The violent, far-Left progressive Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is not a relic of the past. Declared by our government to be a “terrorist group,” SDS is using that same government to “fundamentally transform” the United States to fit its radical agenda.
We've been told time and time again to ignore President Obama's close ties to domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers. "It's no big deal" we're mockingly reassured.
Well, now we know they've been lying to us all along: These people are dangerous, and there are many, many ties between the SDS--which was labeled a "domestic terrorist group" by the FBI--and this White House.
In "Dangerous Birds of a Feather" by Kathy Jessup, which you'll find only in the March 2012 issue of The Blaze Magazine, we ask and answer a lot of important questions:
President Barack Obama may characterize 1960s Weatherman radical Bill Ayers as just a man he knows from Chicago’s Hyde Park. But what about the Rev. Jim Wallis, Obama’s spiritual advisor and an SDS alumnus?
Surely Obama knew Wade Rathke, head of ACORN where Obama was employed, was an SDSer.
How about SDS founder Tom Hayden, once married to Vietnam War opponent Jane Fonda? Obama must have known Hayden had been a big SDS name when Hayden founded Progressives for Obama in 2008.
Was Obama unaware of Michael Klonsky’s radical SDS allegiance when Klonsky’s education blog was featured on Obama’s 2008 campaign website? Someone eventually did. Klonsky’s posts later were scrubbed from the site.
Some Weathermen went mainstream—economically, not politically. Marilyn Katz, an SDSer who once touted using “guerrilla nails” to attack police, helped organize a 2002 anti-war rally where she takes credit for Obama “coming out ... as a public speaker.” Katz, a 30-year friend of Obama strategist David Axelrod, was on Obama’s 2008 national finance committee and was a fundraising “bundler.”
The ’60s college-campus political phenomenon seeded today’s New Left. Now the “repackaged” people and policies of the original SDS/Weathermen have been quietly injected into the mainstream by academia, labor unions, advocacy organizations and private enterprise, waiting for a political host. Have they found it in the Obama administration?
The powerful feature piece not only lays out the history of SDS, but also tracks the trails of the many SDSers who now play major roles in the Obama administration and in political circles around the country.
They have branched into mainstream academia, established businesses and created advocacy groups to keep their message alive. Add George Soros’ similar goals and his money, then wait for the right circumstances and leader.
We reveal how Obama's agenda echoes perfectly the SDS agenda--especially his many czars. In fact, former Weatherman Mark Rudd said of the czars:
“Obama plays basketball. I’m not much of an athlete ... but one thing I do know is that you have to be able to look like you’re doing one thing but do another. Look at the second-level appointments. There’s a whole government in waiting that [John] Podesta has at the Center for American Progress. They’re mostly progressives, I’m told, except in military and foreign policy.”
Of course, Americans who were and are paying attention--on the Right and the Left--aren't surprised. Weatherman Rudd admitted as much:
“[Obama] is no stupid guy. Had any of the stupid Republicans read his books, they never could have said, ‘We don’t know who this guy is.’ You know every thought he’s ever had.”
Now the information and research is readily available.