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Thread #100487 Message #2048261
Posted By: Don Firth
10-May-07 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
Dunno about J. W., but I read that Woody Guthrie dropped in on his old friend, B. I.—this was well after the HUAC hearings, and Woody didn't hold any grudges (a lesson for us all, perhaps?). They spent a lot of time together, had some good times, and they talked a lot. When Woody got back east, someone asked him about the visit and especially about B. I., particularly in the light of his testimony. Woody shook his head sadly and said, "He's one angry man." "What's he so angry about?" asked the other person. "He's angry at himself!" said Woody.
It would appear that Woody had forgiven him and still considered him to be a friend. Maybe we could all learn something from Woody.
It seems a bit rigid and closed-minded to hold someone responsible in perpetuity for some blunder or piece of bad judgment they made fifty or sixty years ago. People do grow and learn.
How is everybody here doing? Would you like to be held responsible for some of the ideas you held when you were young?