Thursday, October 09, 2008

Just a Youthful Indiscretion

William Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, were both major players in the SDS and Weather Underground. Yes, this was quite a long time ago, but neither has expressed regrets over their actions or words. Those of you old enough to remember:
Speaking to a Weather Underground "war council" in Michigan in 1969, Dohrn gave a three-fingered "fork salute" to mass murderer Charles Manson. Calling Manson's victims the "Tate Eight," Dohrn gloated over the fact that actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, had been stabbed with a fork in her womb. "Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach! Wild!"1(emphasis mine)
The radicalism of Ayers and Dohrn have only changed in technique. Radicalizing young children is their preferred method today. Same message from the 1960's, different implementation.

Next up: Manson requests parole. Cites youthful indiscretion; wants to teach young children in Chicago.

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