Vernon: The people who launched Barack Obama’s career were terrorists.

At that point, educated people — some with PHDs who would fit in at your typical faculty lounge — casually talked about doing away with the holdout resisters. What? All 25 million? Well, we’ll “work them to death,” or “starve them to death.” Whatever.

Long live the “communist or socialist society” of Weather Underground fantasies! The only thing missing, apparently, was the suggestion of gas ovens. (Oh, but the Soviet system of starvation was so much easier to finesse. Gas ovens gave the Nazis such a beastly public relations black eye, you know!)

That is what those revolutionaries really think. These are people who today have helped populate academia (Ayers and Dohrn). If anything, they do not believe the Weather Underground, in its pursuit of violence, went “far enough” (as Ayers was quoted in the New York Times as saying).

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