Friday, May 06, 2005

Which Way Is the Wind Blowing?

I showed my students the latest documentary on the Weather Underground this week. I cannot get this film out of my head. I can't believe how drawn in I am with these people. I have read Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder, I know that terrorism most of the time doesn't work, I want and am working for people to organize unions and social movements to radically change society but I can still see the moral outrage and feel the impotence these radicals felt and understand their compulsion to want to blow things up. A must see. One of my favorite lines is by Mark Rudd when he says, I paraphrase, "most people don't understand the economic and political power of the United States and the violence they were inflicting on the people of southeast Asia and the world. We didn't know what to do with that information, I still don't know what to do with this information."

1 comment:

Rafael said...

oooh, i read that Lenin book a few years ago because i am a huge dork like that.