The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91232   Message #1734026
Posted By: GUEST,ifor
06-May-06 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: BNP and folk music
Subject: RE: BS: BNP and folk music
Gillian
All the great music is life affirming and on the side of social justice and humanity.
When Woody Guthrie wrote THIS GMACHINE KILLS FASCISTS on his guitar he meant it.When Pul Robeson sang the Ballad Of Joe Hill the became part of the trade union folk lore and kept the ideas of American trade unionism and the Wobblies alive even through the darkest times.
As for the Copper family I am sure their songs of the common man will never be appropriated by a bunch of nazis BNP thugs who are far more in love with the songs of the SS than folk music.
Gillian...no one has yet written a convincing song about shoving dogmess through the doors of asian shopkeepers but perhaps it may come to that.
thousands or more!!
ifor