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Totalitarian Troubadour: We shouldn’t forget that Pete Seeger was Communism’s pied piper.
National Review ^ | 01/29/2014 | John Fund

Posted on 01/29/2014 7:23:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind



TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: communism; music; peteseeger

1 posted on 01/29/2014 7:23:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Talent...meh....anybody can do folk music.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 7:27:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
another GOOD commie...
3 posted on 01/29/2014 7:27:58 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind

NY politician floats idea of naming new Tappan Zee Bridge for Pete Seeger
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116981/posts


4 posted on 01/29/2014 7:31:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why bother to honor him for anything at all? I don’t care if he was a good musician. He did evil most of his life. I don’t care if he thought it was good. He did objective evil. He urged other people to evil. And he used his talent for evil.

I see no reason to honor anything. Hitler was a talented speaker. Big deal.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 7:33:09 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Bridge is My Bridge? This Bridge is Your Bridge?


6 posted on 01/29/2014 7:34:06 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: dfwgator

Absolutely right. Not worth listening to.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 7:35:04 PM PST by Misterioso (A man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. --- Ayn Rand)
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To: SeekAndFind

he’s up there with Che’.......santified piece of horse manure....


8 posted on 01/29/2014 7:36:51 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: SeekAndFind
I have often wondered how Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash were able to get along with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. I have heard of odd couples, but they really were a strange quartet. All talanted as hell but politically as different as day and night.
9 posted on 01/29/2014 7:39:04 PM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: ModelBreaker
communists are just elitist who want power to control all the peasants.....that is all there is to it...

the elite communists in the Soviet bloc have the best homes,vacations,health care,cars, etc...

its not about fairness nor equality....

10 posted on 01/29/2014 7:39:06 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t even know this guy’s name.

What is a president doing talking at length about a singer in the so-called State of the Union?


11 posted on 01/29/2014 7:40:11 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Unfortunately, calling Seeger a Communist (which is what he was) wouldn't even be considered an insult today. Most folks actually believe that every horror the Communists committed was totally justified by their "good intentions" to create a "new man."

Hitler (y'sh"v!) is not hated for being a dictator, a war monger, or someone whose word in treaties was meaningless. All his notoriety comes from the fact that he was a "bigot." Bigotry is the supreme crime, greater even than mass murder. If Hitler had killed all those millions to achieve "social justice" rather than to eliminate "inferior non-Aryans" no liberal would have a thing to say against him. This is why the evil of Stalin, Mao, et al, are not considered on a par with that of Hitler. Hitler's equivalent (according to liberals) is Archie Bunker.

Just as "bigotry" tainted everything Hitler did and earned him classification as "evil," so all Communist dictators, because they were "against bigotry," are considered saints, regardless of what they did.

Anti-Communism is now considered just another form of intolerable reaction and "bigotry."

12 posted on 01/29/2014 7:40:41 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Tupelo

From Johnny Cash’s hit song “The One on the Right Was on The Left”:

“Now this should be a lesson if you plan to start a folk group
Don’t go mixin’ politics with the folk songs of our land
Just work on harmony and diction
Play your banjo well
And if you have political convictions keep them to yourself”

That’s probably how they got along. Cash probably just ignored Willie and Kris when they started talking politics.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 7:45:04 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: ModelBreaker

Yeah, I don’t dismiss the artist from their craft. If they’re commie POS’ then they don’t get my money. Not directly anyway.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 7:46:55 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Tupelo

RE: I have often wondered how Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash were able to get along with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. I have heard of odd couples, but they really were a strange quartet. All talented as hell but politically as different as day and night.

During our yearly thanksgiving reunion, the patriarch of our family had one rule we all should follow -— NO DISCUSSION OF POLITICS IN THE DINNER TABLE. We’ve followed it for decades and everything has been peaceful and pleasant through the years.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 7:49:28 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Plow Under--The Almanac Singers (1941)--from the album "Songs for John Doe"
"The lend-lease-give program is the New Deal's triple-A foreign policy; it will plow under every fourth American boy."--Sen Burton K. Wheeler (D-Mont.), January 12, 1941
Do you remember when the AAA
Killed a million hogs a day?
Instead of hogs, it's men today
Plow the fourth one under.

Refrain
Plow under, plow under, Plow under
Ever fourth American boy.

They said our agricultural
System was about to fall.
From Washington, they sent a call:
Plow the fourth one under.

Refrain

The price of cotton wouldn't rise,
They said we have to fertilize
And so on us they turn their eyes.
Plow the fourth one under.

Refrain

They said our system wouldn't work
Until we killed the surplus off,
So now they look at us and say,
Plow the fourth one under.

Refrain

Any ignorant mule does know
Better to step on a cotton row,
But there ain't no mules in Congress, so,
Plow the fourth one under.

Refrain

Now, the politicians rant,
A boy's no better than a common plant.
But we are here to say you can't
Plow the fourth one under.

Final Refrain

Plow under, don't you plow under,
Don't you plow under every fourth American boy.

Now, don't you plow under, don't you plow under,
Don't you plow under every fourth American boy.

