Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Last edited by Hoplite; 09-26-10 at 01:32 AM.
See my last post
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Ayers is a former terrorist, yes. What he did was wrong. His choice to honour a killer is bizarre, at best, and really poor taste.
However, his educational work is worthwhile, despite his politics. I don't disagree with his basic pedagogy and research contributions. He's a good education professor/teacher.
Regarding terrorism, it's a bit hypocritical of an American to condemn Ayers without also condemning the United States government, which has been a huge sponser of terrorism around the world, from 1900-present. Most American political heroes had no problem using violence against innocent people to achieve political or economic ends. They even trained terrorists...so long as they were blowing others up. There's little moral difference between terrorism through the pen 1000 miles away and what Ayers did. In fact, we have done worse.
Ayers is a pretty cool guy, I hung out with him a few times. This is lame.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Kudos to the trustees.
אשכנזי היהודי • Белый Россию
y'all don't seem to recall the nyt article that appeared, thru the most peculiar of parallels, on 9-11, 2001, the day the wtc's fell
No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives - In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen - NYTimes.com
"i don't regret setting bombs, i feel we didn't do enough"
didn't do enough of what, professor ayers?
william ayers, 1970: "''kill all the rich people, break up their cars and apartments, bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
all the libs who aren't libs, the commies who recant, the obama supporters who never voted for him---they sure appear to apologize a lot
you may be so stuck inside your doctrinaire ideals you can't see out
but normal nates and nells know hate for what it is
I don't get it Chris Mathews even outed himself over Obama with that tingle up his leg remark, and I have seen video of him saying it more than once.
Aryers is only one of the list of frightening people Obama calls his pals and it's sickeniing.
Last edited by Councilman; 09-26-10 at 08:02 AM.