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Thread #100487   Message #2047968
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
10-May-07 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
"Then nobody should be criticized for pointing out that Seeger was a Communist nor for pointing out that he was a Stalinist "

There is a difference between "was a " and "is a", and there needs to be a qualifier when discussing the American Communist Party.

While it seems important to some that the word "communist" is used when discussing Pete, why isn't the word "veteran" also used?   Pete's love of this country and this planet is very deep and when you use words with intent to demean a persons character, the whole story should given.

If you read something in Acoustic Guitar that was wrong, or that you interpreted a different way, that is not Pete's fault. He is very honest and open with his politics - and he will discuss it, except when the question is being asked by a government that has no right to question a persons beliefs.