Nonagenarian Useful Idiot

I mark Stalin’s own troubadour, Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday over at the History Examiner.

Seeger popularized fellow pinko Woody Guthrie’s tune “This Land is Your Land.” What most people don’t know is that the song was a Marxist protest song, and many performers leave out some controversial lyrics.

As I went rumbling that dusty highway
I saw a sign that said “private property”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing
This side was made for you and me

Seeger reinserted those lyrics for his duet with Bruce Springsteen at Barack Obama’s inaugural concert.

Of course, one of our own favorite useful idiot gets choked up at that paean to taking private property.

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