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“Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at.”

Bill Ayers

“If you were against slavery in 1840 and a white person, you would have been against the law, the Bible, your church, your pastor, your parents, common sense, tradition, everything. You would have been against everything.”

Bill Ayers

“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon.”

Bill Ayers

“The end of Students for a Democratic Society is viewed by me and a lot of other people as a terrible sorry in many ways, tragic event even though I participated in it and played some role in it. But I regret a lot of that.”

Bill Ayers

“The US is indeed a terrorist nation. …It’s also the greatest purveyor of violence on earth over the past half century, and the foremost threat to world peace today.”

Bill Ayers

“It’s amazing where the paranoid mind can take you.”

Bill Ayers

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”

Bill Ayers

“I wasn’t part of John Kennedy’s vision of the world, or Lyndon Johnson’s. I thought of them as anti-Communist imperial monsters.”

Bill Ayers

“I get up every morning and think, today I’m going to make a difference. Today I’m going to end capitalism. Today I’m going to make a revolution. I go to bed every night disappointed but I’m back to work tomorrow, and that’s the only way you can do it.”

Bill Ayers

“The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.”

Bill Ayers

“Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country.”

Bill Ayers

“I don’t regret setting bombs.”

Bill Ayers

“I think Bowe Bergdahl, if he deserted, is a hero – I think throughout history we should build monuments to the unknown deserters.”

Bill Ayers

“Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I’ve never considered it a neutral or passive profession.”

Bill Ayers

“I get up every morning and think…today I’m going to end capitalism.”

Bill Ayers

“I’m not so much against the war as I am for a Vietnamese victory. I’m not so much for peace as for a U.S. defeat.”

Bill Ayers

“You need to find a way to live your life, that it doesn’t make a mockery of your values.”

Bill Ayers