If I Had a Hammer...
Not Soviet workers.RT @greenhousenyt: R.I.P. Pete Seeger,dead at 94, tireless champion of workers and labor unions. pic.twitter.com/gDYHg9nDNq...I swear, I'd bury it halfway to the handle in every right wing nut job's thick skull.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) January 28, 2014
The next time one of the sons or daughters of Ronald Reagan accuses the left of incivility when one of their own war-mongering, tax-dodging icons shits the bed, think of asswipes like Grover Norquist jiggling his pudgy body in a spastic jig over the undug grave of progressive heroes like Pete Seeger, who died at 94.
There's a reason why folk singers are invariably progressive and are never Republican. When did Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs or Bob Dylan ever sing songs glorifying Exxon or any multibillion dollar multi-national corporation? It would never occur to a Republican to become a folk singer because that would mean having to, you know, actually embrace and take up the causes concerning common folk since time immemorial.
Being a head-banger myself, I've never been a fan of Pete Seeger or of folk music in general. But that doesn't mean I can't respect folk music's gentle progressive agenda and what it has done for over a century in uniting common people and reminding them that, yes, you are not alone. And while Grover Norquist, the Inartful Tax Dodger whose tax-dodging pledge is being quietly jettisoned from Congress like bilge water from a sinking ship, is dancing on Pete Seeger's grave, let's listen to Peter, Paul and Mary cover what was perhaps Pete Seeger's greatest song.