Bill Ayers on the Coming Revolution


GEO blogs are part of our mission to provide a platform for co-op practitioners and solidarity economy organizers to share their thoughts and experiences with a wider audience.  Any views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the GEO Collective.  If you would like to start a blog on GEO, please contact editors@geo.coop. If you would like to make a response to the blog author, we encourage you to do so in the comments section below.


On TruthOut.org, a couple of short video interview segments with Bill Ayers. Very down-to-earth and sensible criticism from which all of us should draw comfort and strength. His point about Revolution is that it probably won't be a repeat of the War of Independence, the French Revolution, or the Overthrow of the Czar. It is likely to be more of a process as we come to grips with the changes forced on us by things like oil-depletion, climate-change, and the ongoing financial looting by the Corporate Capitalists and Banksters (that last is my add-on). He's brilliant on what we should be doing and Michael Johnson will probably stand up and cheer Bill's thoughts on the need for internal and transformative change ... I did.

At the end of the second video we get:

"No one should have expected him [Obama] to save us when it was up to us to save ourselves."

It's a summary to remember and an inspiration to trudge on in the good fight.

Regular Contributors: 
Economic Sectors: