Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is sponsoring a session with Bill Ayers at Montclair University in Montclair, NJ this Thursday 3/24. The topic is “Education & the New Activism”
Yes, this Bill Ayers:
Described by Discover the Networks as:
- Leader of the 1960s and 70s domestic terrorist group Weatherman
- Having said, “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
- Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
- Currently a professor of education at the University of Illinois
Born in 1944, Bill Ayers, along with his wife Bernardine Dohrn, was a 1960s leader of the homegrown terrorist group Weatherman, a Communist-driven splinter faction of Students for a Democratic Society. Characterizing Weatherman as “an American Red Army,” Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.”
And to give you another sampling of his ideology, Discover the Networks offers some of the thoughts Ayers recounted in his 2001 book Fugitive Days:
Of the day he bombed the Pentagon, Ayers writes, “Everything was absolutely ideal…. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.” He adds:
“There’s something about a good bomb … Night after night, day after day, each majestic scene I witnessed was so terrible and so unexpected that no city would ever again stand innocently fixed in my mind. Big buildings and wide streets, cement and steel were no longer permanent. They, too, were fragile and destructible. A torch, a bomb, a strong enough wind, and they, too, would come undone or get knocked down.”
Ayers named one of his three children after Zayd Shakur (Tupac’s uncle), the Black Panther who was killed during the infamous JoAnne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) shootout on the NJ Turnpike that killed State Trooper Werner Foerster and wounded State Trooper James Harper.
Yep. And Montclair State University thinks it’s a great idea for your kids to be learning about “the interaction between education and activism” from this man.
Complaints? Call Montclair State University at 973-655-4000.
Otherwise, perhaps if you’re a Tea Party member, Republican, Conservative, Right-Leaning Libertarian or simply a pro-Capitalism free-markets kind of soul, I suggest you attend. Thursday, 3/24/2011 , 8:15pm to 10:30pm in University Hall, Room 1030.