How do I know that hell has frozen over?
Because an actual journalist has investigated the Obama/Ayers connection. Actually, to be honest, since it’s Stanley Kurtz of the WSJ, I should just say that hell dropped 10 degrees. When the NYTimes follows up the deep freeze will have hit.
The story is a must read.
Mr. Ayers is the founder of the “small schools” movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to “confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.” He believes teacher education programs should serve as “sites of resistance” to an oppressive system. (His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his “Teaching Toward Freedom,” is to “teach against oppression,” against America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.
The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming “guilt by association.” Yet the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
Tell me that idea of schools doesn’t sound madrassaist?