The Dark Red Side of Pete Seeger
Bill Quick

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movement and a dedicated advocate for American labor. However, there is a dark side to Pete Seeger, one that is airbrushed out of all the effusive hagiography. Seeger was a dedicated Stalinist and has not renounced his devotion to communism, a political ideology, which according to the Black Book of Communism, responsible for the murder of over 94 million people. When you speak out against communism you get booed, when you’re a cheerleader for its mass murderers you get a Kennedy Center tribute and presidential praise.

I’ve known that Seeger was a hard-core Commie since the early sixties, when I leaned in that direction myself.  I woke up and cured myself of the insanity, but Seeger never did.  He remained a hard core commie until the day he died.  As for the tributes from Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and others of that ilk?  Well, lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.  Or, as they were called back in the day, fellow travelers.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The Dark Red Side of Pete Seeger — 2 Comments

  1. How about if we go the whole nine yards, and admit that he was a musical hack whose only real gift was for milking the whole folk-singing wave for all it was worth, making up for his sore lack of talent by crafting a Woody Guthrie lookalike man-of-the-people image.

    Never could stand top hear him sing. For those who say “Well, but Bob Dylan,” I again mention Woodie Guthrie. Bob didn’t seem to have a whole lot of time for Seeger.