I take your point. Perhaps we can simply agree that he spent his long life trying to stand up for the powerless against governmental forces, and was a man who cared about his fellow humans and who sacrificed personal fame and fortune many times to advocate for unpopular causes which he believed were right. He positively impacted many lives.
I agree. The fetishistic focus on his ties to communism that some have clearly comes from a place that doesn’t sympathize with or admire the rest of Seeger’s activism.
It’s embarrassing to read commentary (in the Guardian no less) that confounds communists with Stalinists. Pete Seeger was no Stalinist and as is noted elsewhere renounced communism (and like many who were originally against WWII, changed to support it once it was clear what was going on).
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