Of course I do appreciate the very greatest thing about Pete Seeger -- he tried to sing a new world into being. Too bad he was wrong about Stalin; and wrong, too, about Steve and Loretta trying their best to make a clean, safe life in Daly City (the community in the South SF Bay that inspired the disgusting snotty song "Little Boxes"). Pete never had to live in a little box. Pete was a Bohemian. He and Toshi bought their land in Beacon in 1949, while my family was living in a little box in a vertical tower of boxes.Keywords: folk music, Communist
Maybe I just don't like anti-capitalist revolutionaries who live better than 99.9% of the rest of us in capitalist society. Like Bill Ayers and his wife. And Pete Seeger on his cute farm, miles from any little boxes, where nobody writes graffiti on his barn.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
anti-capitalist revolutionaries who live better than 99.9% of the rest of us
In a recent e-mail from Jogo: