The fact that Senator Obama, and his campaign, ridicule the idea that he has had any association with Bill Ayers, making it seem of little significance--especially considering that Obama was only eight years old when Ayers, and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, were doing their dirty deeds--doesn't lessen the significance of it. No matter how much they insist that it was nothing more than a mere, working acquaintance of short duration, or that he's just a guy who lives in the same neighborhood, the fact remains that Bill Ayers was, and still is, a dangerous man, with a dangerous agenda, which is to change this country as we know it, if not directly, then by subversive measures, evidenced in his ideology, and in his teaching.
Yet, knowing the background of this man,, who remains unrepentant of his attempts to overthrow the government of this country, who says that he is sorry that he didn't do more, and tramples underneath his feet the American Flag, which is symbolic of freedom to us--there are still those who admire him, and his work, and have signed a petition saying as much. They are the educators in this country--the ones to whom we have entrusted to lead and to teach the youth of this nation. Here's a great in depth article about it:
As if that is not bad enough, Senator Barack Obama did, indeed, launch his Presidential Campaign in the living room of this very man, and no matter how loud the outcry that he was not, nor will ever be influenced by Ayers, it is a truth that a person usually associates with those with like minds, with common ideologies, which says a lot about Obama and his past, and present, associations.
I think it's interesting the different things that are posted on the door of Bill Ayer's office too. That's a picture of it, above.
"Just some of the items of interest in the collage of photos, posters and radical materials are: The Handbook of Social Justice In Education, a poster touting “social justice,” a decal for Centro Internacional Miranda, a pamphlet about fascism, a decal for the Communist Party, a picture of Che Guevara, a clipping which reads “made in Palestine,” a poster asking “School’s Out Are You? Queer teachers and allies are invited,” two posters about the Haymarket Riot, a picture of Malcolm X and an Amnesty International decal." More about that here.
Upon learning that he would not be prosecuted by the government for his part in the crimes commited as part of the terrorist group, Weathermen Undergrand, he said, “Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country." That was back in the eighties, when he escaped prosecution because of a technicality
In his book, "Fugitive Days." he writes, concerning whether or not he might use bombs against the U.S. in the future, "I can't imagine entirely dismissing the possibility."
Just in case you're wondering if his feelings have changed, in 2001 he said about this country, "It makes me want to puke."
And that says a lot about the man Bill Ayers.
Before going to the polls to vote for the next leader of our great nation, consider this old cliché: "Birds of a feather, flock together."