Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger: This Land Is Our Land

Pete Seeger died today, after a good long life of lifting up people with his music and standing shoulder to shoulder with working people.  He gave dignity to those who wore their names on their shirts, not those who have their initials on the cuffs of their dress shirts.

He stood up to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, when others decided it would be easier to trade their word for the ability to work.  That didn't make them bad people, but it made Seeger a better one. He made his exit from this world when the questions of inequality are as prevalent as they ever were during Seeger's nearly century on this mortal coil.  But he had a faith that if we accentuated the positive, that in the end, we would win; and by we, he meant everyone.

We have to live our truths to fully live, folks.  I know I have failed on this point many a time, but a person like Pete Seeger reminds me that it will pay off in the end.  Love all the people, friends.