“How is it under that bus, Comrade Klonsky?” Ex-Communist tied to terrorist scrubbed from campaign website


Mike Klonsky

“Meet Obama’s new Bill Ayers associate”



In a book, “Revolution in the Air,” author Max Elbaum, himself a former Maoist activist, recounts that in Beijing, Klonsky toasted the Chinese Stalinist leadership who, in turn, hailed the formation of his Communist Party group as “reflecting the aspirations of the proletariat and working people,” effectively recognizing Klonsky’s organization as the all-but-official U.S. Maoist party.

In a brief conversation with WND yesterday, Klonsky would not state whether he is still a Communist. He did not deny his associations with Ayers or his Communist activism in the 1970s.

Klonsky’s blog postings were removed from Obama site during a period the presidential candidate has been repeatedly questioned about his relationship with Ayers, who is currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a member of the Weathermen group, which sought to overthrow the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

Ayers has admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s.

Ayers told the New York Times in an interview released Sept. 11, 2001, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” He posed for a photograph accompanying the piece stepping on an American flag.

Last week, Ayers wrote on his blog he still feels not enough was done to oppose the Vietnam War, although he clarified, “I don’t think violent resistance is necessarily the answer, but I do think opposition and refusal is imperative.”

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    A short guide to the essentials of the $160 million Chicago Annenberg Challenge led by Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, among others, from 1995 until 2002, can be found here.

    The highlights include:

    1) the use of CAC money to support work of Ayers’ SDS comrade Mike Klonsky

    2) the “teacher bashing” quality of the CAC’s programs

    3) the failure of the CAC to produce any impact on student outcomes

    4) the attempt by Ayers and Obama to prop up Local School Councils in the face of intense political opposition from Mayor Richard M. Daley, Jr.

    Posted by Steve Diamond

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