America doesn't just wake up one day on the verge of electing a dangerous radical like Barack Obama, any more than a sound house suddenly collapses from termites. The insects need to have been eating away in the darkness for some time, gradually weakening the structure — as they have been doing to our country. Academia's acceptance of Obama's mentor Bill Ayers gives an indication of how deep the damage goes.
No one — least of all Ayers — denies he is a communist, in the mold of the totalitarian monsters who killed 100 million of their own people in the past century. In their own manifesto Prairie Fire, Ayers and friends boast of the following crimes:
The objective was clear: to overthrow the American government and replace it with a communist regime. Ayers's ideology had not changed as he groomed Barack Obama for political office.
If they are able to bring about a Soviet-style regime, they will have no problem recruiting apparatchiks from among Ayers's academic colleagues, many of whom have recently signed a petition in support of this sociopathic communist terrorist.
Unsurprisingly, the petition was signed by Obama's frequent dinner companion, Rashid Khalidi, who used to direct the PLO's press agency, but now teaches Anti-Zionist Studies at moonbat-infested Columbia. Another predictable signatory is Ward Churchill, who openly sided with the 9/11 terrorists, calling those they murdered at the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns." But thousands of others have signed.
The petition dismisses Ayers's terrorist acts as mere "history." George Leef, director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, gives the signatories the benefit of the doubt, assuming them to be useful idiots:
I don't think they know much about this. Most of them at least have not looked into exactly what it is that Ayers was proposing. They're signing on to this because they think it will help their preferred candidate [Obama], which doesn't speak very well of their intellectual integrity. History should be important to teachers.
But their lack of intellectual integrity is the least of their flaws. Few if any of the signatories can be unaware of the pure evil Ayers personifies. Their first priority as educators has been to advance it.
Without academia systematically gnawing away at America's belief in itself for decades, programming the journalists who feed us our daily dose of leftist propaganda, the preposterous Obama candidacy never would have left the ground.