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The Progressive Legacy of Bill Ayers: Sloppy Seconds for Social Justice

Posted on | April 27, 2010 | 32 Comments

Van Helsing calls attention to a little-noted clause in the ’60s peace-and-love agenda: “Do it with my roommate, or you’re a racist!”

It was at the Undergraduate Library at the University of Michigan on a Friday night in November 1965. I was a sophomore and was living in a sorority house — Alpha Epsilon Phi. . . . Billy Ayers was standing on the first floor and started talking to me . . .
I was politically idealistic back then and believed in Tikkun Olam — that we had to do something to make the world better . . .
He asked me to go to a party with him and I did. . . . I think he got quite drunk and I suppose I drank too. . . .
I met Bill’s roommate who also worked at the children’s school. I also met Bill’s younger brother Rick. Bill was a year older than I and his brother was a year younger. He spent a lot of time at Bill’s apartment. . . .
I guess it was one of those evenings — maybe on the way back from the library, maybe just to get out of the sorority house, I don’t remember exactly. What I do recall is that when I was getting ready to leave Ayers told me I couldn’t go until I slept with his roommate and his brother. At this point Bill and I had slept together just once. I was sexually inexperienced, having had only one serious boyfriend with whom I had recently broken up.
At first I thought Ayers was joking. I got up; and went to the door. He moved quickly to block me at the doorway. He locked the door and put the chain on it. I went to the couch and sat down and told him that I had no intention of having sex with his roommate and his brother or him. He said that I had no choice but to do as he said if I wanted to get out of there. He claimed that I wouldn’t sleep with his married roommate because he was black — that I was a bigot. I had gone to school with black kids and had them as friends all my life. I couldn’t believe he was saying that to me
I felt trapped. I had to get out of the situation I was in and because he was so effective a guilt-tripper, I also felt I had to prove to him that I wasn’t a bigot. I got up from the couch and walked over to the black roommate’s bed and put myself on it and he f—-d me. I went totally out of my body. I floated beside myself on the outside and above the bed looking at this black stranger f— me angrily while I hated myself.
After that I had to go lie down on Bill Ayer’s bed for his brother to screw me. . . .

Tikkun Olam usually translates as “repairing the world,” unless you’re a liberal, in which case it translates as, “Sloppy seconds.”

UPDATE: It appears that Bill Ayers’ vision of social justice continues in the person of Amanda Kijera, an American volunteer in Haiti who is “grateful” for being raped:

Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I started to write what I thought was a very clever editorial about violence against women in Haiti. . . . Ever committed to preserving the dignity of Black men in a world which constantly stereotypes them as violent savages, I viewed this writing as yet one more opportunity to fight “the man” on behalf of my brothers. That night, before I could finish the piece, I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for. . . .
I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face. . . .
Black men have every right to the anger they feel in response to their position in the global hierarchy, but their anger is misdirected.
Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are. . . .
Not once did I envision myself becoming a receptacle for a Black man’s rage at the white world, but that is what I became. While I take issue with my brother’s behavior, I’m grateful for the experience. . . .

Exactly how the hell is the “white partiarchy” responsible for this crime? Whence her insight that a Haitian rapist is motivated by “rage at the white world”? Don’t bother asking Kathy Shaidle, who isn’t exactly doing the “sisterhood solidarity” thing with Ms. Kijera.

Comments

  • Dell

    …And this man has soiled the sheets of the Lincoln Bedroom! (It’s going to take six months to fumigate the joint after all of Obama’s slime is done desecrating it)

    Is this a great country, or what!!

  • Dell

    …And this man has soiled the sheets of the Lincoln Bedroom! (It’s going to take six months to fumigate the joint after all of Obama’s slime is done desecrating it)

    Is this a great country, or what!!

  • http://lgfwatch.blogspot.com/ Charles Johnson

    Wow. That Ayers is truly a visionary. I need to use that technique to get laid.

