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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Of course, for subversive songs that will particularly lead to outraged howling from some factions, this clip from Pete Seegers TV show will do it.

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Absolutely, I will say this....His song 'This land' will get stuck in your head for an entire damned day!.....
    Few people have heard all the verses of that Woody Guthrie song.

    "...As I went walking I saw a sign there
    And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
    But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
    That side was made for you and me.

    In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
    By the relief office I seen my people;
    As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
    Is this land made for you and me?

    Nobody living can ever stop me,
    As I go walking that freedom highway;
    Nobody living can ever make me turn back
    This land was made for you and me. "

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Doesn't the lyrics seems a little nationalistic and anti-environmental? Yes, it was a good song in response to "God Bless America" and for the times in which Woody Guthrie wrote it 74 years ago but things change. Now we should have a more ecologically friendly and universal lyrics. Clearly an accident of birth nation doesn't determine what you own and you can't do whatever you wish to the earth.
    By the time Seeger sang that song in your video, he surely should have known better.



    Why don't you go where he is and tell him all about it?

    I'm sure that he'll be happy to have a conversation with you.

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Why don't you go where he is and tell him all about it?

    I'm sure that he'll be happy to have a conversation with you.
    Classy.
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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Why don't you go where he is and tell him all about it?

    I'm sure that he'll be happy to have a conversation with you.
    You were the one who wanted people to listen to that song and you implied that it had meaning for you. Pete was an environmentalist but apparently statist autocratic policies (if they were "correct") interested him more.

    Since he is dead, it would be hard to have a conversation with him. Or are you one of those religious types?

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    You were the one who wanted people to listen to that song and you implied that it had meaning for you. Pete was an environmentalist but apparently statist autocratic policies (if they were "correct") interested him more.

    Since he is dead, it would be hard to have a conversation with him.
    Or are you one of those religious types?



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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm not into trying, I'm into doing.

    I'm 70-years old and I've never failed so far.


    Mainly because the majority of Americans support the same ideas that I support.




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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Give it a try, you might learn something.
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