Originally Posted by SDW2001
Holy Christ! A man running for President is friends with an actual terrorist
(who says he wishes he committed more terror in his day) and it's a non-issue!??!?!
Click these links, don't worry SDW, your house won't explode.
William Ayers explains how and why his quotations in the reputed NYT article (and other media outlets) were taken out of context and were distorted.Episodic Notoriety–Fact and Fantasy
I’M SORRY!!!! i think….
Day in and day out I go about my business, I hang out with my kids and my grandchildren, take care of the elders, I go to work, I teach and I write, I organize and I participate in the never-ending effort to build a powerful movement for peace and social justice; now and then (and unpredictably) I appear in the newspapers or on TV with a reference to my book Fugitive Days, a memoir of the revolutionary action and militant resistance to the Viet Nam War—the years of miracle and wonder—and some fantastic assertions about what I did, what I said, and what I believe. The other night, for example, I heard Sean Hannity tell Senator John McCain that I was an unrepentant terrorist who had written an article on September 11, 2001 extolling bombings against the U.S., and even advocating more terrorist bombs. Senator McCain couldn’t believe it, and neither could I.
“We did the right thing” was taken again and again to be evidence of an obtuse refusal to apologize, proof that my various wrong-doings had not been adequately recognized. I’ve failed to fess up, I’m told, and my transgressions, then, are enduring, on-going. Without a full-throated confession, whole-hearted and complete, uncomplicated by fact or detail or even by my own interpretations, and then, without the crucial detail, saying the words, “I’m sorry,” something vital is missing.
Also, being an old fart like me I vaguely recall the Weathermen and their nasty deeds. There was a documentary on it that explains their purpose and their acts of domestic terror. Of which in most cases caused only property damage. The only time lives were regrettably (luckily, depending on one's view of them) lost were their own when they blew themselves up constructing bombs. After that incident, the group quickly became disarrayed and split up, disavowed and gone from time.The Weather Underground, 2002 documentary.
Whether the federal authorities overstepped their legal boundaries in pursuing the Weathermen doesn't matter, because I believe the charges against them were not unfounded. Neither do I condone their actions. But time heals emotional wounds and property damage. Ayers has no more ties with domestic terrorism
and has become a Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, an anti-poverty, philanthropic foundation.
Get over your hate (or ignorance) and move on to more relevant topics.