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Thread #153529 Message #3623290
Posted By: Stringsinger
30-Apr-14 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
I don't think that it's as simple as that, Joe. I've known Pete for over forty years and he was not used by anyone, but was a clear thinker who might have gotten the Stalin thing wrong but was his own person, not subject to the Kremlin or any other monolithic country or group.
Pete left the Party and never returned.
Be very careful about whom you brand as being a "useful idiot". A pointed finger has three pointing back at you.
Would perhaps the term "useful idiot" be applied to Pope Pius XII? Just sayin'..........