The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #581   Message #565157
Posted By: catspaw49
04-Oct-01 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Deportees-seeking original Woody recording
Subject: RE: Deportees
Wolfgang, I would never have thought of the lack of names in that way. To me, I thought Woody was saying that we (Americans) viewed the illegal immigrants, and basically all Mexicans and migrant workers, as something less than human and therefore they were just nameless, faceless, nothings......"just" big deal. It seems to speak to the prejudice and bigotry more than anything else (IMHO).