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Whatever Became of the SDS?
Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2006 | Matthew Murphy

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 General’s 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 group’s website.

What kind of conferences and discussions were on the agenda for the group? On the convention’s 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 convention’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2congress; academia; activism; alinsky; anarchy; democracy; gramsci; leftistsubversion; protest; sds; subversion; theweatherman; underground

1 posted on 08/08/2006 6:59:52 PM PDT by JSedreporter
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To: JSedreporter

And Rennie Davis?


2 posted on 08/08/2006 7:02:52 PM PDT by toddlintown (IT)
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To: JSedreporter
new ideas and a fresh sense of urgency and moral outrage, is poised to facilitate the growth of the re-emergent student movement.

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.

3 posted on 08/08/2006 7:05:31 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: JSedreporter

I think it became STD?


4 posted on 08/08/2006 7:05:52 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: JSedreporter

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Students for a Democratic Society and the Weatherman Underground Association


5 posted on 08/08/2006 7:06:10 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: IronJack
To borrow a punch line from "I'm gonna git you sucka"...

"They all got government jobs."

6 posted on 08/08/2006 7:08:35 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: JSedreporter

Hillary, How-Weird Dean, what do you mean whatever happened to the Students out to Destroy our Society? The became DemonRATS!!


7 posted on 08/08/2006 7:08:44 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: JSedreporter

Hopefully most of these (SDS) turds died from a drug overdose.

Talk about a good arguement for "retro-active" abortion......


8 posted on 08/08/2006 7:09:24 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

bump

Progressive

Liberal

Coalition

Socialists

Add new political buzzword of the day.


9 posted on 08/08/2006 7:10:14 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: JSedreporter

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.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 7:13:40 PM PDT by KyHammer (Blowed up sir!)
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To: JSedreporter

Weren't these the a$$holes who caused Kent State?


11 posted on 08/08/2006 7:15:07 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: JSedreporter

SDS?
Didn't pennicylin (Sp?) cure that?


12 posted on 08/08/2006 7:15:12 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: JSedreporter

SDS = An anti-american Nazi organization who committed terrorist acts like blowing up buildings on campus.


13 posted on 08/08/2006 7:16:04 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Redbob

When you've reached the SDS level your past the point of no return.


14 posted on 08/08/2006 7:18:34 PM PDT by KyHammer (Blowed up sir!)
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To: JSedreporter

I think the SDS became university professors with tenure. That's only a half-joke.


15 posted on 08/08/2006 7:20:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: JSedreporter
One of my physics professors claimed that the SPS (Society of Physics Students) was a radical offshoot of the SDS. Then he said sadly that he gets fewer and fewer laughs over that joke every year.
16 posted on 08/08/2006 7:24:13 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Loose lips sink ships - and the New York Times really doesn't have a problem with sinking ships.)
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To: JSedreporter
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 General’s list of subversive organizations.

“Dare to struggle, dare to win!”

17 posted on 08/08/2006 7:29:28 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: KarlInOhio
One of my physics professors claimed that the SPS (Society of Physics Students) was a radical offshoot of the SDS. Then he said sadly that he gets fewer and fewer laughs over that joke every year.

He ought to try the "beans are kidney-shaped" joke.

18 posted on 08/08/2006 7:31:04 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: JSedreporter
Image hosted by Photobucket.com i thought they turned into the DLC...
19 posted on 08/08/2006 7:52:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Lancer_N3502A

No. That was George Bush...no, wait, Richard Nixon...nevermind. ;)


20 posted on 08/08/2006 8:59:13 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: JSedreporter

The SDS is the victim of "Roe Syndrome"....while all the Lefties were self-actualizing, aborting, and gaying themselves out of existence, Conservatives and Christians were breeding new generations.

All you have to do is look at Code Pink, and all the elderly, paunchy, embittered doofi (there and at the Camp Casey) to see they're a dying breed.

The Lamont election should've been a slam-dunk, but it was only about a 3 point win. That's because the left is slowly shrinking...and they only have themselves to blame.


21 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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