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Thread #100487   Message #2048680
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
10-May-07 - 08:52 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
"And, again, if communism was no big deal, just a little bump on an otherwise smooth test drive on the road to utopia, then what the hell did Seeger apologize for?"

Should we type slower for you so you can keep up?   

Again, he apologized for following Stalin, not for being a member of a party. He grew out of favor with the direction and realized that there were better paths. It is called growth. Perhaps others could follow suit instead of dredging up old battles?

" He was no poor boy made good -- though that is the persona that still sticks. "

You are making up a persona that doesn't exist. Pete makes no excuses or hides his upbringing. It is well known that he dropped out of an Ivy League school.   The persona that exists is the person that he is. If you need to cling to such garbage, shame on you.