Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Unrepentant Radical Bomber Bill Ayers Being Paid To Speak At Penn State

Dom Giordano at the Philadelphia Inquirer offers a piece on Penn State hiring unrepentant radical bomber Bill Ayers to speak to students.

Penn State University, which is trying to get past a lot of scandal baggage, is about to add several more big bags. Penn State is paying Bill Ayers a substantial sum to come and speak at Penn State.

Ayers will speak on March 19 and 20, and one topic will be the so called "School-to-Prison Pipeline."

Ayers, of course, was one of the leaders of the Weather Underground, a radical group that opposed the Vietnam War and bombed buildings, resulting in property damage and death. The death came on Feb. 16, 1970, when the group exploded a nail bomb at a San Francisco police station, killing police Sgt. Brian McDonnell.

The Ayers group also attacked the home of New York Supreme Court Justice John M. Murtagh, who was presiding over the pretrial hearings of members of the Black Panther Party over a plot to blow up New York landmarks with Molotov cocktails. I've interviewed Murtagh's son and he recounted the horrors his family faced.

Probably the most infamous Weather action involved three members who were killed when a bomb they were making blew up in their faces in a Greenwich Village townhouse. They had packed the bomb with nails and had planned to explode it at a noncommissioned officers' dance at Fort Dix, N.J., in order to kill military members, their wives and girlfriends.
This is the guy whom Penn State wants to pay thousands of dollars to inspire their students. This unrepentant punk, who has never apologized for these violent actions, will be treated as an esteemed, diverse voice. In what logical world do we bestow respect (and thousands of dollars in speaking fees) to a criminal and domestic terrorist to lecture on a major university campus?

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  1. And Angela Davis -- another repugnant relic from the past -- spoke yesterday at my former college on the Gulf coast. Some enemies-of-the-state simply will not go away. And worse is this: our current culture celebrates their history. I remain baffled by the worshipful attitudes towards anarchists and criminals.

  2. R.T.,

    I agree. They both should be serving time in prison.