Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Jim Moron." It's all about the idiot Jim Moran demanding that an ad in the Subway saying "Go to hell, Barack" be taken down. I hate little bitches who don't respect free speech.
And I hate the ones who try to rewrite history. At WSWS, Tom Hall notes warning signs that revisionary history might be about to take place.
Late last year, the George Kaiser Foundation purchased materials from the family of Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) with the intention of opening a museum dedicated to the singer-songwriter in Tulsa, Oklahama. The museum is projected to open some time around July 14, the 100th anniversary of Guthrie’s birth.
There are indications that those involved with the museum are seeking to minimize or distort Guthrie’s political views, including his involvement with the Communist Party.
The Woody Guthrie Center will contain an archive of Guthrie’s numerous maunuscripts and journals, including some 3,000 song lyrics and over 700 pieces of artwork and written material. Among the archive’s more significant holdings will be Guthrie’s original handwritten lyrics for “This Land is Your Land.”
In a recent Associated Press (AP) story, which states that the museum “plans for a display that concentrates on his artistry rather than the populist politics that divided local opinion over the years,” historians speaking in support of the museum distort Guthrie’s politics.
Is that not disgusting?
And does it not go against what museums are supposed to stand for?
Why even do a Woody Guthrie museum if you're not going to do it right?
This really makes me sad. I don't see Woody's politics as 'divisive' today. He's dead. You may not agree with him, and that's your right, but how are the politics of a dead man 'divisive.'
Seems to me town elders are the ones being 'divisive.'
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"