Weather Underground Terrorist Bill Ayers Suggests the Civil War Has Already Begun

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As violent and destructive antifa and Black Lives Matter riots continue to ravage American cities like Portland and Kenosha, a self-described communist who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol in the 1970s suggested that America’s second Civil War has already started.

“Am I the only one, or do you feel eerily that we’re living in Kansas, 1859, and that tensions are boiling over, but only years later will people say, ‘Yes, the Civil War began there and then?’” Ayers posted on Facebook.

While Ayers’ Facebook account is not verified, Ayers posted the same statement on his website,

Ayers, who co-founded the Weather Underground in 1969, took part in the bombings of the New York City Police Department headquarters in 1970, the U.S. Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. Since the FBI used illegal tactics against the Weather Underground and the New Left, the government dropped key charges against the Weather Underground and Bill Ayers.

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After his radical career, he settled into academia, where he taught at the University of Illinois. When he retired in 2010, the university denied him emeritus status. The university’s board chair, Christopher G. Kennedy (son of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy), condemned Ayers for dedicating a book “to the man who murdered my father.” Kennedy referred to a 1974 book Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, which Ayers wrote with other Weather Underground members and which the authors dedicated to manny revolutionaries, including the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. Ayers denied dedicating a book to the assassin and suggested that right-wing bloggers started a rumor to that effect.

As for Ayers’ “eery” feeling, he was referring to Bleeding Kansas, a lesser-known precursor to the American Civil War.

In the decade leading up to the Civil War, Southern Democrats fought to extend slavery north and west. The Founders had forged a grand bargain to allow the evil institution of slavery but restrict its spread. In 1820, Congress drew a line, saying that any state north of the line would enter the Union as free while states that entered below the line could have slavery. Yet Southerners started defending slavery as a positive good and arguing for “popular sovereignty,” the notion that white landowners in states north of the 1820 line would vote on whether the state would be slave or free. Abraham Lincoln grew to prominence by opposing this notion.

Has the Second American Civil War Already Started?

The South held tremendous sway in the federal government. In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, opening up Kansas and Nebraska to “popular sovereignty.” Pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers rushed into Kansas, seeking to tip the balance toward their side. The settlers fought and killed one another in a prelude to the Civil War known as “Bleeding Kansas.”

With the benefit of hindsight, Americans see “Bleeding Kansas” as a precursor to — if not the very first tremors of — the Civil War. In one sense, the Civil War had a “soft opening” in 1854, before the main event in 1861.

Ayers was suggesting that the antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in Portland, Kenosha, Seattle, Chicago, and other cities may be a prelude to a much larger conflict, a full-blown civil war. Others on the Left have suggested something similar.

The Portland antifa ally suspected of shooting a Trump supporter said a civil war was “right around the corner.” Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta war-gamed the 2020 election and suggested that Joe Biden may cry foul if he loses, starting off a chain reaction resulting in secession and a civil war. Far-left groups recently came together to prepare for a civil war.

Given Ayers’ violent revolutionary history, the fact that he would suggest that a civil war is brewing seems particularly significant. During his academic career, Ayers gained “stature and high esteem” in the field of education. The American Educational Research Association elected him vice president for curriculum studies. Some of the radical Marxism in academia today traces back to his efforts.

Like Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump represents a long-overdue backlash to a radical Democratic movement seeking to transform America and break the Founders’ compact, the U.S. Constitution. This is not to say that Trump necessarily has the stature of Lincoln — but he does represent the same kind of backlash.

While the Southern Democrats before the Civil War sought to expand the institution of slavery and railroaded the Founders’ grand bargain, leftists today seek to undermine the Constitution and remake America in the name of intersectional “social justice.” Activists demonize Americans who hold conservative views and seek unlimited federal power to champion abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender identity, to deprive Americans of their Second Amendment rights, and to foist leftist ideas in education in the name of diversity.

Trump champions the Constitution while Democrats actively campaign against it, calling for the abolition of the Electoral College and the Senate in order to push their radical agenda. Perhaps for this reason, even liberals like John Podesta suggest that states will secede and spark a civil war on behalf of Joe Biden. Democrats have used American institutions to push their ideas, but now that a backlash against their radicalism has been building, they no longer want to abide by the terms of the agreement.

