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Thread #153529 Message #3623273
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Apr-14 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Dick Miles, as Thomas Stern aptly pointed out, the term "useful idiot" has a history behind it, and it is EXACTLY the correct term to describe Seeger, MacColl, and Americans and Europeans who were used by the Stalinists.
Yes, it is insulting - but it is the proper term....and I already stipulated that the comments from Gargoyle were "crude and insensitive and disrespectful."
So get over it.