SCOTTDALE, Ga. – Terrorist-turned-education professor Bill Ayers is 68 years old, but he’s still suffering from an identity crisis that’s more common among people a third his age.
Ayers has long described himself as a “small c” communist (whatever that means), but lately he’s been describing himself as an “anarchist” and “freedom fighter.”
He also likes to refer to himself and other educators as “world changers.”
Regardless of how Ayers is branding himself these days, there have been two constants to his lifelong political philosophy: a hatred of free market capitalism and a desire to create a social revolution in the United States.
As Ayers explained to a group of Occupy Wall Street supporters in 2012, “I get up every morning thinking, ‘Today I’m gonna make a difference. I’m gonna end capitalism.’”
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