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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

William Ayers and "Social Justice"

Another word that we hear frequently in contemporary politics, in addition to hope and change, is social justice, but it been given a new definition. Social justice is now leftwing jargon for the agenda of revolutionaries trained by the Saul Alinsky system. Social justice is pushed hard in the public schools. A major advocate of social justice teaching is President Obama's longtime friend, William Ayers. They worked together in Chicago before Obama got into Democratic Party politics. William Ayers was a founder of the infamous Weather Underground, the organization that set bombs in the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon. He escaped prosecution only because of government mistakes in collecting evidence against him. He later said, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." After that, he decided that he could carry out his revolutionary work as a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

William Ayers' views are as radical as ever. He is a leading advocate of social justice teaching; that means getting students to believe they are victims of an unjust, oppressive, racist America, so they become targets for Obama's message. Social justice teaching really means overthrowing American traditions of individual justice and free-market economics. William Ayers' writings and lectures are widely used in public-school teacher training. The code words for the William Ayers curriculum are social justice, transformative vision, imperialism, oppression, critical pedagogy, liberation, capitalist injustices, critical race theory, queer theory, multiculturalism, and feminism. William Ayers sees his work on college campuses as carrying on his radicalism in a new sphere. He trains teachers to be revolutionaries and community organizers.

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