Pete Seeger on Unions and Being an American

April 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM Leave a comment

Pete Seeger, in a phone interview with the Associated Press in early March, commenting on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union politics and the pro-union demonstrations that took place there:

“Maybe the Republican governor, he’s done us a favor by bringing the problem to national attention.

“It shows the whole country how much we need unions. We may end up thanking him.”


“The average American, I think, looks upon unions as a standard way of doing business. Just like you pay rent, you pay taxes, you also get paid a decent wage because of unions. It’s not because of the generosity of the employer.”


“It shows me that Americans are still Americans. You don’t become an American by saluting at the right time or singing the national anthem at the right time.

“You become an American by using the rights which the Constitution gave us.”

Bravo.  Pete Seeger with a point of view that is never heard in the corporate media.

He’s a national treasure now and he has been for 70 years.


Entry filed under: Corporatocracy, Fascist America, Media - General, Repression, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates", Teabaggers, The "Liberal Media", Unions, We the People, WingNutO'Sphere.

About the S&P Threatening to Downgrade the U.S. Credit Rating BREAKING: Not All Republicans Have Ice in Their Veins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Follow Me On Twitter


%d bloggers like this: