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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Pete Seeger dead at 94

EDIT: For PRSI hysteria, please visit this thread.

I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/29...ies-at-94.html
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/29...ies-at-94.html
That's a very sad loss of a good man. I met him several times many years ago, and was a truly decent and caring man.

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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for starting the thread, mobilehaathi, and for drawing this sad announcement to our attention.

In a world increasingly obsessed by the talentless and trivial, where every witless pronouncement by a fatuous celebrity is given excessive prominence, a truly talented, courageous, moral individual, whose integrity in matters of both art and politics remained undimmed over decades offered a rare example of how one can be an artist, political actor, and thoroughly decent human being with a core of moral and artistic integrity over the course of a singularly impressive life.

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he made me want to learn banjo. so i bought one. and learned banjo.

you will be missed Mr Seeger, fair winds.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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Edit: to be clear this isn't intended to start a political discussion but to document some important events in Mr. Seeger's life. Political discussions can be had in the PRSI version of this thread.

Hauled in front if the House Un-American Activities Committee...

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I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known. I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent this implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, or I might be a vegetarian, make me any less of an American. I will tell you about my songs, but I am not interested in telling you who wrote them, and I will tell you about my songs, and I am not interested in who listened to them.
Pete Seeger was convicted on 10 counts of contempt of congress.

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MR. SEEGER: I feel that in my whole life I have never done anything of any conspiratorial nature and I resent very much and very deeply the implication of being called before this Committee that in some way because my opinions may be different from yours, or yours, Mr. Willis, or yours, Mr. Scherer, that I am any less of an American than anybody else. I love my country very deeply, sir.

CHAIRMAN WALTER: Why don’t you make a little contribution toward preserving its institutions?

MR. SEEGER: I feel that my whole life is a contribution. That is why I would like to tell you about it.

CHAIRMAN WALTER: I don’t want to hear about it.
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Edit: to be clear this isn't intended to start a political discussion but to document some important events in Mr. Seeger's life. Political discussions can be had in the PRSI version of this thread.

Hauled in front if the House Un-American Activities Committee...



Pete Seeger was convicted on 10 counts of contempt of congress.



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What a man. He was more of an American than those who held him in contempt, of that there is no doubt.

Who of today's generation will have the same impact? It's hard to imagine there is someone of his caliber out there but every generation has one.

Here's to those who dared to effect change instead of just floating with the current.
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