Skip to comments.Rulers for Radicals
Posted on 07/27/2010 5:55:59 AM PDT by AccuracyAcademia
Malcolm A. Kline,
Truly the major media have only scratched the surface, when they have even felt the itch, of the influence of radical left-wing groups in academia. Moreover, these are not all we are saying is give peace a chance types.
The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) have a history of demonstrations that were, well, demonstrative, as did their even more violent spinoff, the Weathermen. Thats what brought both to the attention of the FBI and made them an enduring object of fascination for law enforcement officials.
The fingerprints of [Mark] Rudd, [Bernardine] Dohrn, [Howard] Machtinger and [Billy] Ayers were found at the scene of the Weather Underground Pine Street Bomb Factory in March of 1971, according to declassified FBI documents, Accuracy in Academia staff writer Bethany Stotts has reported.
Inspection of the apartment yielded an amount of explosives and bomb making paraphernalia, the Weather Organization Underground (WUO) FBI file states on page 384. WUO bombs usually contained metal fence staples, Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media editor, noted. This was an anti-personnel weapon designed to maim and kill people, Kincaid argued.
Yet and still, it is not just the ethos of these organizations that passed into the faculty lounge but the original members themselves. Accuracy in Academia has found that one-quarter of the membership in the national council of the SDS has either worked in academia, guest lectured there or written textbooks.
Some are there to this day. In other words, yesterdays persons of interest have become todays persons of influence. The only thing that hasnt changed is their outlook.
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I’m confused about the title RULES FOR RADICALS on a story about the Weathermen.
Rules for Radicals is from Chicago’s Back-of-the-Yards in the 30s by Alinsky. It was used extensively in the 60s and since as an alternative to the traditional civil rights movement that was not Alinsky style, and as an intentional rejectiion of the post-civil rights movements such as the Weathermen, Black Panthers, etc.
Rules for Radicals has little in common with the Weathermen.
The title is Rulers for Radicals.
It’s a play on words.
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