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Pete Seeger dies at 94
Fox News ^ | 1/28/2014 | Fox News

Posted on 01/28/2014 5:58:18 AM PST by Mercat

NEW YORK – Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: 4ththread; antiamerican; communism; folkmusic; hollywoodreds; music; nakedcommunist; obit; obituary; peteseeger; prodictator; seeger
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Never met him. Met his grandson. RIP Pete. Comments?
1 posted on 01/28/2014 5:58:18 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat

Good. The old commie.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 5:59:53 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Mercat
Unlike many conservatives I've *always* loved *some* of the folk music of the 60’s.I don't always agree with the message but,somehow,I still love it.However,Pete Seeger...the “godfather” of modern folk (along with Woody Guthrie) was a rabid,in-your-face,Communist and for that reason I say “rot in hell,Pete”.
3 posted on 01/28/2014 6:01:42 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Mercat
Off to that workers paradise in the sky.

Or some other place.

4 posted on 01/28/2014 6:01:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mercat

Somewhere a solitary Commie is crying.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 6:03:23 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Mercat

Pete Seeger - the smiling musical Communist.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 6:04:29 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Paine in the Neck

He was personally responsible for the “folk movement’ which made pop music a vehicle for Communist propaganda, and he used talented musicians to further his evil agenda.

“Maggie’s Farm” was a direct affront to his self-righteous, imperious, controlling grip on the young talent of the day.

I do not mourn his passing.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 6:04:42 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Paine in the Neck

If he had a hammer (it would be on a red flag with a sickle)


8 posted on 01/28/2014 6:05:35 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: left that other site

there will be more like him.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 6:06:13 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I met and listened to one of his relatives in Canada sing his famous line, “I might be right, I might be wrong, but I’ve got the right to sing this song.” I pointed out that in Canada he didn’t have the right to sing the song, he had the permission and that it was only in the United States with its 1st Amendment that he had the right. Didn’t make me very popular.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 6:07:13 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat

In a different lifetime, I met him. Nothing much, but he played a little song for me when I complimented him. Since then, my eyes have been opened about what the American left is. I hope his family finds peace and turns from leftism.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 6:07:20 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The industry is crawling with them now. The patriotic conservative entertainer/actor/musician is a rarity these days.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 6:07:29 AM PST by left that other site
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To: PghBaldy

I expect Obama to issue a statement.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 6:09:09 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Mercat

shedding no tears


14 posted on 01/28/2014 6:09:56 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: silverleaf
"If he had a hammer (it would be on a red flag with a sickle)"

LOL!! Should be on his headstone!
15 posted on 01/28/2014 6:10:15 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Gay State Conservative; All

—and , like any number of present-day Marxist hypocrites, taking advantage of a semi-capitalist system, he wandered the country obtaining “folk “ songs then copyrighted them for his own enrichment-—


16 posted on 01/28/2014 6:11:22 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Mercat

Honestly, I won’t dance on his grave, but I’m not mourning his loss either. He had a love affair with Mumia Abu Jamal, Che, Fidel, etc. He was great granddaddy of useful idiots.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:57 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Mercat

Never got into his music. Learned some 5-string from his book though. It was pretty good. Still can’t believe how The Weavers butchered “Good Night Irene.”


18 posted on 01/28/2014 6:14:48 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: left that other site
The patriotic conservative entertainer/actor/musician is a rarity these days.

How right you are. The "reverse blacklist" against conservatives and believing Christians is far stronger than the 1950s era blacklist against Communists and their sympathizers. The only media venues where conservatives and believing Christians dominate are in talk radio and country music. Leftist led boycotts invariably fail when they go against persons whose market is supported by conservatives, most notably the boycotts against Rush Limbaugh, Chick-Fil-a, and Duck Dynasty. Conversely, ask the Dixie Chicks how well their careers went after they denounced George W. Bush in England.

19 posted on 01/28/2014 6:18:14 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Mercat

I find it amazing that people like Seeger and Castro can live long, long lives and still not abandon the inane ideology of their youth, despite experiencing a lifetime of its failures. People who are genuine idealogs must be, in a sense, psychopaths.