16 posted on 01/29/2014 7:57:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

He wrote a song praising Stalin I understand.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 8:02:20 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer

Loathsome.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 8:09:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dfwgator
Talent...meh....anybody can do folk music.

THAT is for sure. Besides having NO TALENT Pete Seeger was a pimp.
Thank you Don Corleone.

19 posted on 01/29/2014 8:09:31 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

Reading the summary of his actions around WWII vindicates my view of just commies first embraced Hitler, then why they turned against him and all “fascism”.

They have never let that go and since have called US on the opposite side “fascists”, as if they are so different from the real thing.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 8:10:35 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG, bad enough, but right as I saw your post the weather channel was just showing a pix of the Tappan bridge! Omen?


21 posted on 01/29/2014 8:11:59 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ModelBreaker

SOTU should not have any entertainer honored for any reason. It is off-topic.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 8:13:05 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I think commies hated Hitler/fascism because it was a competing ideology


23 posted on 01/29/2014 8:13:38 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Bravio to your post, on all counts.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 8:15:04 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: bigtoona

Precisely. Commies and Nazis are like Bloods and Crips, the only difference is the uniform.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 8:15:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigtoona

They hated it because of betrayal. That is all. This indicates it, and so does Horowitz in his autobiography.

They are a bunch of hypocrites.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 8:18:21 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tupelo

Willie said he and Waylon sometimes had to have a long distance relationship.

Waylon almost whipped Kristofferson’s ass for spouting off his communist beliefs on stage with The Highwaymen. He said “You can have your beliefs. But when there are three other people on the stage you need to keep them to yourself.” I wish he had whipped his little scrawny butt.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 8:22:05 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, most of his music and singing was bad too.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 8:41:22 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Our man in washington

Yeah, great quote. But they all had two green things in common that trumped any lower priority politics.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 8:44:44 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: cherry

In communist countries, you become powerful, then you become rich. In capitalist countries, you become rich, then you become powerful.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 8:54:31 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: VerySadAmerican

Listening to the local AM (WBAP 820) station on morning on the way to work a few years back the dj recounted how he’d had Waylon and his wife Jessie on his show one time and the dj kept ogling Jessie. Waylon, according to the dj leaned across the table and told the dj politely that he was fixin’ to get both eyes blacked if he kept it up. I’ve always admired Waylon’s talent and this just added to my esteem for the man.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 8:55:40 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

While I am heartened to find that there are so many conservative musicians at FreeRepublic in the real world we are a distinct minority - especially in the rock world.

Most of the musicians I have played with ranged from political agnostics to raving loonies. It’s made for some interesting exchanges over the years.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 9:15:46 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SkyDancer

Pete Seeger, like many leftists of the 30s and 40s were not communists. They were Stalinists. Imagine a singer being praised who was a big fan of Adolf Hitler. Stalin and Mao both outdid him in the genocide business.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 9:18:24 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: SeekAndFind
"Obama celebrated him only as a hero who tried to “move this country closer to the America he knew we could be.”"

This is one hard-left activist using the language of the left to praise another hard-leftist - "the America he knew we could be" is a socialist / communist America - sort of like "fundamental transformation."

If you listen, they will always tell you who they are.

34 posted on 01/29/2014 10:27:07 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Vehmgericht
"Pete Seeger, like many leftists of the 30s and 40s were not communists. They were Stalinists.

I always HATE finding out about singers that I think are wonderful being GD commie Marxists.

Used to like Burl Ives a lot until I found out what a dope he was politically.

35 posted on 01/29/2014 11:25:22 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: rockrr

It used to be that country musicians could be counted on to be conservative and patriotic. Not so much anymore.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 4:44:28 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Seeger's passing reminded me of this disturbing article, America's Most Successful Communist, from City Journal a few years back. The title says it all.
37 posted on 01/30/2014 4:58:04 AM PST by eastwest99
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Bravio to your post, on all counts.

Thank you.

38 posted on 01/30/2014 6:21:46 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To: The Public Eye

You may not like his politics, But Pete Seeger sums up my feelings about our POTUS in his song “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”

Seems like some folks are still following that “Big Fool”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnJVkEX8O4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Here are the final verses of the Pete Seeger song:

Now I’m not going to point any moral —
I’ll leave that for yourself.
Maybe you’re still walking, you’re still talking,
You’d like to keep your health.
But every time I read the papers, that old feeling comes on,
We’re waist deep in the Big Muddy
And the big fool says to push on.
Waist deep in the Big Muddy,
The big fool says to push on.
Waist deep in the Big Muddy,
The big fool says to push on.
Waist deep, neck deep,
Soon even a tall man will be over his head.
We’re waist deep in the Big Muddy,
And the big fool says to push on.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 10:35:10 AM PST by WhatsItAllAbout
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This outpouring if sympathy for communist Pete Seeger is nauseating.
Not only are they threatening to name the new Tappan Zee bridge after him, they are planning to rename part of the Hudson River as well.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 11:35:27 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA NO CLINTON ***)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Sorry to say, my FRiend, but you are a cultural illiterate. Pete Seeger influenced American music for 75 years, and has been called the Karl Marx of teenagers.
If you want to fight your enemies, you better damned well know who they are.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 11:42:29 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA NO CLINTON ***)
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