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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

How can so many of the Weathermen be associated with Education? Where is the Background check?

Widely known members of the Weather Underground include Kathy Boudin, Mark Rudd, Terry Robbins, Ted Gold, Naomi Jaffe, Cathy Wilkerson, Jeff Jones, Eleanor Raskin, David Gilbert, Susan Stern, Bob Tomashevsky, Sam Karp, Russell Neufeld, Matthew Landy Steen, Joe Kelly, Brian Flanagan, Laura Whitehorn and the still-married couple Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. Most former Weathermen have successfully re-integrated into mainstream society, without necessarily repudiating their original intent.

Mark Rudd ...........Mark William Rudd (born June 2, 1947) is a political organizer, mathematics instructor, and anti-war activist, most well known for his involvement with the Weather Underground.

Terry Robbins (October 4, 1947 – March 6, 1970) was an American far left activist. A key member of the Ohio Students for a Democratic Society (The S.D.S.).

Theodore "Ted" Gold (December 13, 1947 – March 6, 1970)[1][2] was a member of Weatherma

Gold died on March 6, 1970 in the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion at 18 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village, New York.[14][15] Diana Oughton and Terry Robbins also died in this explosion, in which Robbins and Oughton were building a nail bomb[16] intended for a Fort Dix military dance event. Kathy Boudin and Cathy Wilkerson both survived the explosion.[17] John Jacobs, the other member of the collective, was not present and went underground after the blast.

Naomi Esther Jaffe (born 1943) is a former undergraduate student of Herbert Marcuse and member of the Weather Underground Organization

Cathy Wilkerson lives in Brooklyn, and is the mother of an adult daughter. Wilkerson spent the last 20 years teaching mathematics in high schools and adult education programs

Eleanor E. Raskin née Stein; (born March 16, 1946) was a member of Weatherman. She is currently an associate professor at Albany Law School, teaching transnational environmental law with a focus on catastrophic climate change.

David Gilbert (born October 6, 1944) is an American radical leftist organizer and activist who is currently imprisoned at Auburn Correctional Facility. Gilbert was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of the Weather Underground Organization. After about ten years underground, he was arrested in October 1981, along with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals including Kathy Boudin, his partner and mother of Chesa Boudin. The details of his arrest are included in the entry on Kathy Boudin in the section entitled "1981 Brinks Robbery." He and she both participated in that robbery and were sent to prison for their part in the resulting murders of Nyack police officers Waverly Brown and Edward O'Grady and Brinks guard Peter Paige. (In 2004 the US Post Office in Nyack was renamed in honor of the slain men.)

Susan Ellen (Tanenbaum) Stern (January 31, 1943 – July 31, 1976) was an American political activist.[1] She was a member of the prominent anti-Vietnam War groups Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Weatherman and the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF).

Matthew Landy Steen (born August 22, 1949) is a former member of the Weather Underground, a New Left activist and editor of Berkeley Tribe in the 1960s. He was indicted for bank robberies in the early seventies used to finance underground Weathermen activities; Steen was also once suspected of involvement in the 1970 Park Precinct Police Station bombing in San Francisco.

Brian Flanagan Born October 20, 1946Manhattan, New York Known for

former member of the 1960s radical left group Weather Underground

Laura Jane Whitehorn was born in April 1945

Bernardine Dohrn http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/b...

William Charles "Bill" Ayers (born December 26, 1944)[1] is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s radical activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group[2] that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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I know cause and effect is hard for Liberals but let me explain it this way. When these people who studied at Russian and Cuban Universities and their goal was to overthrow the US government killing 3 innocent people with bombs and thankfully themselves I don't think they were harmless. They were young now they are part of the establishment if you bothered to read any of it. Largely in Education.

Think there is a connection?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    They have been granted immunity by the cumbya set.

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  • Tori
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I don't know how old you are, but as someone who was around during the 60s, I can tell you that you need to understand these actions in the context of the times. There was a tremendous amount of anger felt by the baby boomer generation toward the government. It was the first war watched on TV every night with pictures of bloodied bodies and a daily death toll.

    We saw our friends come home maimed or in body bags and watched the horrific images of young innocent Vietnamese children burned by napalm. Peaceful protests against this senseless war seemed to go unheard and people continued to die for no good reason. It appeared that people were dying in either a silly idealogical chess game or to support corporate profits, but for whatever reason, not in the best interests of the vast majority of people in our country.

    It is out of this frustration and powerlessness that the 60s militant groups took root. They were intelligent, educated, thoughtful idealists who believed the country had been hijacked and turned into a senseless, power hungry war machine and tried to draw attention to the problem and increase the pressure to create policy changes. Their methods can certainly be questioned, but I think their motives were to bring the government back to follow the wishes of the people - not the corporations.

    Yes, it makes sense that many had a career in education because they were thinkers and philosophers and wanted to make the world a better place. I'm not sure where you got the idea that these people studied at Russian and Cuban Universities. I would like to see sources supporting that claim.

    I guess the question is this - Were these activists who were trying to stop the war any more guilty of un-american activity that the politicians that sent us into it? Corporations and wealthy individuals who profit from war wine and dine and donate to politicians' campaigns and thereby purchase votes and influence policies to benefit them. Where are the background checks for politicians?

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  • 7 years ago

    Needless to say, neither I nor anyone else will read this. I'll just answer your question this way: Do you know that the '60's were fifty years ago?

    Edit: Their goal was not to overthrow the US government. It was to stop the Vietnam War. It's just that back then, people thought protesting against the government about anything was terrorism. Sure, there were a few anarchists among them, but that wasn't the main thrust of the organization.

    Now you can pretend that you know what an education at a Russian or Cuban university would have taught them, but since they were such awful countries back then, do you really think they learned to love "communism", neither of which countries were? And you also insist that no one changes their mind over a fifty year span. Is that really what you believe? What country's university taught you such an unreal belief?

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  • jest
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Relies on the organisation. Some do, some don't. I know that after I was once in highschool, they let any person substitute which they didn't do a heritage assess on schooling/work. He became out being a sexual predator and had locked us in the room and persons out of the room if they left - and he certainly not did graduate excessive university nor went to university. He was once asking individuals where they lived and did sexual gestures toward us students. It was horrible. He used to be kicked off the premises, went to jail with a $25,000 bail and his brother bailed him out the next day to come (his brother became out being a attorney)........ Moral of the story - watch out of your history since you can not ever comprehend who'll check it and who wont..............

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  • LJ
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The Weather Underground hasn't been active for 30 or 40 years!

    What ARE you talking about!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The Weather Underground never hurt anyone but themselves. They vandalized some property, and two of their own members blew themselves up while making a bomb - which was intended to vandalize property.

    So, whether they're "terrorists" depends on how you define the term. They definitely damaged office buildings as part of political activism, but they had a strict policy to never try to hurt anyone.

    For that reason, their crimes aren't seen as so great that they need to be locked up for life or anything like that.

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  • 7 years ago

    Wow, way to flog a 50-year-old talking point.

    You do realize that most of these people are dead or retired?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    They are terrorist and should be sent to Guantanamo.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Liberal administrators.

    Source(s): LL
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