Well, at least Seeger never killed or imprisoned anybody, to my knowledge, which is much more than I can say for Fidel Castro.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:25 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Mercat

I grew up in the 60s listening to Peter Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio and others. My parents bought the records and I really enjoyed them. They were funny...”The MTA”, and sad, “PollyVon”, “Tom Dooley”...and exciting, “By the Rising of the Moon.”... and most of all, they were beautiful and beautifully sung with amazing harmonies. My dad had a beautiful voice and sang in choruses in college and I think that is where he gained an appreciation for this kind of singing.

As I grew into conservatism, I saw that some of the songs had these left-leaning lyrics, but that has not turned me away from all folk music.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:50 AM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Mercat

No comment.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 6:23:10 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Seeger nailed LBJ back in the 60s.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 6:25:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Mercat

Poor guy keeps dying over and over and over.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116490/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116483/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116481/posts


24 posted on 01/28/2014 6:26:30 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Mercat
I recall a story I heard about Seeger. From the Hitler-Stalin pact in 1939 up until Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in June, 1941, the American commie party was a 'peace party' and used all their propaganda and even some sabatoge, trying to stop US aid to England and Nationalist China.

In the Spring of 41, Seeger recorded a 'peace song' that was released in New York record stores the day before Hitler's invasion of Russia. Seeger spent the next several days running around NYC to all those stores pulling all the records back.

The guy was a Commie and puppet of Stalin first and a 'folk singer' second.

25 posted on 01/28/2014 6:27:17 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Wallace T.

Indeed!

I got my first guitar for Christmas 1963 (Two months before the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show), and so, for a budding guitar player (11 years old) I naturally gravitated towards “Folk” music. I liked Dylan and learned all his early songs. The only Pete Seeger song I used to sing was “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and just by accident found out that Seeger had stolen the song almost verbatim from a Don Cossack Folk Song! Then, there was that time when he tried to cut off Dylan’s electricity at the Newport Folk Festival! I have had no use for Seeger for at least a HALF CENTURY!!!!


26 posted on 01/28/2014 6:27:18 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

So long, you commie bastard.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 6:28:40 AM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: rellimpank

Yes. I remember discovering, in my own musical journey, the “originals” of many of Seeger’s Songs. They weren’t “his songs” at all.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 6:29:32 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Drawsing

Yes...my Dad had all the Kingston trio and PPM records.

Years later, on a Caribbean Cruise, my Mom met Mary Travers (who was the Lounge Singer on the Voyage).

My Mom, who doesn’t miss a beat, said to Mary, “That was a lovely show you did last night. Tell me...are you still a communist?”

Mary, all flustered said, “Uhuh no...but I still CARE.”

(Whatever THAT was supposed to mean! LOL!) I wonder if she will attend Ol’ Pete’s Funeral.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 6:34:30 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Mercat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng2Ls4OA2k4

The Less-Stalinist Version.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 6:35:34 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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(Whatever THAT was supposed to mean! LOL!) I wonder if she will attend Ol’ Pete’s Funeral.

No...I think Mary passed away a few years ago.

31 posted on 01/28/2014 6:39:47 AM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Mercat

He just couldn’t help his love for communism; he must have been elated at the end to see his views triumph in the USA.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 6:40:32 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Drawsing

Ah...thanks. It was in 2009. I don’t know how i missed that.

Probably because it was just before I joined FR.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 6:42:04 AM PST by left that other site
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To: DeFault User

A lot of the American people are just like Seeger though tens of millions now would have never heard of him.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 6:42:23 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Ditto
Exactly! His group, The American Peace Movement, changed its name on December 7th, 1941 to the American People's Movement and took a 180 degree turn to pro-war, knowing which side their bread was buttered on. Later on Burl Ives broke with the group to continue working in show business and Pete was wounded sorely.. communist jacka$$.
35 posted on 01/28/2014 6:42:43 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Mercat

I have had a lifelong pit-of-my-stomach hatred of this clown, including his stupid commie face, his stupid commie voice and his stupid commie stardom. That he was enriched by a central tenet of the society he hoped would fall and be trampled on disgusts me. There’s a gasbag gang of his acolytes that has taken over our State Capital building - who every day invade and sing these gasbag songs over and over and over, it’s Pete Seeeeeeg-er, click!, Pete Seeeeeg-er, click!, Pete Seeeeeeg-er!, click! Sung in in a taunting, pompously sonorous tone by his little commie friends - on and on and on. If I worked there I’d be daydreaming of sending a detachment of Praetorian guards with very sharp swords to collect a few heads. Puke!


