Left-wing radicals (and murderers) who ended up with cushy jobs as Professors

The 1960’s in the U.S. produced radicals who eventually found cushy jobs teaching in the nation’s universities. In her book, Demonic, Ann Coulter lists some of these radicals, what they did to get notoriety, and where they ended up.

To name just a few:

  • Ron Karenga was a founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. In 1971, Karenga was convicted of torturing two members of his own organization. One of the victims, Deborah Jones, testified that she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord…and that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis’ mouth, and that Karenga also put detergent in their mouths.
    Karenga is now professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • William Ayers put a bomb in the Pentagon and now teaches childhood education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Ayer’s wife, Bernadine Ohrnstein/Dohrn, called for revolutionary war in the United States, praised the murderous Manson family, laughed about a paralyzed DA, said “Bring the Revolution home, kill your parents–that’s where it’s at,” and participated in the bombing of the Pentagon.
    She is professor at Northwestern University’s Children and Justice Center.
  • Angela Davis, former Black Panther, was the legal owner of the guns the Panthers used to blow off the head of Marin County judge Harold Haley. This was done in an attempt to free Angela’s boyfriend, George Jackson.
    Today she is a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
  • Susan Rosenberg was a member of the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, and The Family. She conspired to kill cops, blow up buildings, and rob a Brinks armored truck in Nanuet, New York. Sentenced to fifty-eight years in prison for (felony) murder and possession of 700 plus pounds of explosives, she was released from prison by President Clinton in his last day in office.
    Just a few days later, Rosenberg was offered a teaching position at Hamilton College, despite having absolutely no qualifications to teach. She did have a master’s degree in writing she got through a correspondence course in prison.

The Weathermen were a truly nasty organization. For instance, after a Chicago Democratic official, Richard Elrod, became paralyzed for life while fighting with a privileged looter during the Weathermen’s “Days of Rage”, Bernadine Dohrn (described by Ann as a Obama advisor) led the Weathermen in the following song (to the tune of Bob Dylan’s ‘Lay Lady, Lay’):

Lay, Elrod, Lay,
Lay in the street for a while
Stay, Elrod, stay
Stay in your bed for a while
You thought you could stop the Weatherman
But up-front people put you on your can,
Stay, Elrod, stay
Stay in your iron lung,
Play, Elrod play
Play with your toes for a while

Richard Elrod

Ann notes that the author of that ditty, Ted Gold, was later blown up in an elegant Greenwich Village townhouse while assembling a bomb intended for a dance between recruits and their girlfriends at Fort Dix.

I knew that polls of American Universities show that the overwhelming majority of the faculty members vote for the Democrats (a fairly left-wing party), but it is still a shock to see them hiring torturers and murderers. Ann Coulter compares the treatment of these criminal radicals to the treatment of Carrie Prejean. Some of you may not remember Carrie, so here is info from a blurb on her book Still Standing.

Carrie Prejean had no idea, when she walked down the stage to face her final question before the selection and crowning of Miss USA, that her hopes, dreams, and reputation were about to come crashing down around her under a torrent of media attacks.Her crime? To have answered honestly that for her—and for most Americans—marriage is defined as a sacred bond between one man and one woman. For the thought crime of saying this, Carrie Prejean went from being the likely winner of the Miss USA competition to being the certain loser. But worse, she would be subjected to a campaign of vilification, verbal abuse, and betrayal that did not even end with her being stripped of her title of Miss California.

The radicals, on the other hand, had celebrity status, fawning press coverage, and admiring movies made of them. This included murdering radicals like the Weathermen.

So next time you send your kids to university in the U.S. prepare them (and not just academically).

My main source for this post is the book Demonic by Ann Coulter

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn


2 thoughts on “Left-wing radicals (and murderers) who ended up with cushy jobs as Professors

  1. The psychology of evil huh? How about real evil? If you are truly interested in tortures and murderers with cushy jobs, how about Dick Cheney, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld? Together they are responsible for hundreds of thousands of dead (murdered) civilians in several Near Eastern countries. In particular, look at Donald Rumsfeld’s program to take out high priority targets in Iraq with cruise missiles loaded with conventional ordinance. What kind of monsters take out an apartment building or portion of a neighborhood for a single criminal target? Of the roughly fifty missions Rumsfeld approved personally (because each might kill more than 30 innocent civilians), not one got its target. I first learned about this personally watching an Iraqi father weeping in front of the location where his home and family once were. He was asking “why, why, in the name of God (Allah), why?” His wife, mother-in-law, and five children had done nothing to the U.S., but they blown to pieces in an instant. Should anyone wonder why we’re hated? Why people might take up arms against us? For the sake of balance, maybe you should consider reading a book about war criminals with cushy jobs. Or ask yourself how you’d feel if that happened to you, if you can empathize at all.

  2. I did read Dick Cheney’s recent autobiography, and he says that the reason the U.S. went to war with Iraq was the events of 9/11. He said that both terrorists and the countries that harbor them were threats, and when the Bush administration looked at Iraq, they saw a country that they thought had WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction such as poison gasses, biological agents, and possibly a nuclear weapons program) and which also harbored terrorists. We know that Saddam’s Iraq had dealings with Al-Queda, and the U.S. was told by two defectors that Islamic terrorists had been trained at Salman Pak in rotations of five or six months since 1995. Training activities including simulated hijackings carried out in an airplane fuselage [said to be a Boeing 707] at the camp.
    Do I agree with going to war with Saddam, a cruel head of a regime that used torture and killed many people and did use poison gas on the Kurds? Tell you the truth, I don’t know. For instance, Iraqi Christians were safer under Saddam than they are now. I’m also not sure that the current leaders of Iraq are friends of the U.S., partly due to militant Islam which seems to be on the march throughout the Middle East.
    You say “What kind of monsters take out an apartment building or a portion of a neighborhood for a single criminal target?” I have no answer to that – I’ll research whether your facts are accurate, and if they are, I’ll make another post.
    But I do know this – if you have an enemy that fights you in cities, no matter how humanitarian you are, you would have a difficulty in avoiding “collateral damage”, which is the US military euphemism for civilian deaths.
    One other thing – left wing radicals who try to kill (or torture people) should not be rewarded with faculty jobs in the U.S., no matter what Bush or Rumsfeld did or did not do.

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