  • http://lgfwatch.blogspot.com/ Charles Johnson

    Wow. That Ayers is truly a visionary. I need to use that technique to get laid.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    Disgusting and evil. I’m sick just reading that.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    Disgusting and evil. I’m sick just reading that.

  • Luke

    Sometimes, I want to secede from the human race.

    We already knew Ayers was unprepentantly evil, but the details are still disturbing.

  • Luke

    Sometimes, I want to secede from the human race.

    We already knew Ayers was unprepentantly evil, but the details are still disturbing.

  • Joe

    Is there any equivalent figure on the right like Bill Ayers? I cannot think of anyone who combines criminal and contemptable behavior, yet holds a position of respectability on the right.

    Normally I would discount a story like this due to the passage of time and the impact of a false report. But that woman’s story does ring true and given Bill Ayers past behavior, he is most certainly capable of something like that.

  • Joe

    Is there any equivalent figure on the right like Bill Ayers? I cannot think of anyone who combines criminal and contemptable behavior, yet holds a position of respectability on the right.

    Normally I would discount a story like this due to the passage of time and the impact of a false report. But that woman’s story does ring true and given Bill Ayers past behavior, he is most certainly capable of something like that.

  • Rich Fader

    Delightful fellow.

  • Rich Fader

    Delightful fellow.

  • Bannor

    Truly a titan of the left.

  • Bannor

    Truly a titan of the left.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Amanda Kijera

    As you can see here,

    http://twitter.com/azili

    it’s all my fault.

    I was asking for it and they rightly gave it.

    The willingly thing we can talk about later.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Amanda Kijera

    As you can see here,

    http://twitter.com/azili

    it’s all my fault.

    I was asking for it and they rightly gave it.

    The willingly thing we can talk about later.

  • http://catholicprodigaldaughter.blogspot.com/ Mary Rose

    I am repulsed by Ayers. I knew he was a scumbag, but now we all know how loathsome he truly is. Just disgusting. Someone explain to me how subjugating and oppressing a woman in this manner somehow proved that Ayers political views were “evolved.” His attitudes and actions were ten levels below a Neanderthal.

    As for Amanda Kijera – are you SERIOUS? It’s all my fault? I mean, seriously – which century are you living in, sister? This type of treatment by men is totally unacceptable and should not be tolerated let alone justified because of some weird pseudo-political posture you’re guilt-trippin’ on. The Haitian man was an animal. You did not deserve it, I don’t care how much you’re working hard to defeat “the man.” (And if you were joking about the “It’s all my fault,” it wasn’t funny.)

    Black Male Plight? Please. I don’t buy it. Rape is about power and control. It’s about intimidating someone and humiliating them. You were not a vessel. You were the endpoint of sheer hatred and resentment. Whether you want to face it or not, the fact you were a white woman added a certain glee to the whole sordid deed.

    I have had it with excuses about violence and crime because it’s politically incorrect to tell the truth. The truth is this: people have a choice. They can do something worthwhile with their life or not. They can treat others with respect or not. I don’t care how they were raised, what kind of home they lived in or if they survived a hurricane. None of it is an excuse to abuse anyone.

    The moment you start accepting such nightmarish behavior because it’s supposedly justified is the moment you surrender your dignity and respect of self. Don’t do it. I pray you’ll visit a non-liberal therapist.

  • http://catholicprodigaldaughter.blogspot.com/ Mary Rose

    I am repulsed by Ayers. I knew he was a scumbag, but now we all know how loathsome he truly is. Just disgusting. Someone explain to me how subjugating and oppressing a woman in this manner somehow proved that Ayers political views were “evolved.” His attitudes and actions were ten levels below a Neanderthal.

