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Enough Fear.

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October 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm

Waist Deep in The Big Muddy

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A high school kid in the late ’60s, I was profoundly stirred by Pete Seeger’s defiant song, and have been thinking of it often lately. I was moved again today, coming across it at the blog of my friend Servant, Ressentiment.

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy – Pete Seeger

Here’s part of what Servant wrote:

Pete Seeger wrote this song in 1963, and in 1967 he sang it on the Smothers Brothers show. CBS decided that the allegory was a little too clear between President Johnson and the big fool of the song, so they censored it. Seeger said much later that people ask him if music can change the way people feel about war. He said he can’t prove it, but the people in power seem to think it does …

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

I was a member of a good platoon.
We were on maneuvers in-a Loozianna,
One night by the light of the moon. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 9, 2007 at 3:31 pm