Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bill Ayers to Speak at Minnesota State University Today

Lightening rod!?!?

Education reformer??

Umm. Isn't he a domestic terrorist? 

"Ayers, 68, co-founded Weather Underground, a group that in the late 1960s and early 1970s became known for bombing government buildings in opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War – including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the New York City Police Department. Charges linking him to bombings were dropped in 1974 due to government misconduct, including illegal FBI wiretaps."

The fawning-it makes me barf: Listen to this man-crush gush:

“One of the reasons we asked him to come to campus is that certainly he’s one of the country’s greatest minds when it comes to teaching for democracy and trying to make not only schools and universities, but our whole society socially just,” he said.

“We’re really fortunate to have him because certainly he’s made a lifetime of contributions to students and teachers and faculty, and even on a larger scale than that.”