RUSH: This is Duncan in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hi, Duncan. Nice to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hello Rush. How are you doing today? It’s an honor to talk to you.
RUSH: Great, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: And the reason why I wanted to call in today was I’m a student here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and they just announced yesterday that they had invited William Ayers to come speak at the university. And, you know, I was pretty upset about that.
RUSH: Yes, I think it’s November 15th, nine o’clock in the morning. It’s after the election.
CALLER: Yes, that’s correct. But still, you know, I kind of feel like they’re providing him a platform to spout his anti-American socialist agenda. I mean, he’s an unrepentant terrorist and in my view he’s no different than that Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. The only difference is Timothy McVeigh was caught and Ayers was acquitted.
RUSH: Ayers beat the rap. Yeah, Ayers beat the rap. That’s not the important thing now. What’s happening with Ayers is that the highfalutin members of academe all over the country are circling the wagons, just like they had at Duke University in Durham, all the faculty signed this thing condemning the lacrosse team and praising the lying-through-her-teeth rape victim. So now faculties across the country are circling the wagons to protect Ayers because Ayers is one of them. He is a huge leftist. He is a radical professor of education in Chicago. But it’s more than that. What he has done… I mean, just two years ago he was down in Venezuela praising Hugo Chavez, a socialist dictator for his education policies. The education policies in Hugo Chavez’s school are all about overthrowing capitalism and establishing the greatness and the brilliance of socialism in as much of the world as possible. That’s what Ayers is doing. Ayers is devising curricula that is being used a lot of public schools around the country. He is advising and training teachers how to teach kids to be reactionaries, radicals; and not teaching them math, science, and all this sort of stuff. So he’s being rewarded. He’s being praised by other academics as they circle the wagons to try to protect him, sort of like when the media circled the wagons around Dan Rather after Rather made up the story about Bill Burkett and Bush’s National Guard service. These people are holding together, and they’re trying to protect one of their own.
CALLER: This is the guy that they’re inviting to come and speak, you know, and it’s just… You know, a lot of people have outrage on that.
RUSH: He’s one of them. Look, I hate to tell you, Duncan, but he’s one of them. They admire him. They respect him. They are trying to prop him up. This guy wrote glowingly of Ward Churchill, Bill Ayers did.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Well, I just don’t think that it’s something that should be done, and a lot of people have called in and voiced outrage about that, too. Giving this guy a platform like that I don’t think is a good idea at all.
RUSH: Well, here’s the thing about universities. I always believe, even though I did not like the campus. It just was not a place for me. Campi, too many people there conforming with everything. It’s a factory.
RUSH: You gotta conform. I felt like I was in prison any time I was in any classroom. But I always thought that college campi were supposed to be citadels for the free and open exchange of all ideas. Maybe in the past they have been, but they’re no longer that. They are indoctrination centers for radical leftism.
RUSH: So under normal circumstances, if they want to bring Bill Ayers in, let ’em bring him in. What will happen is if they tried to bring in, say, well, a well-known conservative academic, that’s when the protests happen. That’s when the students at the University of Nebraska will be ginned up and try to stop that person from speaking. I don’t know that you’re going to see too much of that with Ayers.
CALLER: And I haven’t heard anything about that, either —
RUSH: No —
CALLER: — as far as the students or anything like that.
RUSH: Let’s face it. Nine o’clock in the morning, even in Lincoln the bars stay open late. There aren’t going to be all that many people out of bed to go over there. Let me check the date. What was it? I’ll find it real quick here what day of the week was. This is going to be crucial, in determining the presidency. Oh, hell, maybe I got the date wrong. The 15th is a Saturday. That can’t possibly be. I think I got the date wrong. Do you know the exact date that he’s coming in?
CALLER: I don’t. I don’t. They just said that it was next month.
RUSH: Maybe it’s the 25th, which is a Tuesday. It can’t be the 15th and that’s a Saturday and Nebraska is playing football that day somewhere. So anyway, Duncan, I know some Nebraska alums and they are like you. They think the world’s coming to an end. ‘How can this possibly happen?’ But all the leftists are circling their wagons to try to protect the guy ’cause he’s properly under assault here.