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Thread #100487   Message #2563942
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
11-Feb-09 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
"There is an old saying:   He who is not a communist in his early twenties has no heart. He who is still a communist in his forties has no brain."

Actually the saying, credited to Winston Churchill is, "Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain."

Pete and Woody both were Communists...Pete acknowleged that on a recent 60 Minutes. That said, I am unaware that he/they ever tried to overthrow the US Government. That said, he should have been blacklisted...not because of his poitical views...but because he (The Weavers) allowed Gordon Jenkins to put full, lush orchestrations into their music. The blacklist forced them to go back to their roots, proving every ill wind blows some good.