Donald Trump's dad was Woody Guthrie's hated Klansman landlord


#1

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#2

Oh but his son is completely different, a paragon of… something…


#3

The Trump’s being racist? Color me surprised.


#4

I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project …

Ah, so this was a throwback tactic from the Trump campaign


#5

This revelation will likely earn him more supporters.:sob:


#6

That’s unbelievable and believable at the same time. We’re still having the argument between Woody Guthrie and Fred Trump?

Has anyone else researched or written about Fred Trump as landlord of Woody Guthrie?


#7

I guess the durian doesn’t fall far from the tree.


#8

But… he was such a good parent…


#9

What in the holy hell is THAT?

(Aside from something out of my nightmares, that is.)


#10

#12

The more you know!


#14

Racist troll is racist.
Also: MANY citations required.


#15

The only way this story gets better if it turns out that little Donnie Trump used to go over and get beat up by Arlo.


#16

I hope that much more is uncovered and publicized about both Trumps. I have never been much for the specific politics that Mr. Guthrie espoused, but I admire his basic sense of decency. Trump scares me to death.


#18

I happened to catch the tagline of the OP site: “Academic rigor, journalistic flair”, and thought that was amusing. What cites do you feel are missing?


#19

There was the most awesome racist troll here! Randomly spouting about how in the olden days we used to have families instead of “baby daddys” and the most awesome clap trap about races. It was grand! But it got eaten by a dragon. :slight_smile:


#20

Aww MAAAAN!


#21

I do not subscribe to the notion that artist should be loved for their work regardless of their personal values.

Thanks, again, Woody, for showing us how to walk and chew gum.

I’m gonna tell you fascists
You may be surprised
The people in this world
Are getting organized
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose

Race hatred cannot stop us
This one thing we know
Your poll tax and Jim Crow
And greed has got to go
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose.

All of you fascists bound to lose:
I said, all of you fascists bound to lose:
Yes sir, all of you fascists bound to lose:
You’re bound to lose! You fascists:
Bound to lose!

People of every color
Marching side to side
Marching ‘cross these fields
Where the million fascists died
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose!

I’m going into this battle
And take my union gun
We’ll end this world of slavery
Before this battle’s won
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose!


#22

Don’t ya just sometimes wish you could have seen the ephemeral bit of stupidity that got eaten? Probably for the best we don’t, but it is sometimes a guilty pleasure when we do.


#23

Best. Song. Ever. :smiley_cat: How have I not heard that recording before. I want to post it in the thread about the weird Trump song that the little girls sing to the tune of Over There.