We weren’t kidding about 1970

YAM documents our quote from the other day:

David Hilliard took the podium before 4,500 to 5,000 students in Ingalls Rink and proceeded to advocate murdering cops: Everybody knows that pigs are depraved traducers that violate the lives of human beings, and that there ain’t nothing wrong with taking the life of a motherfucking pig. The audience started booing. Hilliard called them racists and dared anyone to come up front and stab or shoot him…a light-skinned man ”later found to be a harmless Lebanese architecture student with mental problems ”stumbled toward the stage, Hilliard’s Panther bodyguards tore into him with kicks and punches. The crowd started booing again. Hilliard left the stage with a parting message to the Yalies: Fuck you! All power to all those except those who want to act like a bunch of goddamn racists”…

“Not only will we burn buildings,” Hilliard vowed,”we will take lives.” He implored the white students to join the effort. If you want to break windows, if you want to kill a pig, if you want to burn the courthouse, you would be moving against the symbols of oppression.”

The most amazing thing about May Day is that the faculty essentially voted for a student strike. Classes were cancelled and exams became somewhat optional (pass/fail). Sound familiar? Roger Kimball has some thoughts.

One Response to “We weren’t kidding about 1970”

  1. Neil Says:

    The big glaring difference between today and 1970, of course, is that the radicals are in the government.

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