There has been a lot of talk lately about Barack Obama’s connection to William Ayers, a former sixties radical who feels he “didn’t do enough” when he helped bomb the New York City Police Headquarters, the Capitol building, and the Pentagon.
Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, is a bona fide member of the Smarty-Pants Generation – those born while their dads were off taking the cliffs of Normandy, liberating the Philippines, and driving Hitler’s Wehrmacht back to Berlin one scorched inch at a time – many of whom would grew up to stomp on the American flag and embrace Ayers’ famous admonition, “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
Then, like Ayers, many of them became teachers and set about shaping tender young minds.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve seen many questionable choices when it comes to training our young. Examples of this abound in America’s schools, like last year’s sex and drugs seminar at Boulder High in Colorado.
Among the speakers was Joel Becker (“I’m going to encourage you to have sex, and I’m going to encourage you to use drugs appropriately…”), Andee Gerhardt (sex doesn’t have to be “about love” or even about a “long-term relationship; it feels the same both ways.”), and Antonio Sacre who shared with the captive students all kinds of things, like the first time he masturbated, the first time he had intercourse, and his first sexually transmitted disease.
And people complain about what Abu Zubaida endured at the hands of the CIA. I’m going to recommend adding the phone number for Amnesty International to PeeChee folders, next to the handy metric conversion chart and multiplication table.
Our educational system is rife with aging smarty-pants like Ayers with their deep and abiding contempt for their predecessors – gorillas and Neanderthals who had the gall to actually tell youngsters some things are wrong.
The founding fathers were okay, though. Those accommodating fellows who wrote the First Amendment just so Americans would have to pay Sacre to talk dirty to their kids.
The Greatest Generation sacrificed to preserve America for their children – a gift they assumed would passed on with pride and honor. How sad that many of them teach their children and your children the opposite.
And so now Ayers holds court in tony Hyde Park, teaching college and blessing the futures of upcoming liberal Chicago politicians.
I’m not worried that he influenced Obama, though. It took him twenty years to figure out that Jeremiah Wright doesn’t like America.