Skip to comments.Whatever Became of the SDS?
Posted on 08/08/2006 6:59:50 PM PDT by JSedreporter
The press release announcing their first national convention in over 37 years read, When SDS [Students for a Democratic Society ] splintered at its national convention in Chicago in 1969 it was the most influential and powerful organization of student activists in the U.S., the organization said. Thirty-seven years later, once again in Chicago, a new generation of SDS, with new ideas and a fresh sense of urgency and moral outrage, is poised to facilitate the growth of the re-emergent student movement.
The SDS was the spawning ground of some professors who have long since been tenured. Before it went into hibernation, it regularly made the then-existent U.S. Attorney Generals list of subversive organizations.
The new SDS is multi-generational and members of the new generation of SDS will share the convention with members of the Movement for a Democratic Society, an affiliated organization for non-students, including former SDS members, under the SDS banner, according to the groups website.
What kind of conferences and discussions were on the agenda for the group? On the conventions website, some of the conference/discussion titles include Creating and Sustaining a Continuing Anarchist Revolution, White Privilege, and Understanding the Corporate Takeover of Higher Education. They also had caucuses that included, Marxian Caucus, the Queer/Trans Caucus, and of course the Anarchist Caucus.
At the bottom of the conventions homepage is a cartoon drawing of what looks to be SDS members facing security guards in a school hallway. Underneath the drawing are the words Dare to struggle, dare to win!
The group also boasts its popularity amongst a new era of students around the world in their press release, saying The timeliness of the rebirth of SDS is demonstrated by its phenomenal growth. In its first six months of existence SDS already claims over 1000 members registered nationally and countless more involved at the local level. It has also already expanded into an international organization, with chapters in Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, and New Zealand; a testament to SDS commitment to solidarity across, and in spite of, borders.
Matthew Murphy is an intern at Accuracy in Academia.
And Rennie Davis?
The Left hasn't had a new idea since the New Deal. But I can certainly understand their having a sense of urgency: they're dying of loneliness. And their moral outrage comes from the fact that nobody is listening to their self-righteous indignation.
Translation: a bunch of old hippies are desperate to pass on their legacy of hostility and socialistic idealism, so they invented some imaginary friends to hang out with.
I think it became STD?
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Hillary, How-Weird Dean, what do you mean whatever happened to the Students out to Destroy our Society? The became DemonRATS!!
Hopefully most of these (SDS) turds died from a drug overdose.
Talk about a good arguement for "retro-active" abortion......
Add new political buzzword of the day.
Just when you think liberals can't possibly get any more stupid, SDS comes along and takes a giant leap backward. I hope they know the dope is a whole lot stronger now. Hey, maybe thats why the dims are de-evolving so rapidly.
Weren't these the a$$holes who caused Kent State?
Didn't pennicylin (Sp?) cure that?
SDS = An anti-american Nazi organization who committed terrorist acts like blowing up buildings on campus.
When you've reached the SDS level your past the point of no return.
I think the SDS became university professors with tenure. That's only a half-joke.
Dare to struggle, dare to win!
He ought to try the "beans are kidney-shaped" joke.
No. That was George Bush...no, wait, Richard Nixon...nevermind. ;)