Thursday, January 30, 2014
Pete Seeger... communist.
What I find interesting about Pete Seeger is that he dropped his membership in the Communist Party but remained active with his friends in the Communist Party.
This is something that isn't being talked about much, in fact not at all, as we mourn Pete Seeger's passing.
This is all part of the very malicious and pernicious slander of the Communist Party by some of those on the left and it is detrimental to working class unity. In fact, to do this is a slander of Pete Seeger himself.
I find it quite dishonest not to consider this fact.
Pete Seeger, unlike many who for various reasons--- most not anti-Communist reasons, dropped his membership in the Communist Party but remained a "small 'c' communist" until the day he died... part of a "circle of friends." Or, as Minnesota's socialist Governor Elmer Benson liked to call himself, "a fellow traveler."
It's really a shame people have to use the death of someone of the stature of Pete Seeger to twist what he stood for to support their own hollow views.