36 posted on 01/28/2014 6:44:39 AM PST by februus
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To: Paine in the Neck

An NYC waitress told me he was famous for NEVER tipping. Even for hosting a party of 10 or more. Typical liberal hypocrite..


37 posted on 01/28/2014 6:48:30 AM PST by ArtDodger
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38 posted on 01/28/2014 6:48:34 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Mercat

He spawned a whole generation of creatures that invaded my nice state of Oregon. There were many folk groups that told stories without having to support destruction of everything we’ve built.


39 posted on 01/28/2014 6:49:27 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: left that other site

I watched PPM perform in Tokyo in the 90s and met them back stage. Great show but they were still pushing the communist agenda to the crowd.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 6:53:44 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Drawsing
No...I think Mary passed away a few years ago.

You are correct. Mary passed in 2009, but Pete Yarrow and Paul Stookey are still alive. Unless Mr. Seeger hacked them off, you can almost bet they'll be at the funeral. Fact is...it'll probably be a who's-who of American folk music

As for me....I love the music (overlooking some of the lyrics), but I really do not care about the late Mr. Seeger.

41 posted on 01/28/2014 7:01:23 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Mercat

HE LIVED ON LONG ISLAND, I THINK HUNTINGTON. I USED TO SEE HIM DRIVING IN ON THE EXPRESSWAY IN HIS VOLKSWAGEN


42 posted on 01/28/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: ArtDodger

Yes.

They were very good musicians, and their harmonies raised the level of the songs they sang.

It made their message much more palatable then if they wore dirty worker-boots, Mao jackets,and Lenin Caps with red Stars on them.

This made them MORE insidious than if they had presented communism in all its ugliness.

(Back to Seeger stealing songs and copyrighting them for himself: many of the songs he stole were written by Black Folks. POOR Black Folks. POOR Black Folks who were in PRISON. Or Dead Folks. Or Illiterate Folks. Disenfranchised Folks. Folks who couldn’t fight back, and Folks for whom he claimed to speak and for whose “causes” he claimed to champion!)


43 posted on 01/28/2014 7:02:15 AM PST by left that other site
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To: februus

Yep.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 7:04:33 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ArtDodger

“An NYC waitress told me he was famous for NEVER tipping.”

This was because Seeger was following the example of Leon Trotsky, who never tipped, in the belief that he was inciting revolutionary consciousness in the wait staff.

Anyway, “America’s best loved commie” has finally croaked. Let him now assume his place as First Peoples’ Commissar of Soviet Hell (from the Kingston Trio song).


45 posted on 01/28/2014 7:15:53 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Mercat

Long before I knew who he was, Sesame Street tried to shove him down my throat at least a couple of times a week. Someone should have been up on charges.


46 posted on 01/28/2014 7:16:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: hoagy62

You can bet Bruce Springsteen will be there.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 7:17:19 AM PST by xp38
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To: Theodore R.

Amazing how all these obits are totally dodging the fact that he was one of the most prominent Communists in American history.

“He participated in Occupy Wall Street” was the closest they have come.


48 posted on 01/28/2014 7:18:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: elcid1970

Of course Commies will say that Stalin wasn’t a “real Communist”.

Stalin was the perfect Communist...he applied Marx and Lenin’s theories “To a T.”


49 posted on 01/28/2014 7:19:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mercat

One more oxygen thief who used more than his share and who worked against everything that made him personally rich and comfortable. Good riddance.


50 posted on 01/28/2014 7:24:22 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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