Wednesday, January 29, 2014
An Anti-Eulogy for Pete Seeger.
Sorry if I can't write a glowing eulogy for Pete Seeger, who died Monday in New York City.
He has been hailed as the Godfather of modern folk music, but if I find his proteges - Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie - boring and banal, imagine how I feel about his music.
Liberals today may view him as "...... prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes", but it would be more accurate to refer to Seeger as a life-long Communist.
In an article written in April 2006, David Boaz called Seeger "Stalin's Songbird". Seeger may have finally apologized "for not seeing that Stalin was a supremely cruel misleader" but in the end, he was still a communist.
Mourn Pete Seeger's death, if that's your style, but I say the world is better off without him.