…his compatriot Mark Rudd does as Ronald Radosh explains:
After the Columbia strike, when seeking to up the ante, Rudd and his comrades transformed SDS into the group first known as The Weathermen, and later, as The Weather Underground. Unlike his comrade Bill Ayers, who is both unrepentant and who distorts and lies about the Weathermen’s goals and activities, Rudd is reflective and truthful. He does not depict himself, as does Ayers, as someone who was part of the broad peace movement.
Back then, Rudd, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn favored “the necessity for violence in order to end the war and also to make revolution.” They were fighting “a revolutionary war from within the United States,” Rudd explains. When successful, the Weathermen would then build a new revolutionary army staffed by young defectors from the US armed forces.
To achieve these ends they adopted “armed struggle,” as the only way to achieve their revolutionary goals.
Rudd’s book is Underground My Life with SDS and the Weathermen but don’t worry, Radosh’s review informs us that he still thinks the US is evil and he explicitly states that his Dorn’s and Ayers goal was to kill hundreds of US soldiers and their women at Ft. Dix. So honesty hasn’t changed him as much as it could.
It does however have him a mere 29,433 slots behind Mark Levin today at Amazon.
via Powerline. What’s always bothered me about this stuff is how people are so willing to gloss over Ayers attempts at mass murder and make excuses for it? Would do the same with these fellows? If not why not? Both were terrorists and both used the law and system at the time to avoid murder charges.
It’s the same thing, but its Paul Kengor’s anti-anti-communists gone wild..