And knowing exactly who musical icons are today or were yesterday and their true beliefs and more importantly, what their goals are for Americans, helps the prepatory minded identify those who would enslave us, and thus having that knowledge, are not blinded to their purpose.
H/T to Pete over at WRSA for this information.
Emphasis on Senate Internal Security Subcommittee added.
“Then there was the cuddly-looking guy with the slightly pedantic six-record set and companion volume, Burl Ives Presents America’s Musical Heritage. If my parents or any of the neighbors were aware that Ives had been summoned, in 1952, to testify before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and had identified Pete Seeger as a communist, they kept the details to themselves.”
“From the nation’s founding, through the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Wobblies printed their pamphlet of Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, political themes had made their way into popular music. Without question, however, the most concerted effort at politicization came from the CPUSA. Go out and make antifascist alliances with liberals, Georgi Dmitrov ordered in Moscow in 1935, and so the communists obediently fanned out into the American labor movement and civil-rights activities.”