From The Blaze, a report on Ayers speaking to a gathering of dunces at the University of Oregon…
The great challenge for our generation [is] to find a way not just to live differently as individuals, but to find a way to think differently about what work means, to think differently about citizenship means, to think differently about what it means to be a ‘citizen of the world.’ One of the great dangers that we live in right now, is I don‘t think there’s any question, and I don’t think any of you would question, that the American Empire is in decline–that economically, and politically, and in some ways culturally, that we are in decline. And yet, the United States remains the most powerful, weaponized military system the Earth has ever known.
That’s a treacherous combination. A declining economic power, and an expanding military power. And we are going to have to find ways to re-imagine what it means to live in this coun–in this world. And here we are 4% of the world’s population, 4.5% of the world’s population, consuming vast amounts of natural resources, consuming vast amounts of finished goods, and no politician will say that the empire is declining and that the game is over.
It’s over. Now what? [Emphasis added]
The whole thing is worth a read, though it’s a bit difficult to get through much of what that murderous troglodyte says without thinking violent thoughts – after all, given Ayers’ role in destroying lives and property as part of the Weather Underground’s elite unit of moron bomb-makers it should have been far more likely to see him making public appearances at futile parole hearings a la Charles Manson than traipsing around soaking up adulation from his fellow graybeard hippie idiots and college kids who don’t know better.
But that’s life. It’s more interesting that the book Ayers ghostwrote for Barack Obama is beginning to cause the latter problems – first with the dog-eating and now with the imaginary white girlfriend.
A question, though. If somebody set off a bomb at Ayers’ podium while he was giving one of those apocalyptic lefty screeds, do you think it would be the explosives that killed him…or the irony?