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Thread #100487 Message #2047246
Posted By: cshurtz
09-May-07 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
As far as bashing Pete for being a Communist/Stalin supporter...I'm pretty sure if had he known the absolute truth about Stalin he would have quit the party sooner than he did. Those guys back then (the american communist) were just trying to help people in this country. They saw capitalism as the root problem (which it still is) and were inspired by the Russian Revolution. Sure, they might have had naive beliefs about the Soviet Union, but I'm sure alot of people also have naive beliefs about the USA. In my opinion, Pete is one of the great humanitarians of the past century ...right up there with MLK, or anyone else.