The South arguably brought the Civil War on itself, and the antifa and Black Lives Matter riots suggest the Left may do something similar. That makes Bill Ayers’ comment all the more chilling.

Let us pray it does not come to that.

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Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

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    1. Bill Ayers will be sought out and WILL be one of the FIRST casualties if/when a civil war breaks out. He may run…he may hide…but he will be apprehended and will pay the ultimate price. He will be NO HERO. The LEFT thinks they have the upper hand but the patriots will prevail and kick their collective butts into the dust-bin of history.

  1. Bill Ayers and his ilk keep whining about a civil war starting they fail to realize that they are a small minority in this country poorly trained and likewise under equipped, if they manage to finally touch off a civil war there will be no police or law for them to hide behind when they get their collective butts kicked clear off this planet, yes there will be casualties and it won’t be pleasant but in the end the country and the constitution will prevail against communism, socialism and tyranny. So my advice to the social malcontents is if you don’t like the form of government here either vote and accept the outcome or get the hell out there are several other countries where you can practice communism to your hearts content

  2. For once in his life old bat crap crazy Bill Ayers is correct. If you are on the side of America & not the domestic terrorists who are burning, looting, killing on the streets, I suggest you arm up if you already haven’t. And, if you have, keep them clean, loaded & handy as there will be a mob coming to where most of us live very soon.
    And, save America. Vote in Conservatives & re-elect Trump!

  3. Civil War began when riots took shape after Floyd killing since all prior riots had a start & end date.
    This is Civil War 2

    1. Tired of seeing Lincoln defended as the “Great Emancipator” when he sought to avoid the South leaving the Union by offering them the Corwin Amendment- a Constitutional Amendment to make slavery permanent and irrevocable where it existed– desperate to keep those southern revenues flowing into the national treasury, disproportionately benefiting the North! Onerous tariffs were the real rub for the South and the reason that southern states seceded. Lincoln only agreed to sign the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, after losing battles and firing generals– in 1863, after he’d provoked war at Fort Sumter in 1861. Clearly, he did not launch the war to free slaves. He offered the job of head of his Army to Robert E. Lee, scion of a prominent political, slave-owning family from a big plantation in Virginia. Lincoln was a white supremacist and racist who wanted to deport freed slaves to Haiti, Liberia or any country that would take them. But slavery was practiced around the world and dates back to ancient times when conquered people were put into chains. Italians and other nations who had slaves are not foolishly trying to erase their history– many tourists trek to Italy to see Roman ruins. Statue toppling and “renaming” jihads are pushed by manipulated, ignorant people who seem to imagine that only their ancestors were persecuted and who are turning a blind eye to current slavery ongoing in Africa, in the Islamic world or in totalitarian states like China where political prisoners are enslaved in re-education camps.

  4. Billy boy and his berniewhore are still due a trial for murder of LEOs back in the 60’s; this time make it “real”, make it “stick” and then HANG THEM IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE, for everyone to witness. There is NO expiration date for murder charges – – IT’S LONG OVERDUE and I have waited, all these years, to see those two face REAL JUSTICE!

  5. Bill Ayers groomed Obozo the Clown. The guy has done some disgusting stuff and why the douche bag isn’t still in prison is a damn good question. Maybe a civil war has begun but you usually need two sides to have a war and so far it’s only been one side. A side filled with snowflakes morons brainwashed by college professors who are too lazy to comb their hair. One of these snowflakes when confronted took to the fetal position and started crying. If a real war breaks out it may be a short lived one as the leftists idiots will soon find themselves badly out numbered and out gunned.

    1. Exactly! My sentiments precisely. Couldn’t have said it better. At present these protesting “peaceful” thugs resorting to terrorist actions such as burning, looting, beatings and rioting, etc. have a false sense of security because they have not actually been rounded up, arrested, convicted and spent proper jail time. Most of them will turn tail and run when confronted with REAL police/civil action.

  6. Bill Ayers said it all. The Southern Democrats demanded to keep slavery. Now the Democrats demand to make all Americans slaves. Hang on to your guns boys!

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