We are a guerilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years.For those who continue to argue that Ayers was all about peace, he just got carried away, there's this: among the many "heroes" to whom Prairie Fire is dedicated is Sirhan Sirhan, the murderer of Robert Kennedy, who killed Kennedy because as a Palestinian militant he objected to Kennedy's support for the state of Israel.
We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power [my emphasis] and build the new society.
As the poster of the pages notes, Ayers lists himself as the author of Prairie Fire on his own blog.
Bill Ayers was 30 when this manifesto was issued, Dohrn was 32, so please don't tell me you can chalk it up to youthful foolishness.
Why this matters, of course, is that Senator Obama from 1995 through 2005 chose a political alliance with these loons, with Ayers in the 1995-2000 (at least) educational reform of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and with Dohrn peripherally in letting the Ayers/Dohrn couple hold an introductory fundraiser for him in 1996.
And to those who continue to argue that Ayers and Dohrn changed, and that Senator Obama could not possibly know what these thugs were really about, there is this interview they gave to Connie Chung and ABC News in 1998, as repeated on Fox News recently:
That's not exactly hiding the fact that they're still radical, is it? How could anyone spend five minutes with these idiots and not realize that fact? How could someone purporting to have the intelligence and good judgement of Senator Obama not realize it, more to the point!
I wonder what Obama's various Kennedy supporters -- Senator Ted Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townshend, and Maria Shriver -- are thinking now about Senator Obama's association with Ayers.