We read many books at this site. Most of the books are above average, but this one is a must read. Many of us wonder what makes people like 167, Gertrude, John Brown and Ducky tick. This book takes us into the world of the wacky left. The author explains the psychological motivations of those who cling to leftist delusions and those who make a break with the disasters of Marx.
The vast majority of far left types in the West are rich people who ended up on thefar left as an act of rebellion or keeping with familial patters of idiocy. The far left is actually more cult like than a coherent political system. There are semi religious meetings with unconditional purpose with basically useless unstable people.
For many of these dolts it is their entire identity.
Thus a relitively sane person like the Duck has a need to mitigate criminals like Ayers and Dorn. Their crimes had zero to do with the Vietnam war except in their deluded fantasies and those of the followers. Any attempt at peoples justice they are so fond of would have the American people lynching the traitors. Ironically the system they abused is what is keeping them alive. Ayers is not repentant and has no business working in any institution that recieves money from the Federal Government.
All student loans and research grants should be suspended until Ayers is shown the door. Let the University President explain how a convicted unapologetic terrorist was hired.
For people like the Duck their whole identity is tied up in the Vietnam era. Sorry Duck but that legacy includes thirty years of Commie represion, boat people, killing fields, reeducation camps and general misery. There was no achievement by the 60's garbage except to spread misery in SE Asia where it lingers today.
Moreover, their unrelenting assault on President Nixon boomeranged and caused Communisms demise under Reagan. Nixon's crime of Watergate pales in comparison to Filegate. Moreover, there are zero accusations of rape or sexual misconduct on the part of Richard Nixon. Monica Crowley who worked as a student intern will gladly tell you she was treated as a daughter by Nixon who was far more clever than Clinton ever was.
If any of you have doubts that there is an emotional and mental health defect with far left types, this book should be required reading.
Beamish in 08