The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100487 Message #2031669
Posted By: Don Firth
20-Apr-07 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
What Bob the Postman said. Thanks, Peace!
It took me two shots. The letters in the confirmation code are pretty distorted and a bit hard to read.
Pete has been a steadfast, lifelong advocate of peace and social justice, and back in the McCarthy days, when he and the Weavers were well on the way to fame and fortune, he was willing to turn his back on all that rather than compromise his principles. And he became famous partially because of his unwillingness to compromise his beliefs.
Early on, I had the good luck and the privilege to be part of an all-night, informal "sit around on the floor and pass the guitar back and forth" type songfest with Pete, and his enthusiasm for the music is highly contagious. The guy is genuine.
He stood firm all his life when many others would have given up or given in. High time he got some official recognition and appreciation.