I’m reading a great book now on the history of the far left terrorist groups in the 70s, including the Weather Underground. It’s called “Days of Rage.”
It’s a story about the way our higher education institutions are in the hands of anti-American radicals. In a normal planet, Kathy Boudin, Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dohrn do not get jobs at major universities. All three have gotten such positions, and all three were involved in campaigns of terrorist bombing, some aimed at killing people, and some of which successfully did so.
It’s also a story about how strange is the place that Obama came from. Hyde Park’s leftist scene is not normal to America. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn are not kingmakers in anywhere but a thoroughly strange university town that is totally out of step with the rest of America. But that’s why he did and why it’s so normal in Hyde Park.
There’s a final piece to the puzzle that explains his failure to support police and instead to encourage rioters in the wake of Ferguson. The “cops are oppressors of blacks” theme was the thread running through all of the main leftist groups of the 70s. Even the white groups–indeed, especially them–were all obsessed with Panthers and prisoners’ rights and fighting the man and hating the military and all the rest. They were bamboozled by articulate hucksters like George Jackson and Eldridge Cleaver. They spent their energies getting these schmucks released from prison, through organized breakouts and elite-fueled clemency campaigns. Obama comes from that same world, the far left, and its high regard for these crooks, where most Americans take the side of the cops when people are breaking things and hurting people. So, being of this stripe, he has governed in a diffident, uncertain, and anti-American way from the beginning, particularly on racial issues, because these are his roots, his core beliefs, the pure leftist themes which he worries about “selling out” from.
Anyway, it’s a good book, and it’s shocking how little the media has dug into these groups and Obama’s associations with them. Everyone made fun of Sara Palin when she said Obama was “palling around with terrorists,” but Dohrn and Ayers were major players in these small groups, and Obama began his campaign for Illinois legislature in their living room. They almost certainly were involved in the murder of a San Francisco cop, and yet these worthless people are still running free.
Is it any wonder our country feels like a country under enemy occupation? It’s being governed from the very top by self-declared communist, anti-American radicals.