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Mar 30 2015

Ronald Fliegelman: Another Weather Underground Terrorist Turned Teacher

In the 1970s, communist terrorists went from setting off bombs to infiltrating the education establishment. An example is Ronald Fliegelman:

The “bomb guru” for the terrorist group the Weather Underground never served a day in jail — but he did spend decades teaching in New York City classrooms, a new book reveals.

Ronald Fliegelman built explosives for the Weather Underground, a far-left group that launched a domestic bombing campaign in the 1960s and ’70s, including one explosion inside NYPD headquarters.

But when the group dissolved, Fliegelman managed to safely fade away into the square life. For 25 years, he worked as a public special-education teacher, retiring to a quiet life in Park Slope, Brooklyn, according to “Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence” (Penguin Press).

Fliegelman isn’t the only prominent member of the Weather Underground to escape punishment and go into education.

Under the leadership of co-founder Bill Ayers — who went on to become a University of Illinois professor whose political relationship with then-candidate Barack Obama was scrutinized during the 2008 presidential campaign — the group also pushed for a sexual revolution.

Their slogan? “Smash monogamy.”

To achieve their goals, the militant group — popularly known as the Weathermen, derived from the Bob Dylan lyric, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” — embarked on a years-long bombing campaign, targeting places it considered pillars of US imperialism, capitalism, racism and anything contrary to their “ism” of choice: communism.

Bill Ayers went on to launch Barack Obama’s political career from the apartment he shared with fellow terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Compared to that, Fliegelman’s bombs were virtually harmless.

Ronald-Fliegelman
I wonder what Fliegelman taught the kids.

On tips from Sean C and Dean D.




8 Responses to “Ronald Fliegelman: Another Weather Underground Terrorist Turned Teacher”

  1. formwiz says:

    One gets the impression this was one of their agreed-upon fallback positions if the revolution failed.

  2. formwiz says:

    One gets the impression this was one of their agreed-upon fallback positions if the revolution failed.

  3. MAS says:

    What better place to plant, water, and fertilize the Marxist Leninist agenda than government schools? Common Core anyone?

  4. MAS says:

    What better place to plant, water, and fertilize the Marxist Leninist agenda than government schools? Common Core anyone?

  5. Pyrran says:

    Scum should be in prison, worrying about his next sexual encounter.

  6. Pyrran says:

    Scum should be in prison, worrying about his next sexual encounter.

  7. TED says:

    This all happened back when most teachers and democRATS were still for their country. WHO let these CRIMINALS become teachers instead of putting their asses in PRISON?!! This happened when SANITY STILL RULED in this country! WHO let these terrorists run free!

  8. TED says:

    This all happened back when most teachers and democRATS were still for their country. WHO let these CRIMINALS become teachers instead of putting their asses in PRISON?!! This happened when SANITY STILL RULED in this country! WHO let these terrorists run free!

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