William Charles "Bill" Ayers was born December 26, 1944 in a suburb of Chicago. in the 1960's he became deeply involved in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The SDS Constitution describes the organization as:
Students for a Democratic Society is an association of young people on the left. It seeks to create a sustained community of educational and political concern: one bringing together liberals and radicals, activists and scholars, students and faculty.
But SDS did not go far enough for Ayers. By 1969, he had become a part of the Weather Underground, a violent offshoot of the SDS with the goal of overthrowing the US government and replacing it with a dictatorship of the proletariat, aka a Marxist regime.
Members of the Weather Underground claimed to be the real leaders of SDS. With little support from the local branches, SDS was soon dissolved.
Over the next five years, the Weatherman put their radical beliefs into motion.
- October 7, 1969- they blew up the Haymarket Police Memorial damaging surrounding buildings as well.
- October 9, 1969- Weathermen sponsor the Days of Rage.
- February 16, 1970- Bombed a San Fransisco police substation killing one officer and partially blinding another.
- February 21, 1970- Threw Molotov cocktails and the home of NY Supreme Court judge Murtagh.
- March 6, 1970- Blew up a Greenwich Village townhouse while preparing a bomb to be used at a Non-Commissioned Officer's dance. Three Weathermen were killed.
- June 9, 1970- Blew up NYC Police Headquarters.
- September 1970- Broke drug dealer Timothy Leary out of prison.
- October 1970- Ayers' future wife, Bernadine Dohrn added to the FBI 10 most wanted list.
- May 19, 1970- Bombed the Pentagon
Bernadine Dohrn also worked in the educational system for a time. In 1991 she went to work for Northwestern University School of Law- Interesting since the Illinois ethics committee turned her down for a license to practice law due to her criminal record.
Have Ayers and Dohrn apologized and repented for the actions of their youth? Quite the opposite. They think they didn't go far enough.
Coming soon: Ayres, Dohrn and their ties to the Obama's.