Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Columbia's Newest Radical - Kathy Boudin!

I heard today that one of Bill Ayer's original 'Weather Underground' folks has a new gig...   teaching at Columbia University in New York. 
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I guess I shouldn't have been surprised.  But, I'll admit it here - I was.  
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Through the prism of my perspective, if I were involved in the murder of two police officers and a security guard, I'd probably keep my head down, reflect, and prefer to fade away from public view following my 22 year prison sentence. 
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Sure, I'd WANT to drop off the radar based upon my role in a multiple homicide.  But this 69 year old, Kathy Boudin chick?  Nah, it's time for her to 'get busy' organizing and training the next generation of Radicals, Anarchists, and Progressives...  
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Because, in essence, it's what they do.  They do not fade away.  They launch Presidential campaigns in their homes, they teach at Universities where they spread the story of 'Social Justice', 'Equality', and 'Fairness'.  They indoctrinate our kids on our dime, and we sit back and wonder how a guy like President Obama gets elected a second time?  Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk.  It is, as they say, what it is...
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In case you didn't have Kathy B. on your radar, let's take a look back at her life, her times, her crimes, and the things that made her what she is today... 
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From WikipediaKathy Boudin was born on May 19, 1943, into a family with a Muslim mother and a 1/2 Jewish Father, with a long left-wing history, and she was raised in Greenwich Village, New York. Her great-uncle was Louis B. Boudin, a Marxist theorist. Her father, attorney Leonard Boudin, had represented such controversial clients as Judith Coplon, Fidel Castro, and Paul Robeson. A National Lawyers Guild attorney, Leonard Boudin was the law partner of Victor Rabinowitz, himself counsel to numerous left-wing organizations. Kathy’s older brother, Michael Boudin, is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
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Kathy Boudin attended kindergarten at the Little Red School House and its high school, the Elisabeth Irwin High School in Manhattan. Although she went to Bryn Mawr College intending to prepare for medical school, her interests quickly turned to politics. 1965, her last year at Bryn Mawr was spent studying in the Soviet Union. She was paid 75 rubles a month by the Soviet government and, according to her résumé, taught on a Soviet collective farm. Kathy Boudin also attended receptions and functions with her parents at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York.
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The Brinks Job:  In 1981, when Kathy Boudin was 38 years old, she and several members of the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army robbed a Brinks armored car at the Nanuet Mall, in Nanuet, New York. After Boudin dropped her infant son, Chesa, at a baby sitter's, she took the wheel of the getaway vehicle, a U-Haul truck. She waited in a nearby parking lot as her heavily armed accomplices took another vehicle to a local mall where a Brinks truck was making a delivery. They confronted the guards and gunfire immediately broke out, severely wounding guard Joe Trombino and killing his co-worker, Peter Paige. The four then took $1.6 million in cash and met with Boudin.
 
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An alert high-school student called the police after spotting the gang abandoning the getaway vehicle and entering the U-Haul. A police officer spotted and pulled over the U-Haul, but they could see only Boudin in the driver's seat. Boudin then got out of the cab, and raised her hands.
 
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The police officers who caught them testified that Boudin, feigning innocence, pleaded with them to put down their guns and got them to drop their guard; Boudin said she remained silent, that the officers relaxed spontaneously. After the police lowered their weapons, six of the men in the back of the truck armed with automatic weapons came out of the back of the truck, surprising the four police officers, one of whom, Waverly Brown, was killed instantly.
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Boudin and David Gilbert, a Weatherman radical and the father of Boudin's infant son, allegedly acted as decoys as well as getaway drivers: The Brinks robbers the police were searching for were all from the Black Liberation Army and drove a red car. Officer Edward O'Grady lived long enough to empty his revolver, but as he reloaded, he was shot several times with an M16. Ninety minutes later, he died in hospital. The other two officers escaped with only minor injuries. The occupants of the U-Haul scattered, some climbing into another getaway car, others carjacking a nearby motorist while Boudin attempted to flee on foot. An off-duty corrections officer, Michael J. Koch, apprehended her shortly after the shootout. When she was arrested, Boudin gave her name as Barbara Edson.
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Three other Black Liberation Army members failed to escape that day. Weathermen Gilbert, Samuel Brown, and Judith Alice Clark crashed their car while making a sharp turn, and were arrested by police. Two days later, Samuel Smith and Nathaniel Burns were spotted in a car in New York. After a gunfight with police that left Smith dead, Burns was captured. Three more participants were arrested several months later.
 
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The majority of the defendants received three consecutive sentences of 25 years to life, making them eligible for parole in the year 2058.
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Boudin hired Leonard Weinglass to defend her. Weinglass, a law partner of Boudin's father, arranged for a plea bargain and Boudin pled guilty to one count of felony murder and robbery, in exchange for one twenty-year to life sentence.
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And now Kathy Boudin is teaching at Columbia.  An uber-radical progressive role model for all to see.  But will they really SEE her as anything more than a name on a curriculum? 
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Perhaps she is rehabilitated?  Perhaps she is not?  I do not care.  Whatever God she worships may forgive her but I do not have to.  That's not my job.  My job is to watch over my family, teach them as best I can, and keep them safe.  To keep them away from people like her and her friends.  
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I guess in the end it all comes down to looking out for the people you love and those who love you.  Kathy B. shouldn't have taken her baby boy to the babysitter that day.  She should have read him a story.  She should have given him a bath.  She should have stayed home and possibly prevented three murders of innocent men with kids of their own.
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No need to worry about Kathy's infant son, Chesa. 
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He was adopted into a caring home by a couple from the midwest...
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Looping back up to the Wikipedia article above:  Boudin and Gilbert's son Chesa Boudin was adopted by former Weatherman leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
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No.  Radicals / Progressives never fade away - they merely replicate themselves. 
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With extreme prejudice.
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