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Tue May 31, 2016, 04:55 PM

We Shall Overcome

Ok help me out here. Does DU have a problem with Pete Seeger singing The Song?

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How about Joan Baez?



Is it ok for Bruce Springsteen to sing We Shall Overcome?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/bruce-springsteen-performs-surprise-cover-of-we-shall-overcome-at-norway-memorial-concert/



I don't expect one, but a rational explanation would be nice.

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Meteor Man May 2016 OP
deathrind May 2016 #1
msongs May 2016 #2
Beaverhausen May 2016 #3
wendylaroux May 2016 #4
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #5
Meteor Man May 2016 #6
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #8
MisterP May 2016 #7
Prism May 2016 #9
Meteor Man May 2016 #10

Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 04:58 PM

1. I think it is ok.

But that is my opinion...other opinions vary obviously.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 04:58 PM

2. it's a non issue. nt

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 04:59 PM

3. I guess it depends on what you are overcoming?

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:00 PM

4. why would anyone care who sings any song?



except for Shatner singing Rocket Man,that hurt.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:00 PM

5. I'm missing the context.

But I will say that Springsteen's album of Pete Seeger covers is really good.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #5)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:05 PM

6. This Pie Fight

http://www.democraticunderground.com/118752829

Which completely baffled me. I am convinced that We Shall Overcome is a gift to the whole world. Nobody owns this song.

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Response to Meteor Man (Reply #6)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:13 PM

8. I've learned from long experience that commenting on what people choose to get outraged over, here

invariably turns into another outrage, and before you know it you are stuck in an outrage feedback loop.

So I'm just going to line my helmet with cottage cheese and go back to bed.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:16 PM

9. Not mentioned - the guy leading the song was PoC

 

All the speakers save Robert Reich were also PoC.

It was Oakland after all. And, of course, people who weren't there are claiming that it was all white people.

I was there. It was a very mixed crowd.

But then, some of these are the same people who would leap over corpses to berate LGBTers for quoting MLK.

So take the childish nonsense for what it is - people just looking for a fight and seeking to feel slighted in some way. LGTBers had to deal with this shit for years. "You can't have our Civil Rights movement!"

Which, yeah, way to miss the entire point of that whole thing.

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Response to Prism (Reply #9)

Tue May 31, 2016, 05:23 PM

10. Thank-you!

I'm kicking it on Skid Row which is neutral territory for all races. Got friends of all races proresting against criminalizing homelessness in Frisco.

A lot of us on The Row are feeling The Bern.

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