My friend Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival and yours truly, Trevor Loudon went along to the Green Fest in the Washington DC Convention Center yesterday.
Being the shy, introspective type, I went to help Cliff hand out leaflets exposing the dark deeds and statements of Bill and Bernie and to observe, close up two people of whom I’ve written many a word.
Video One: Bernardine Dohrn, who praised the Manson Family mass murders, tells Cliff Kincaid to get away when he questions her about her involvement in the bombing murder of Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. “Preposterous,” she says. Her husband Bill Ayers (with the ear ring) rescues her from Kincaid. Finally, a Dohrn groupie grabs Kincaid’s camera and it goes black. The beginning of the video shows Dohrn talking with “9/11 Truther” Medea Benjamin of Code Pink. She calls Kincaid the “pack of lies guy” because of his questions during the question-and-answer period following their remarks.
Video Two: Dohrn says she is not insane or a murderer. Ayers and Dohrn talk about revolutionary movements at Green Fest and denounce questions from Cliff Kincaid as a “pack of lies.” The questions were about Dohrn praising the Manson Family murders and the dedication of their Praire Fire Manifesto to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy. Dohrn talks about “our past” and the “handouts” distributed by Cliff and myself about their involvement in terrorism. She says they are “pawns” to get at Obama.
Video Three: “Green Fest” conference organizer, Medea Benjamin’s husband and fellow “Truther” Kevin Danaher (of Global Exchange) tells Cliff Kincaid that he won’t talk on the record about why they invited unrepentant communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to their event The silence is deafening. “Do you want to stay in the event?” Danaher asks, implying that Kincaid could be booted out. “Are you going to call the police on me?” Kincaid asks.
All through their talks Bill and Bernie barely mentioned the “Green” word.
It was all about “social change” and building the “movement”. Bernie used Hugo Chavez’s favorite phrase – “21st Century Socialism”.
On a personal note, I saw Bill’s genuine concern for his wife as he tried to shield a clearly upset Bernie. It was good to see them up close. They are not disembodied caricatures. They are people like you and me, but they are as much in the grip of their socialist delusions as they were back in the 1960s.
That’s what makes them dangerous. They genuinely believe in what they are doing. These are committed people, “true believers” in a cause they will serve to their graves.
For more coverage, check out Cliff’s post at at www.usasurvival.org