The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Friday, January 30, 2009
Astroturf Does Not Equal Grassroots. Real Feminist Series Part Five: Pete Seeger
While watching, I learned (and remembered) quite a bit ... about the history of the 50s and 60s. In those times, you may recall, the anti-war movement was censored. It gained great power as an underground movement. Because of people like Pete, and Joan Baez, and Arlo Guthrie. Quite unlike today, frankly, where "anti-war" has been co-opted by slick advertisers, with big budgets, to push forward their unsavory agendas and sell their "peace-wares."
Anyways... BIG SHOUT OUT to Pete Seeger! For walking the walk, long before he had anybody like Oprah, or Move-On, to finance his videos! Pete is part five in my "Real Feminist" series. A real American freedom fighter, who has given his life for us all.
In the words of Hillary Clinton, "Women's rights are human rights. And human rights are women's rights." Pete has fought the good fight! I think I can safely dub him "Feminist." At age 90, Pete is still a Unitarian, and an activist. And of course, a singer/ songwriter! He is still fighting for us.
Now that deserves a superman suit!
UPDATE: Uppity Woman notes HERE that only us peons are supposed to turn our heat down. Not "The One." And, probably not his rock star "spokespeople" in the astroturf video. A perfect example of the difference between grassroots, and astroturf. Pete woulda turned his heat down.... or gone without.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.