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“In a Not-Remotely-Comic Strip, Bill Ayers Weighs In on What He Meant By ‘We Didn’t Do Enough’ to End Vietnam War” William Ayers

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/in-a-not-remote.html

It reads:

“From his Chicago home, Bill Ayers responds to the ‘We didn’t do enough,’ statement, a soundbite echoing ad nauseam through the media.”

Says the Ayers cartoon: “It’s impossible to get to be my age and not have plenty of regrets. The one thing I don’t regret is opposing the war in Vietnam with every ounce of my being.

“During the Vietnam war, the Weather Underground took credit for bombing several government installations as a dramatic form of armed propaganda. Action was taken against symbolic targets in order to declare a state of emergency. But warnings were always called in, and by design no one was ever hurt.

“When I say, ‘We didn’t do enough,’ a lot of people rush to think, ‘That must mean, “We didn’t bomb enough s—.”‘ But that’s not the point at all. It’s not a tactical statement, it’s an obvious political and ethical statement. In this context, ‘we’ means ‘everyone.’

“The war in Vietnam was not only illegal, it was profoundly immoral, millions of people were needlessly killed. Even though I worked hard to end the war, I feel to this day that I didn’t do enough because the war dragged on for years after the majority of the American people came to oppose it. I don’t think violent resistance is necessarily the answer, but I do think opposition and refusal is imperative.”

I don’t think violent resistance is NECESSARILY the answer?

Obama’s Terrorist Pal Ayers Weighs In

http://paganpower.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/obamas-terrorist-pal-ayers-weighs-in/

Pagan Power is not having any of this:

Today ABC News has published a cartoon Ayers made for his blog in which he casts himself not as a radical terrorist, but instead as an American patriot. Just take a look at the shirt he made for himself to wear. Like he is Captain Frickin America. It is reprehensible on so many levels that I cannot begin to describe my outrage.

As someone that lived during that time and was a member of the PEACE movement, I recall only too well how the actions of the Weather Underground and their affiliates destroyed everything that the sincere movement to bring about real peace and change attempted to birth. The public began to wrongly associate our efforts with the dangerous and misguided action of these radicals. The movement lost credibility and the country moved on.

“Judy Collins – Turn Turn Turn”


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