[Marxism] Seymour/Ayers

Ethan Young ethanyoung at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 2 20:44:51 MST 2008

As one who thrilled to Ayers's antics in 1969 and disdained the SWP's
antiwar mmvmt strategy, I do declare that Fred Halstead has certainly
gotten more right on since his death.

>I just listened to Doug Henwood's interviews with Richard (Lenin's Tomb) 
Seymour and Bill Ayers at http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html.

What a contrast. Richard is erudite and razor-sharp and Ayers is an 
oozing pile of platitudes. When Doug asks Ayers what he hoped to 
accomplish by setting off bombs at office buildings (he uses a rather 
droll formulation: Did you hope to inhibit capital's ability to 
reproduce itself--totally lost on the leaden Ayers), Ayers replies that 
the Weathermen were issuing a "screaming warning". At the time Fred 
Halstead of the SWP described such behavior as a 3 year old lying down 
on the floor holding his breath until his face turned blue.

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