Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hope, Change, and the Legitimation of Terrorism

Via Allahpundit, here's Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn discussing the global implications of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency:

While the video's from a Democracy Now! telecast, Ayers appeared on Good Morning America earlier this week to promote the updated version of his 2001 memoir, "Fugitive Days."

Ron Radosh suggests that Ayers scored a major coup by simply securing an interview on a nationally-broadcast news program:

Speaking in a soft and calm voice, viewers could not help but wonder how this seemingly rational, calm and soft-spoken man could have been accused of terrorism. Indeed, Ayers painted himself as a valiant and militant anti-war activist who joined thousands of other Americans in protesting an unjust war. When asked about his own group’s terrorism, he tried to turn the tables by reiterating that the United States had been engaged in a war of terror against the citizens of Vietnam, killing thousands of innocent civilians in the process of waging the fight. Thus, without answering the question of whether he had indeed engaged in terrorism, Ayers laid the moral culpability for terror on the United States, which he obviously believes has still not answered for its own war crimes.
But be sure to watch the video - it's creepy to see these two unrepentent terrorists (but now capitalist hustlers) riff on how Obama's victory signaled an end to the "politics of fear."

Please tell that to the everday American families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.


Anonymous said...

I thought he handled himself well on GMA last week.

JR said...

So let me get this straight ... he hates capitalism but goes on network television to push his new book?

wow ... what a piece of garbage this dude is

should be in jail