Saturday, November 15, 2008

Defending Ayers Teaching Views?

University of Nebraska has been given a lot of heat lately for uninviting unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. I agree with their decision but others certainly disagree.

Omaha World Herald has an article in defense of Bill Ayers. The "puff piece" is written by Jeffrey Robb. Upon reading it two sentences stood out:
In one paper available on his Web site, Ayers equates teaching to a single spark that can start a prairie fire.

"Teachers might not change the world in dramatic fashion, but we certainly change the people who will change the world," he wrote in his paper.
Apparently the author is unaware what Ayers is referencing when he speaks of "prairie fire".Prairie Fire is a communist manifesto written by Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and two other Weather Underground members. It was dedicated to, among others, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

They openly admitted they were a communist guerrilla organization hell bent on overthrowing our government by working with our enemies.

Zombie is credited for discovering the book. If you haven't read Zombies entry on this I encourage you to do so.

Meanwhile, I wonder how the U of Nebraska's faculty and students "teach in" protest went. They believe uninviting Ayers is a threat to academic freedom.

Cross posted at Jawa Report

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