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Just as Senator Barack Obama has managed to divide the Democratic Party between the elites ( academics, Hollywood dilettantes, monies radicals,) and working Americans, Chicago Tribune's has deftly illustrated the moral dichotomy inherent to Progressive radical insulation in practice with his recent study of Obama's association with domestic terrorist Billy Ayers.
Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn attacked America through bombings and robberies in the 1960's and 1970's; went 'underground' with money from Mater and Pater; resurfaced; laundered their crimes through clout heavy Lawyers and morally bankrupt University Boards of Directors and now work their agenda within a politician's run at the White House:
Ayers' round trip—from a privileged childhood to the bomb-making wing of '60s radicalism and back up the social ladder—shows he got one thing right in his critique of America:
Whom you know is as important as what you know. Being to-the-manor born is all but a lifetime guarantee that doors will be opened.
Ayers' father, Thomas Ayers, was CEO of Commonwealth Edison as well as a trustee of Tribune Co. and chairman of the board of Northwestern University.
Ayers was raised in Glen Ellyn, played football at Lake Forest Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan. He joined the Weatherman faction of the Students for a Democratic Society movement, and in the 1970s went underground—"fleeing what the government winkingly calls justice," as he put it.
"My weapons were explosive words at first, slowly replaced by bombs," he wrote.
He broke Michigan Avenue shop windows during the Weathermen's 1969 "Days of Rage." He helped LSD guru Timothy Leary break out of prison, Ayers wrote in his memoir, and stockpiled stolen dynamite. Some exploded in a New York townhouse, killing members of what came to be known as the Weather Underground, including his girlfriend of that time. Other explosives were planted in government buildings, including the Defense Department's.
"We'd already bombed the Capitol, and we'd cased the White House," Ayers wrote. "The Pentagon was leg two of the trifecta."
In 1980, he resurfaced, accompanied by his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and two children born in their underground years. His life quickly returned to normal. Criminal charges were dropped because the government's evidence was tainted. He earned a doctorate in education at Columbia University and joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
After the heroic report on the Brahmin Bolsheviks Dorhn and Ayers by Tribune Researcher Brenda Killanski and the solidly independent John Kass,this is a great begining for the Chicago Tribune.
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