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  •  teacherken, I'm still struggling (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger

    with your attitude toward William Ayers of the Weather Underground, and after seeing Robert Redford's film, "The Company You Keep," I found myself wondering what you might think about its ambivalence toward domestic terrorism. This diary makes me want to ask you again, what the heck are you thinking? I know you forgive him, but isn't that something like right wing forgiveness of right wing domestic terrorism?

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      but as I have said before

      1) I do not approve of bombing/violence as a technique

      2) bombing was intended to do property damage only, not to harm persons

      3) government totally f&*ked up the prosecution, which under our systems is a free get/stay out of jail card

      4) my dealings with Ayers are for the greater part of his lifetime which is one of service to others in urban education

      at this point that outweighs the other things

      and for those who are Christian, I remind them that Paul says to hold fast that which is good

      in the political arena we are willing to make temporary alliances where we agree with all except the most horrid of persons.  I would never cooperate with Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, for example, but I had no trouble with ACLU using Bob Barr as a spokesman against the depredation of rights of the last administration.

      Those who still want to keep after Ayers are far too often those on the extreme right who do not want to admit any point of view other than their own, which is why his participation in a bombing is so terrifying to them

      Now, if you want to discuss the merits or lack thereof of Bill Ayers I suggest you post your own diary and start a separate thread.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:49:43 AM PDT

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