To Young Americans


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Two days ago, on Patriot’s Day, two bombs exploded in Boston, killing three people and injuring 176 others. The nation is outraged. If you are a young person witnessing this carnage as the story unfolds, you must be feeling the anger and frustration over the criminal acts and the subsequent loss of life and limbs, and the suffering of so many families, which will extend far into the future. If you are a young person, you will not forget this act of terrorism many years from now. Should they apprehend the individual or individuals responsible, you will feel the outrage deep within your soul. Of course, with all the caring and sharing young people profess today, this is happening on your watch, so you are personally touched by the criminal acts.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a group of Leftist-Marxist radicals and self-proclaimed communist revolutionaries known as the Weather Underground declared war on the United States with the stated goal of overthrowing the government of our nation. The group was responsible for bombing public buildings, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol Building, and several police stations. Three group members were killed when one bomb went off prematurely.  The group was co-founded by Bill Ayers, who subsequently landed a position as a “Distinguished Professor” at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ayers is married to Bernadine Dohrn, also a leader of the radical group. She shares her husband’s professional occupation as an Associate Professor at Northwestern Law School. A third member of the group was Kathy Boudin, involved in a robbery that resulted in the deaths of two police officers and a Brinks guard. She was released from prison after some 22 years, and landed a job with Columbia University, which purports to be one of our nation’s Ivy League institutions, educating our brightest young American citizens.

Feel the outrage?

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Comments

  1. Yeah, I really am Outraged. Hopping Mad Actually.

    These people were on the FBI's Most Wanted List for several YEARS in the 70s and now they are indoctrinating the minds of our Best and Brightest. How in the name of God does this sort of atrocity even happen? To make matters worse, they aren't even sorry for what they did. A country that rewards this behavior by giving Criminals of the Worst Sort (Terrorists) jobs to educate our Children, pretty much is Reaping What It Has Sown.

    Was that Politically Correct? I hope NOT.

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    1. Robin: Of course not! I would never insult you. PC is the problem We don't tell our kids the truth.

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  2. I just refreshed myself with their horrible state of affairs, especially his wife, Bernadine, with the accounting of her comments after the Manson and Tate Murders. It is unbelievable that any of them received employment of any kind, unless it was that of garbage collecting. I believe in giving people who break the law a fair deal, but to stand before anyone's children and teach, that itself is a crime.

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    1. Karen: It is incomprehensible.

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  3. Not sure if you recall or ever read about Sara Jane Olson formerly Kathleen Ann Soliah, (from Minnesota) but she paid the price finally, years later and was sent to prison for her part in the SLA Symbionese Liberation Army (poor choice of friends and sweetheart at the time) after she pled guilty to two counts of POSSESSING explosives. She went into hiding back in the 70's but then married and raised a family quietly until they came looking for her in 2001.

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    1. Karen: Yes, I remember her. That was another group that we never tell our children the truth about in our school system.

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    1. joeh: I just hope our young people realize that there is a reality out there, even if they don't experience it first hand. They listen to politically motivated teachers who praise these social outcasts as patriots.

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  5. I've known about this for sometime. I think Americans have selective hearing, or are being brainwashed. ~Ames

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    1. Ames: It is really scary to think they are teaching young, impressionable minds. However, that is the way to take down a powerful nation - from the inside with ideological nonsense.

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    2. I'm with Ames. I've known about this and even tried to inform others without much luck... so many just don't want to hear it.

      So JJ, do you think your blog is on the government watch list yet?!

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    3. Jasmine: If George Washington worried about that, we'd all be speaking proper English.

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  6. This is horrible. I feel so outraged by situations like these, I don't know what to say. Sometimes what the U.S. does to others makes me want to lower my head in shame.

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    1. Gina: The people who needlessly lost their lives did absolutely nothing to others that should merit such wrath. There is no justification for blaming innocent human beings for government actions over which they have no control.

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  7. I was horrified when I woke up that morning and heard the terrible news about the Boston bombing & it is true JJ that the young ones may be affected. In 1996 the story of the Port Arthur Massacre was broadcast on every TV channel & radio station here in Australia. An evil, evil 28 year old man Martin Bryant, murdered 35 people and injured just as many more at the Historic Port Arthur Prison Colony in Tasmania. It was a macabre & evil act against the lives of unsuspecting innocent people and one I will never forget. I had 2 sons at the time 6 & 8 and it was difficult to shelter them from the terrible images that flashed up on the TV, on the fronts of Magazines and stories on the radio. They talked about it at school, shared prayers everyday for weeks in prayer circle and talked about it among themselves trying to understand how something so horrible could happen. My eldest son not too long (about a month) after this started to have problems sleeping, eating, he started wetting the bed and was loosing weight. I took him to the doctors and the doctor did a blood test and found he was anemic. Then he started refusing to go to school and wanting to be with me all the time but when I asked him if anything was bothering him it was met with 'nothing' responses. So I took him to counselling which also was unsuccessful. Then one day my mother was sitting with him on his bed in his bedroom and they were having a chat. He began crying & told her that he was scared that we were all going to die like the people in the massacre. He didn't want to go to school and leave me in case something happened. It took months of further counselling before life returned to some kind of normal for him. To learn what you've just written about here, makes me very angry and sick to my stomach. It's just so very wrong!!

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    1. Katherine: There is clearly "evil" in this world. The only defense is goodness.

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    1. Michael: We are all speechless.

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  9. Bravo, JJ, for writing this blog post. Looks like the FBI has photos of the bombers, good photos. It's just a matter of time before someone who knows them identifies them and they capture them. I pray it's sooner rather than later.

    As far as the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers and the others, it's unbelievable they escaped going to prison and have the audacity to say they're not sorry for what they did. To add insult to injury, they're professors and considered to be in good standing in the minds of those who must have dropped too much acid or who knows how their thinking became so twisted. What really steams my noodle is the connection this guy has to our president. It's Twilight Zone, I tell ya. And the PC crap has been carried too far. I agree with everything you've said and wonder what this country is headed for next. It's about time for the pendulum to swing the other way and for people to pay attention.

    By the way, on a happier note, I reposted your amusing Fly Fishing story today! So well written, and it cracks me up!

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    1. Lynn: I could not agree more. Thank you for the repost, and your new site looks great!

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  10. We've been following the details on the news here. Shocking!

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    1. KB: It is awful, and not the kind of thing this country should be demonstrating to the world.

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  11. Sweet Jesus YES! I am outraged about Boston, but now you remind me of the Weathermen. If what you say is true, I am very outraged. We cannot have people like this leading our young people. I'm off to do research and check it out.

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  12. I'm outraged that evil people such as Bill Ayers walk around free, and indeed are honored by the Left. Makes me sick.

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    1. Jennifer: I believe all true Americans are outraged.

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