hippy and free love movements, but to others, it was the time of domestic terrorism and violence.
Ayers first rose to any form of prominence when he became head of the socialist organization, Students for a Democratic Society, in 1968. Note how communists regularly use the term Democratic as being synonymous with socialistic or communistic. Ayers SDS group in Detroit soon took on an air of militancy, becoming the Weather Underground in 1969.
A self-proclaimed communist, Ayers and his colleagues wanted to use the anti-Vietnam War riots as a disguise for the domestic terrorist actions they were about to launch on an unsuspecting America. The group plotted to set off bombs at the US Capitol Building, Pentagon and various police stations. Their first act of terrorism occurred in 1969 when Ayers and his fellow Weathermen planted a bomb that blew up a police memorial statue in Chicago. When the statue was rebuilt a year later, they blew it up again.
In 1970, Ayers girlfriend and two other members of the Weather Underground were killed while building a nail bomb in their Greenwich Village townhouse. The explosion caused Ayers to go underground, but did not thwart his terrorist activities. In 1970, he joined in the bombing of the New York City Police Department headquarters buildings. In 1971, he helped detonate a bomb at the US Capitol Building in Washington DC and the Pentagon in 1972.
The FBI filed charges against Ayers and other members of the Weather Underground. While in hiding, Ayers changed locations, names, jobs and identity. During that time, Ayers managed to get master’s degrees in early childhood education and eventually obtained a position as a college instructor. Eventually, he retired as a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education, where taught courses in social justice, children in trouble with the law, narrative and interpretive speech and urban educational reform.
Over the years, Ayers has written a number of books, including ones that recounted his terrorist activities where he admits to the bombings, planning violence and other illegal terrorist activities. It has been no secret that Bill Ayers and Barack Obama have been close friends ever since Obama was in college in Chicago. His communist philosophies and ideas are evident in the policies of Barack Obama.
With such a colorful background, Ayers has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Association of Teacher Educators annual convention in Atlanta. The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) website describes the organization as:
“The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post-secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent over 700 colleges and universities, over 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education.”
So an un-prosecuted, self-admitted domestic terrorist will be keynoting an address to hundreds of educators from across the land. Folks, this is what our public education system has become. People that should be jailed for multiple bombings and terrorist attacks are suddenly turned into someone to inspire those who will teach your kids. Think about it. Is that who you want your kids to learn from? Do want your kids to look up to a domestic terrorist? Worse yet, do you want your President being a close friend of such a terrorist and who does nothing to hold Ayers accountable for his actions?
This is another reason why it is so important for you to either homeschool your kids or to get them into a private school where you will know who is teaching them and what they are being taught.