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Thread #95050   Message #1855322
Posted By: GUEST
10-Oct-06 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
hurrah lets hear it for saint ewan.

and let it be known that any that shall question his actions are declared heretics and shall be burnt at the stake for he was our saviour and everything he did was noble and true. if it seems that it wasnt its because we dont know the full story.

all his actions were heroic and devoid of self interest and in ww2 he made his stand. he would not fight the capitalists wars so he stood proud and tall. he refused to to fight and damn the consequences. he took his punishment like the hero he was.

ermmm then again maybe not

how about

he didnt run away he was working for the capitalist governments forces as a secret agent under the cover of being a deserter. it was through his colaboration with the capitalist pigs that he demonstrated his objection to their war

errrrm no that doesn't work

how about

he was a bloke. he did some good things. he did some crap things. some people only want to remember the good things and put him on a pedastal and that sticks in the throat of others who think a lot of his success compared to his trad music contemporaries is down to good PR and his BBC contacts and so they feel the need to highlight the crap things he did to balance it out

still it seems most of the maccoll fan club are quite ancient so we probably wont have to listen to them raving on for too much longer