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Sunday, February 02, 2014

This Machine May Not Actually Kill Fascists But It Pisses Them Off A Treat

Having recently written posts on both Pete Seeger and Anders Breivik, it seemed serendipitous that I should find this clip. It shows a crowd of 40,000 Norwegians singing Seeger's "My Rainbow Race" in a Norwegian translation by Lillebjoern Nilsen. This was after Breivik's conviction: at his trial he had called Nilsen a Marxist who was “brainwashing” the Norwegian people. So they sang a song they knew he hated right outside his window. LOL.

And here, for the benefit of Paul Weston, Bonni Benstock Intall, and all the other haters, is Pete Seeger performing the original. Because I'd hate the message to be lost in translation.

(For any haters who don't understand the post title, look and learn.)


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