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Don’t need a Weatherman to know Obama’s not happy to see Bernardine Dohrn pop her head up again

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Here’s the “former” radical, explaining to Newsclick India why you’re the crazy one:

Good point about taking soundbites out of context. For example, consider this soundbite from Dohrn herself, regarding the murder of Sharon Tate, eight months pregnant, by the Manson Family:

“Dig it! First they killed those pigs and then they put a fork in pig Tate’s belly. Wild! Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson!”

What you have to keep in mind about this quote is that “dig” was actually ’60s slang for “abhor and condemn.” Similarly, “wild” was an exclamation of sadness and horror, while “far out” meant “I am thoroughly shocked and appalled.” “Pig,” of course, meant “innocent person who did nothing to deserve such a fate.”

Clip via Verum Serum, who notes:

I hesitated to even post this, questioning whether Bernardine Dohrn or her husband Bill Ayers are even relevant anymore. As frustrating as it was that most of the media downplayed (or ignored) Barack Obama’s radical associations during the 2008 election, the only thing that will matter in the run-up to 2012 will be his record as President.

But as off the rails as Dohrn is in this clip, her attacks against conservatives are substantively no different than the bilge that Media Matters, MSNBC and many other mainstream media outlets have been airing for the past 18 months. They’re RACISTS! And they are ARMED!! (I must have missed the militia march on Capitol Hill.)

Remember, Dohrn and her husband William Ayers don’t think violent resistance is necessarily the answer. Glad she showed up again to remind the left what they want us all to forget.

Jim Treacher