    As for Amanda Kijera – are you SERIOUS? It’s all my fault? I mean, seriously – which century are you living in, sister? This type of treatment by men is totally unacceptable and should not be tolerated let alone justified because of some weird pseudo-political posture you’re guilt-trippin’ on. The Haitian man was an animal. You did not deserve it, I don’t care how much you’re working hard to defeat “the man.” (And if you were joking about the “It’s all my fault,” it wasn’t funny.)

    Black Male Plight? Please. I don’t buy it. Rape is about power and control. It’s about intimidating someone and humiliating them. You were not a vessel. You were the endpoint of sheer hatred and resentment. Whether you want to face it or not, the fact you were a white woman added a certain glee to the whole sordid deed.

    I have had it with excuses about violence and crime because it’s politically incorrect to tell the truth. The truth is this: people have a choice. They can do something worthwhile with their life or not. They can treat others with respect or not. I don’t care how they were raised, what kind of home they lived in or if they survived a hurricane. None of it is an excuse to abuse anyone.

    The moment you start accepting such nightmarish behavior because it’s supposedly justified is the moment you surrender your dignity and respect of self. Don’t do it. I pray you’ll visit a non-liberal therapist.

  • Mark

    You can see why he sighed a huge relief when his father’s lawyers got him off. In prison there wouldn’t have been any choice…”Bill, my name is Turner Brown.”

  • Mark

    You can see why he sighed a huge relief when his father’s lawyers got him off. In prison there wouldn’t have been any choice…”Bill, my name is Turner Brown.”

  • narciso

    Right off the back, probably David Duke, the combination of hater, and crook,

  • narciso

    Right off the back, probably David Duke, the combination of hater, and crook,

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    I guess this just goes to show that the idea of a “liberal feminist” is nothing but ridiculous b.s.; it has nothing to do with women and our well-being and everything to do with advancing a radical progressive agenda.

    Whether you want to face it or not, the fact you were a white woman added a certain glee to the whole sordid deed.

    Thank you for that, Mary Rose.

    May I also add that pleading with him about your “shared oppression” is only going to encourage, not stop, a crazy woman-abusing rapist? Last time I checked, telling men that they are poor helpless things tends to piss them off and make them want to move heaven and earth to prove otherwise. “You’re oppressed; you can’t help it” is the last thing that anyone should say to a violent criminal who is hell-bent on dominating you.

  • http://www.haemet.blogivists.com Roxeanne de Luca

    I guess this just goes to show that the idea of a “liberal feminist” is nothing but ridiculous b.s.; it has nothing to do with women and our well-being and everything to do with advancing a radical progressive agenda.

    Whether you want to face it or not, the fact you were a white woman added a certain glee to the whole sordid deed.

    Thank you for that, Mary Rose.

    May I also add that pleading with him about your “shared oppression” is only going to encourage, not stop, a crazy woman-abusing rapist? Last time I checked, telling men that they are poor helpless things tends to piss them off and make them want to move heaven and earth to prove otherwise. “You’re oppressed; you can’t help it” is the last thing that anyone should say to a violent criminal who is hell-bent on dominating you.

  • Deborah Leigh

    This is the same Bill Ayers that is speaking at the University of Wyoming today regardless of the objections. He sued to be able to speak. Which Liberal judge ruled in this terrorist’s favor, and will Ayers kick back some of the speaker’s fee?

    As for the Liberal women…they are proof that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”.

  • Deborah Leigh

    This is the same Bill Ayers that is speaking at the University of Wyoming today regardless of the objections. He sued to be able to speak. Which Liberal judge ruled in this terrorist’s favor, and will Ayers kick back some of the speaker’s fee?

    As for the Liberal women…they are proof that “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Neither of these two situations is at all surprising when you recall the fact that the Leftist rejects morality and believes right and wrong are relative concepts [I go into greater deatil on this in the trackback for my site listed above].

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Neither of these two situations is at all surprising when you recall the fact that the Leftist rejects morality and believes right and wrong are relative concepts [I go into greater deatil on this in the trackback for my site listed above].

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Have you linked up here.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Have you linked up here.

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