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Thread #100487 Message #2017756
Posted By: Cool Beans
05-Apr-07 - 06:59 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
I've been to many a Pete Seeger concert. His heart and mind are in the right place, except when he's been duped (cf. Tawana Brawley) but the Nobel Peace Prize? The thing they give to people who've been under house arrest because they spoke truth to power? To people who've brokered cease-fire agreements? To doctors who treat people in the world's hellholes?
This Pete for Peace effort reminds me of Tom Lehrer's great line:
"In the fight against poverty, war and injusice--Ready, Aim, Sing!"