Another example is Barack Obama's friend, former Weatherman, William Ayers. Most people believe that the anti-war movement of the 60's was sparked by American hippies and radicals. Actually the anti-Vietnam war movement was initiated by American merchant marines in the 1950's who were vocal about American ships having to carry munitions into Indo China to support the French efforts to preserve and extend their empire there. The U.S. merchant marines were close enough to the U.S. Navy to see the hypocrisy of their nation's proclaimed drug war and the Army and Navy's protection of the poppy fields and sea lanes connecting Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Indo China's Golden Triangle to world markets. Indeed, one of America's biggest drug propagandists was lead singer of the rock group, The Doors, Jim Morrison whose father was the USN Admiral in charge of the Gulf of Tonkin Affair.
Obama's friend William Ayers, whose father was a prominent Chicago industrialist who served on the boards of many of America's military-industrialist corporations, had seen first hand the quagmire one enters when veering right into the forest of Capitalistic-Fascism in the quest for the light of the distant fire. Ayers mixed the fire with explosives and was jailed for being a home-grown terrorist. So like a similar personality, Albert Lasater Maher, who like C. Wright Mills was the descendant of a prominent Texas trailblazer and rancher, Ayers, the Mid-westerner, veered left into the quagmire of Communism's bogs and bungholes, rejecting his prominent father's example perhaps learning at home a contempt for the raw power that General Butler had wielded then rejected," said Offrol who noted that Maher's father, John F. Maher, was shown in the 1979 SEC report of Zapata Corporation to own 5.9% of the common stock--527,964 shares and was domiciled at 2131 San Felipe, Houston, the address for Hobby Communications, the company of former Texas Governor William P. Hobby whose family was intermarried with U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador and San Antonio, TX businessman, Henry Catto. Catto's wife, Jessica Hobby Catto, a prominent San Antonio environmentalist served on the Board of Trinity University, a Presbyterian related college, on whose board serves such notable personalities as former U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush and Presbyterian pastor, Louis Zbinden.