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Thread #89365 Message #1685809
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
05-Mar-06 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
all i can say is that a lot of people( including my own parents who were quakers not communists) found the volte face rather hard to take when 1945 came around and Russia started being our enemy rather than an ally.
the choices weren't as easy as they look in retrospect. America was the only country to have used the bomb, talked about the possibility of doing it again, and really fucked us over at the time of Suez - appearing very self serving to a lot of Brits.
In a world where you were forced to choose sides, some people got it wrong. easy to see now. not so easy in the climate of fear that existed in the cold war.
ewan macColl was a humanitarian, a very decent guy and deserves the benefit of your doubts.