Re: Is Bill Ayers a Terrorist?
I think that the question leads one to believe something true that simply isn't.
The question is "IS Bill Ayers a terrorist?". The answer is no. Had the question been "WAS Bill Ayers a terrorist?", the answer would have been yes. Let's further the analysis by asking the same type of question on a different topic.
Is George H. W. Bush a teenager? No. Was George H. W. Bush a teenager? Yes. Just because something was, doesn't mean it is and vice-versa.
I think that Ayers committed horrible crimes, does that mean he is still committing crimes? No. Now some will argue that once a terrorist always a terrorist. This is not true. History proves that this is not the case. Sadat, Begin, Quaddafi...
So from an academic point of view... No. He's not a terrorist.
Originally Posted by Johnny Cash
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.