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Thread #8470   Message #52893
Posted By: johnm
08-Jan-99 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Right Wing Folksongs
Subject: RE: Right Wing Folksongs
Go find any old Red Army record and most of those songs would have been conservative reactionary pieces that would have gotten anyone singing them shot in the USSR before WW11 when Stalin needed to call on Russian patriotism to defeat Hitler. They are still "conservative" songs today when Russians are trying to get back to their preCommunist heritage. In a similar but slightly different vein, does anyone sing any Confederate songs, except in a very defensive way. And yet they are part and parcel of Americana. Political protest songs move easily to "folk songs" not for any reason having anything to do with the music, but more with the politics. Write a song about Bill Gates being persecuted by the DoJ