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Idly flipping through the latest PBS magazine today, ol’ Robbo noticed that “American Masters” will be airing a tribute to Pete Seeger, who died last month, in a couple weeks.   The plug for the program includes this language:

“Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist – banned from commercial television for more than 17 years.”

“Misunderstood”?  The man was a goddam Stalinist.   And the HUAC people didn’t know the  half of it.   Yeah, I know Seeger apologized later on, but his apology was of the “Whoopsie!” variety.  20 to 40 million of Uncle Joe’s “whoopsies” could not be reached for comment.   Also, I gather that while Seeger came to realize Stalin was, in fact, a Bad Man, he never understood that any system of collectivist utopianism is per se evil.

The column finishes thusly:

“His inspiring story is told by everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks and through a remarkable historical archive  – a history that Seeger himself helped create.”

A.)  Wow, what a cross-section of perspective, and B.) I’ll bet he did.

This sort of thing drives me nuts.  One strategic point  the collectivist/progressivist/New World Order types have grasped is that to control the narrative is to control the high ground of both history and the future.  You will notice that these people have infiltrated, and now dominate, the Academy, the Press and the Entertainment Industry, from which all modern cultural (and modern politickal) sensibilities flow.

What we do to fight back, I’m not sure that I know.  For myself, I suppose all I can do is chip away in blog posts read, probably, by no more than fifteen or twenty people.   Well, every little, right?

Now if you all will excuse me, it seems somebody is knocking at the door.  Strange, this time of night……..

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In honor of Washington’s birthday, as is my usual wont I post my favorite portrait of him by Charles Wilson Peale (1772) in his uniform as Colonel of the First Virginia colonial troops:

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As I’m sure I’ve written before, I have read that the background in this portrait is said to be Jumonville Glen (about 30 miles southeast of what is now Pittsburgh) where, on May 28, 1754, young Lt. Col. Washington, at the head of a force of colonial militia and Indians, got the drop on a band of Frenchmen led by Joseph Coulon de Villiers, Sieur de Jumonville, sent by Montreal to clear British encroachers from the Ohio country, and killed or captured the entire French force, thereby opening the conflict now known (at least by anyone who’s ever actually heard of it) as the French and Indian War.  Despite the fact that Washington himself had to surrender to another French force at Fort Necessity a few days later, I believe he remained pretty darned proud of his initial success.

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