In 1969, political activist Bill Ayers co-founded the self-professed communist group known as the Weather Underground or the Weathermen. They not only opposed the Vietnam War, but they opposed everything about the US government and advocated the bombing of public buildings which included the Pentagon, US Capitol Building and police stations around the nation. Ayers was personally involved in the 1970 bombing of the NYPD Headquarter, the 1971 bombing of the US Capitol Building and the 1972 bombing of the Pentagon. He was charged with a number of federal felonies.
Prior to his involvement with the Weathermen, Ayers got involved with a Detroit radical group known as the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). By 1968, Ayers became the leader of the Michigan communist group.
Have you ever noticed how many communist and socialist groups use the term ‘democratic’ to describe their ideology? They strive to establish a democracy instead of a republic. President James Madison described a democracy, saying:
“Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrant.”
Former Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) told a colleague one day what a democracy is:
“A democracy is run by a group of bureaucrats who assume the role of God and dispersing rights to the people and who believe that they are privileged and above the law that governs the common folk.”
Ayers early years were very anti-American, radical and violent. His actions were directly and indirectly responsible for the deaths of several people. Yet, the Michigan Historical Commission has decided to pay honor and tribute to Ayers and the Students for a Democratic Society with a historical marker at the site where they drafted their infamous communist manifesto known as the Port Huron Statement.
What was the Port Huron Statement? Victor Skinner with EAGnews.org writes:
“In a broad sense, the Port Huron Statement allegedly ‘articulated the fundamental problems of American society and laid out a radical vision for a better future’ through a ‘participatory democracy,’ according to InTheseTimes, which reflected on the manifesto on its 50th anniversary in 2012.”
“More specifically, the Statement sought to transform the Democratic Party into the ‘New Left’ by focusing on controlling the educational process, embracing communism, fighting racism, strengthening organized labor unions, and other tactics.”
“The manifesto reads, in part:”
“An imperative task for these publicly disinherited groups, then, is to demand a Democratic Party responsible to their interests. They must support Southern voter registration and Negro political candidates and demand that Democratic Party liberals do the same (in the last Congress, Dixiecrats split with Northern Democrats on 119 of 300 roll-calls, mostly on civil rights, area redevelopment and foreign aid bills; and breach was much larger than in the previous several sessions). Labor should begin a major drive in the South. In the North, reform clubs (either independent or Democratic) should be formed to run against big city regimes on such issues as peace, civil rights, and urban needs. Demonstrations should be held at every Congressional or convention seating of Dixiecrats. A massive research and publicity campaign should be initiated, showing to every housewife, doctor, professor, and worker the damage done to their interests every day a racist occupies a place in the Democratic Party. Where possible, the peace movement should challenge the ‘peace credentials’ of the otherwise-liberals by threatening or actually running candidates against them.”
So why would a Republican controlled state government honor Ayers and the Students for a Democratic Society with a historical marker? Rick Snyder, a Republican is governor and the Republicans have majority control of both the state House and Senate in Michigan and I cannot fathom why they would allow such an anti-American communist piece of trash to be honored in any way, especially with a historical marker.
Have our patriotic senses been so dulled by the constant exposure to the liberal left that we fail to see the harm in honoring communists that advocated the overthrow of our nation and took part in murderous bombings? It makes one want to weep in despair as our nation crumbles around us.