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.