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Pete Seeger
New York Sun, by Editorial

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Posted By:toledo, 1/28/2014 7:04:52 PM

It happens that as Pete Seeger lay dying in Presbyterian Hospital at New York we were thinking of him. We did not know he was ill, but we ourselves were down with a cold and had retreated to our study, where we pulled up a few of his songs from the internet and spent an hour or so in reverie. We’ve done this from time to time, even when we didn’t have the flu. It’s an odd fact that although we have given much of our life over to the struggle against communism, we’ve never lost our love of Pete

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/28/2014 7:12:41 PM     (No. 9709605)

I´m sure there were times that Pete wished he still had the arm to throw fire bombs at the homes of the coal mines owners.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jond, 1/28/2014 7:23:01 PM     (No. 9709618)

The "crimes of Stalin" are a convenient stopping point for leftist´s confessions. They are, however, the natural outgrowth of a system of thought that negates basic, individual human rights.

Whether instituted by violent or non-violent methods doesn´t matter. The result will be the same in either case.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yuban, 1/28/2014 7:38:09 PM     (No. 9709628)

Commie!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog, 1/28/2014 7:53:29 PM     (No. 9709638)

Say hello to your buddy Stalin, Pete. I hope you packed an (union made, of course) asbestos suit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/28/2014 9:20:26 PM     (No. 9709710)

Granting all of the above, my heart is still with the editorial writer, and with Pete. I don´t always let politics trump everything. Sometimes spirit, in the human sense, is the thing.

And my one experience of the Hudson, up river a bit, was magic, so I can understand that, too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/28/2014 9:34:06 PM     (No. 9709721)

Although.. reading one of the comments after the article (by J. Marcus) has given me pause. I´m still thinking though that it´s possible to separate the music from the man - even if it´s by co-opting his meaning to fit one´s own; such as, in my case, applying his "Little Boxes" ("ticky tacky houses") to the tiny boxes the Communist Chinese force Tibetan nomads to live in when they would prefer to roam the high grasslands in their ancestral manner.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ironchefw, 1/28/2014 9:47:08 PM     (No. 9709730)

Never heard of this guy. I thought it was Bob Seger.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4justice, 1/28/2014 11:08:38 PM     (No. 9709809)

Yeah, I think little boxes on the hillside fits the communist ideology best. I think Seeger was confused.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 1/29/2014 1:39:35 AM     (No. 9709859)

Thank God Bob Dylan saw through the likes of Pete Seeger and Joan Baez and had the guts not to let them limit him. Seeger and Baez were 2 prima donnas who thought everyone in folk music had to kiss their rings.Dylan showed them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/29/2014 3:02:47 AM     (No. 9709872)

So glad you´re dead, Pete.

Burn in Hell.

May all of your admirers soon join you.

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