Tag Archive: Communists


Changing His Tune Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

 

 

 

 

 

” Just a few weeks ago, Pete Seeger featured over at our Song of the Week department for his quite discreditable role in the intellectual-property heist of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“. Seeger lived long enough to go down and join the Occupy Wall Street protesters a year or two back. I believe he sang “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” to them, although “Where Have All The Showers Gone?” might have been more appropriate with that crowd. He died on Monday at the age of 94. Here’s what I wrote about him upon the occasion of his 90th birthday:

  This week marks not only the first hundred days of King Barack’s reign and the 30th anniversary of Mrs Thatcher’s arrival in Downing Street, but also the 90th birthday of Pete Seeger. The celebrations of Mr Seeger’s tenth decade are extensive. If he seems a remote figure from the pop culture back catalogue, not so fast: He played at the Obama inauguration. Which, when you think about it, is quite something.

  One must congratulate the old banjo-picker on making it to four score and ten, which is a lot older than many “dissenting artists” made it to under the regimes he’s admired over the years. Two years ago in The New York Sun, you’ll recall, Ron Radosh had a notable scoop: Hold the front page! Stop the presses! Grizzled Leftie Icon Repudiates…

  Who? Castro? Chávez? Al-Qaeda?

  Whoa, let’s not rush to judgment. No, the big story was: Grizzled Leftie Icon Repudiates . . . Stalin.

  A couple of months earlier, there’d been some documentary or other “celebrating” the “spirit” of Pete Seeger, the folkie colossus, with contributions from the usual suspects – Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, one or more Dixie Chicks, two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary, etc. Mr Radosh had also been interviewed but his remarks about Seeger’s lifelong support of Stalinism had not made the final cut. No surprise there. In such circumstances, the rule is to hail someone for his “activism” and “commitment” and “passion” without getting hung up on the specifics of what exactly he’s actively and passionately committing to.”

 

 

As usual read the whole thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The History of Gun Control

As the professor is wont to say “we’re in the best of hands”

  ” It’s bad enough to have a columnist at one of America’s most prominent newspapers regularly
singing the praises of Chinese authoritarianism. It’s worse when high-ranking members of the
American government do it. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood griped at the Aspen Ideas
Festival about having to deal with political opposition, and yearned for the ease in which Beijing could impose solutions without having to
deal with dissent: ”

Isn’t it wonderful that our present administration draws on Red China for it’s inspiration and longs for the control that only authoritarian dictatorship can bring ?

“The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do, 3 million,” LaHood said in a short interview
with The Cable on the sidelines of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival on June 30. ”

  Are these the kind of people we want running our country for 4  more years ?  God help us .

  “Nothing has rattled the Obama regime more than a movement that represents the sentiments of millions of Democrats and Republicans alike: The Tea Party.  So, what are the ideals that have assembled this giant mass of (what the liberals and globalists would call) ‘extremists’?” 

  Van Jones is representative of the Obama administration in many ways and this is how he feels about those of us that demand a government that can be afforded and controlled :

” “If the Tea Party is allowed to score a trifecta, their ideas already are corrupting the Supreme Court, you see that with Scalia’s antics, they already have half of the Congress. If they get the rest…and the White House…if the Tea Party governs America — if this time next year, you are living in a government run by the Tea Party — let me suggest to you that they might use power a little bit differently than we did. When they get power, they use it to decimate us…” “

 

And this is how he feels about those that we would consider the enemies of liberty and small government :

 

” “I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of… I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary…I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th..By August, I was a communist.” “

 

Remember what your parents told you ” you are known by the company you keep “

 

  From Professor Jacobson we get an inkling of the Left’s plans for Wisconsin … and by extension perhaps the US after the recall election . 

Worker’s World reports that there are widespread actions planned for Wisconsin on June 6, the day after the recall election takes place:

…Fighters from Occupy Wall Street, unions and independent organizations are organizing “Keep It in the Streets” actions to take place in cities statewide on June 6. (occupywi.org) For example, Occupy Milwaukee is sponsoring a rally at Pier Marquette Park in Milwaukee at 5 p.m., followed by a march to the banking district.

The facebook page for the June 6 action; note carefully the list of “endorsers”:

On June 5th we vote. On June 6th we keep it in the streets! Join Occupy Wisconsin and dozens of community allies and labor unions to march on June 6th to make the following demands of our Governor:

1. Repeal Act 10 – Hands off unions and collective bargaining. No cuts to education or Badger Care.
2. Restore the Equal Pay Act – We demand and end to workplace discrimination.
3. Tax the 1% – Hold the banksters and the 1% accountable for their economic crisis, and stop the cuts to working and oppressed people. “

Today seems to be a day to celebrate the lighter side of things and so that requires a visit to some of the more creative commentators on the right hand side of things .This first offering from Marathon Pundit , while not exceedingly funny , is very informative . Isn’t it wonderful to see the association of the school teachers and the unions with all the communists ? It is a view that the bootlick media goes to astronomical lengths to hide from the general public , but thanks to intrepid truth seekers of the “Breitbart Brigade” we can see what the Occupiers are really all about . And who their friends are .

Here’s a sample:

HT/IOTW