As we approach 2016, today I’m in a ‘Throw Back Thursday, State-of-Mind” with a look back at Pete Seeger, the Communist agenda and some pictures from the Times Square “Euro-Transformation” [taken in 2008,09,10, 13 and 14]
[Times Sq 2009]
Some love it …. [Times Sq 2009]
Many don’t (Like bus drivers and taxis) [Times Sq 2009]I figure those who use the new People-Friendly space for performances and agitprop are in the “Love it” category. Like this event I caught with Pete Seeger performing at EcoFest 2013.
What is Eco Fest, you might ask? (or not) ECOFEST is an annual NYC event promoting environmental awareness, healthy alternative lifestyles, recycling of reusable goods, renewable and planet friendly energy sources, cleaner energy vehicles, etc. Produced by the not-for-profit West Side Cultural Center. You can find out more about ECOFEST and the West Side Cultural Center by checking their websites.Pete Seeger was their “man-of-the-hour”. Worshiped by some (the Marxists) Beloved by others (the folk-song friendly general public) A personable sort-a guy. Singing melodic, family-friendly songs. I came across Seeger two and a half years ago, August 25, 2013, singing in Duffy Square. II was intrigued. S, I hung around. Watched the crowd. Took some pictures.The Honoree at EcoFest 2013 was Seeger’s wife, Toshi, a Red Diaper baby (revealing much about the Ecofest State-of-Mind.) Toshi, at 91, had passed on July 9, 2013 and 6 months later, at 94, Seeger was gone (Jan. 27, 2014).
EcoFest 2014 was then dedicated to Seeger.Many want to see him as a benign entity. A kindly old uncle. Singing pretty songs shaped (unfortunately) by Seeger’s “All-American Communism”.
In death as in life, Pete Seeger brought Americans together, then divided them into warring ideological camps … There are those, generally on the center-left, who praise Seeger heartily, accenting his stand against the House Un-American Activities Committee, while quietly—if at all—acknowledging his disturbingly durable devotion to Communism.There are those, mostly on the right, who praise Seeger’s less political songs while arguing that his politics sadly tainted the rest of his career.
The man I observed in Times Square that day was quite fit for a 93 years old man (turning 94 one month later). I could see why so many were drawn to him. BUT, he was also a man who believed Communism to be the answer to his ‘better’ version of America.
Pete Seeger, “America’s Most Successful Communist”
Typically – unlike the rural folk musicians he emulated, Seeger was no naif. His father was a Harvard-educated musicologist and his stepmother a composer, both early folk aficionados; he himself enrolled at Harvard.
As the audience sat near the many booths preaching Eco-climate dogma, Seeger sang and cajoled an eager gathering of adults and children, also entertaining tourists at the TKTS booth.
Did those watching understand the sub-text of these friendly sing-a longs. Do they care? (Mostly likely not)
EVERY BODY SING NOW!
Found this Pete Seeger video from the 25th ECOFEST Anniversary
“Seeger was accompanied by David Amram, Spook Handy, The Rivertown Kids, Travis Jeffreys, Mary Poppins, and a spirited sing-along Times Square crowd.“
(Please place curser on picture to see Slide show)
Some CLOSING thoughts as I wrap up my latest installment on the NEW Times Square. Keeping with our ECOfest theme:
Chicken Littles, for whom The Climate Lunacy never ends, hanging in Times Sq (2009)
Stumbled upon something called the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION in Times Square. They claim that on 24 October (2009) people in 181 countries came together for a day of environmental action … to call for “strong action” and “bold leadership” on the “climate crisis”… (rather amusing to watch and listen to these Chicken-Littles carry on in Times Square about cow farts, etc) And what’s with the number 350? ( http://350.org )
Seems these 21st Century alchemists actually think 350 is the number that some “scientists” say is the “safe” upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in the atmosphere. They drank the kool-aid! They THINK…” 350 PPM—it’s the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change!” (insert LAUGH TRACK !)
[Times Sq 2009]
Of course, the GLOBAL “Climate Change” aka WARMING Mania has continued with the UN Climate Change Conference. (they just can’t help themselves)
CLIMATE LOONS – Cow farts – whaat everrr…. ) BTW- Looking North
[Times Sq 2013] This is the jam-packed corner where the Times Square Bomber planted his Car Bomb in 2010. (Mayor Bloomberg,”What were you thinking?”)Back to … (ECOFest2013) … and I QUOTE!
“The event also included a 10-foot snowman … “You can definitely see how global warming affected the snowman in Times Square in the middle of August,” a spokeswoman for the festival said.”
The Euro-Transformation continues (Nearness by Cuban artist, Arles del Rio – 2014)
“…the cutouts represent “the social, political, cultural and personal barriers that keep us away from one another.” The artist “uses space and physical barriers to force visitors to focus on breaking through what is forbidden to achieve what they long for.” (… okay….)
Wondering- artistically – WHO is permitted (welcomed) to FILL this Times Sq People Space? From what I’ve observed over these recent years : Climate Loons, Prog/Soc/Commie propaganda – Easily Encouraged.
Think about this – the ‘artistic’ intent – “Capitalism “Works For Me’ -True (157) Or False (164) ”
[Times Sq 2013]
Leading the way – to a NEW America – Just like Pete Seeger (that day in 2013) the grand old lion of the Left” was re-cast in the role of the “wise old compassionate man.”
But, we must not forget the original Pete Seeger … the guy back in the 30s singing the praises of Stalin… literally singing the praises of a blood soaked mass murdering tyrant.
Pete never apologized for that. All his propaganda folk singing and pushing what ever line Moscow wanted was just fine with him even to his dying days. Look it up.
The man was not just a “leftist”, nor a mere Communist, he was an ardent defender of Stalin and the Terror of the 30s. “Wise old compassionate” Pete Seeger wanted to spread that sort of evil and hell throughout the world.
The whitewashing of history continues while Big Brother is watching YOU
[Times Sq 2010]
Barack Obama’s White House (in 2015) has set up a website in which citizens could report other citizens for daring to speak critically of Obamacare. Just last week, President Obama’s Organizing for Action group put up a website encouraging Americans to root out “climate deniers” and “call them out.”
If it seems like we are in a more violent age, we just might be. The violent rhetoric of America’s own president suggests it.
Do we really want our next POTUS to be Comrade Bernie Or Madame Rodham-Clinton? Presuming most of America wants to protect the American Dream from their Marxist Nightmare. Remember:
It takes courage to respectfully confront people with whom you disagree.
[Picture Times Sq 2008]
Respect or … NOT… Now is the Time to No Longer Remain SILENT.