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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cool. Today he is still a damn good teacher.
    For the children, perhaps. Otherwise, his ideas are very troubling. There is no reason why young teachers should be told that it is a good idea to constantly undermine the administrators, destroy school communication property, and act like it is a good thing to create factions within a school building.

    His anti-establishment behavior seriously ruined the worth of his otherwise blabbering nonsense about education.
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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Government approval of death and destruction doesn't make it inherently "moral."
    Or legal. The bombing of Cambodia was meant to starve the population, which is a war crime and a terrorist policy
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The veitnam war was a controversial war and not everyone agreed with our involvement there.

    Is it really neccesary to reopen old wounds of that era?
    Yeah, that would be like bringing up Bush when discussing Obama!

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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    What's funny is that the common distinction that those on the right are almost always sure to make is the distinction between violence that targets government/military vs. violence that targets civilians. The Weather Underground targeted government buildings, issued evacuation warnings and, if I recall correctly, nobody died in any of the bombings. In much of the Vietnam War, however, civilians were rounded up by some people in the military and killed - sometimes in atrocious, gratuitous ways. Therefore, by the right's own logic (particularly, by the logic of those who have been suggesting violence as response to gun control legislation), the WUO's actions were more legitimate than certain actions in the Vietnam War just as Ayers is saying. Color me surprised that certain people on the right abandon that logic when 1) someone on the left uses it, 2) the American military is criticized.

    *Don't bother responding to me by saying that I approve of the WUO's violence or that I hate American troops or some other predictable response. I don't.
    You couldn't sell that to Gitlin or the others. To them, they became utterly twisted, left in the dust by the other sections of the Left. There's absolutely no reason to defend Ayers.
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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And you know that how? The asshat should still be in jail, he can write his defense of the WU from there.
    Saying he is a renown teacher about philosophy of teaching..


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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Saying he is a renown teacher about philosophy of teaching..
    Have you read his material? It's absolutely bland as hell. Then when you get to the other lessons he wanted to impart on teacher education students, my God. That crap would get you canned so quick.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Yeah, that would be like bringing up Bush when discussing Obama!
    Which in this case, you're the one doing that.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Have you read his material? It's absolutely bland as hell. Then when you get to the other lessons he wanted to impart on teacher education students, my God. That crap would get you canned so quick.
    Yes i have and i found it very interesting and thought provoking.. Teaching for Social Justice. A Democracy and Education Reader.


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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which in this case, you're the one doing that.
    show me how since neither have been mentioned previously?

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    Re: Bill Ayers Defends Weather Underground Bombings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Saying he is a renown teacher about philosophy of teaching..
    "renowned"? No, infamous, yes. He won his fame and carved his niche in academia from it. Just a political Kardashian.

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