Thursday, October 9, 2008

Obama the Underground Weatherman

"...does anybody really know what time it is, does anybody really care." Obama cares,and he wants the election to happen tomorrow. Those lyrics from an old Chicago song were written in 1969 around the same time Bill Ayers was busy starting his very own home grown terrorist organization. The Weathermen were dedicated to bringing about societal change through violence. In 1970 they fire-bombed a New York Supreme Court Judge's home with his two small children inside. Later that year they bombed a New York City police station, and on May 19, 1972, Ho Chi Minh's birthday, the weathermen, now going by the name Weather Underground, detonated a bomb in a bathroom at the Pentagon.

John McCain, who was a POW in North Vietnam from 1968 to 1973 while Ayers and his buddies were out bombing American targets, wants Obama to shed some more light on his relationship with Ayers.Why Obama began the relationship is obvious, Ayers is regarded as royalty in liberal Chicago political circles. McCain wants Obama to explain how, when Ayers past is so well known, could Obama form such a relationship. Obama's anemic excuse of being only eight years old when Ayers was engaged in his terror campaign is using the same logic as saying it's OK to send your kids to see Dr. Mengele because those terrible things at Auschwitz happened a long time ago.

Mengele was always predisposed to sadism, the regime simply gave him the opportunity to commit those acts. Ayers and wife Bernardine Doerhn were predisposed to violence, the Vietnam War gave them the opportunity to commit their acts. When WWII ended in German defeat and Mengele fled to South America, he only stopped his vile behavior because he no longer had the support structure to commit them. When American involvement in Vietnam ended, Ayers and his fellow terrorists stopped their bombing campaign because their support structure of ardent radicals fractured and dried up, not because they experienced an epiphany and suddenly saw the error of their ways. On September 11, 2001, the NYT in a fawning interview with Bill Ayers printed this quote; "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."

Obama cares about time because he desperately wants to ride this out to the election without discussing his ties to Ayers. No one will believe that Obama was not aware of Ayers' past when he met him. They served on the board of the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago, and Ayers' hosted a meet and greet for Obama in his house in 1995. Clearly these two men had at least a working relationship, and Obama should come clean about why he formed this relationship with Ayers.

With the media firmly behind Obama, he probably has little to lose by admitting that although he was fully aware of Ayers' reprehensible past, he associated with him because it was advantageous to Obama's fledgling political career. Ayers is a radical rock star in Chicago, his father and brother have been active in the community for years, and all three are very well connected in the Chicago political machine. Of course Obama accepted their embrace, his refusal would have resulted in political suicide.

However Obama knows the dangers of admitting a relationship with Ayers even for political expediancy. Ayers saw something he liked in the young Obama, he helped his career and accepted him into his circle. That doesn't happen unless there are commonalities of thought, a sharing of ideals and attitudes. That's the truth Obama wants to hide.

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