A truly great American, Pete

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  1. midcan5

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    To watch my two year old granddaughter sing, 'where have all the flowers gone' is a pleasure and a marvel that can't help but make you smile. She is obviously too young to understand its implications.

    "If the world is to survive," Seeger recently said, "the whole human race must realize how important it is that we learn how to communicate with each other, even if we disagree strongly."

    'Pete Seeger Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize' by Peter Dreier

    "... his career was soon torpedoed by McCarthyism because of his political activism and outspoken views. The Weavers broke up and Seeger was blacklisted for almost two decades. He was kept out of many colleges and concert halls. He was kept off network television in the 1950s and 1960s until the Smothers Brothers defiantly invited him on their CBS variety show in 1967. True to his principles, Seeger insisted on singing a controversial anti-war song, "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy." CBS censors refused to air the song, but public outrage forced the network to relent and allow him to perform the song on the show a few months later."

    Pete Seeger Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize | CommonDreams.org
    A Nobel Peace Prize for Pete Seeger
    Peter Dreier: Pete Seeger Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    Peter Paul and Mary and Pete

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLe9pJSRas0]YouTube - Where Have All The Flowers Gone? -Peter, Paul and Mary[/ame]

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