Pete Seeger, an honest man, dead at 94.
January 29, 2014 2 Comments
Folk music is far from the material science of flight. However, music and flight are both art forms, and if they are to be done well, they require a particularly bare form of honesty. In an era where ‘truth’ has become a fully negotiable quantity, It is worth taking a moment to consider the life of a man who was true to himself and scrupulously honest, no matter what the cost.
Above, Pete Seeger. You do not need to be a fan of folk music nor agree with his political views to respect this man. All that is required is the recognition that he was a life long activist who put himself in the arena as a champion of human rights. No matter what pressure was brought to bear on him, he did not fold nor compromise his values.