LETTER: Shameful That Bill Ayers Speaking At Highline College; Take Our Poll
Your paper recently announced the speech to be given by Bill Ayers at Highline Community College (see our story here). I am dismayed.
With the recent shootings in Arizona and the subsequent heated debate about threats against public officials, I am aghast at the description given Ayers as an activist. You must surely be aware of his past connection with the Weather Underground and their terrorist activities to bomb government buildings and kill the public employees therein. You must surely be aware of his book Prairie Fire which he, Ayers, dedicates to Sirhan Sirhan the murderer of Sen. Robert Kennedy.
An activist? Really?
Let me inform you how one of the Kennedy’s feels about Bill Ayers. Chris Kennedy, Robert Kennedy’s son, sits on the University of Illinois board and spoke out at the thought of Bill Ayers being given “emeritus” honor at the University. Chris stated to the board, “I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy.”
Now as part of Martin Luther King Jr’s event Bill Ayers is to be a guest speaker. Recall if you will that Mr. King was very much a “peace” activist. How incredulous it is that a terrorist activist is given seat of honor at a peace activist’s remembrance. How disgusting. How shameful of the Board at Highline Community College.
And it is wondered why all these killings continue.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: What do YOU think of Highline College having Bill Ayers as a guest speaker? Please take our Poll below, or leave a Comment below. You can also email us a “Letter to the Editor” by clicking here. Be sure to include your real name and a way to contact you, and, pending our review, we’ll most likely post it.]