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Thread #68954   Message #3550606
Posted By: MGM·Lion
19-Aug-13 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Agree, Tone, as have said before, that the accusations against MR of privileged upbringing &c have had their hashes comprehensively settled, by that passage formerly adduced by Bruce which you now repeat.

But it doesn't quite answer GuestHad·enough's point as to where she might have graduated to homewise by the time she wrote the song, does it? And the arguments against 'snobbery', which you claim as 'answers', appear to me assertive rather than conclusive. Can you cite one that really does refute the accusation, rather than merely express disagreement?

I can't see how the song itself can be described as anything other than 'snobbish'. One thing that has always astounded me is how the great egalitarian martyr &-all-that P Seeger could have brought himself to perform such an ill-natured attack on such respectable and indispensable members of society as doctors & lawyers. Where would we be without them, for crying out loud! What's 'ticky-tacky' about them?