Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger Symbolize Where the U.S. Could be Headed
Contact: Steve McConkey, 608-469-7956
MADISON, Wisc., Feb. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- A few weeks ago, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger sang "This Land is Your Land" at the inauguration concert in front of 750,000 people on the Washington D.C. Mall. Though he left the Communist Party in 1950, Seeger has Marxist associations.
"This Land is Your Land" was written by Woody Guthrie, who also had Marxist associations throughout his life. Guthrie wrote the song in response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." At the inauguration, Seeger agreed to play the song if the original verses of the song were re-inserted.
In context, the inserted verses speak against private property rights. Also, they show workers in relief lines, leaving the impression that people are being exploited by capitalism. Christianity was alluded to by including the words "in the shadow of the steeple," which showed the church not helping the people.
"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
That side was made for you and me.
In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?
Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me."
In a 2000 interview with Mother Jones magazine, Seeger said, "I'm still a Communist, in the sense that I don't believe the world will survive with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer."
A few weeks ago, the San Diego Unified school district offered an apology to Seeger after trying to ban him in 1960 from performing because of his Marxist leanings. The American Civil Liberties Union intervened to help him and he was able to perform.
Bruce Springsteen joined Seeger at the inauguration. Springsteen promotes himself as the working-class hero despite being a multi-millionaire. Springsteen recently released an average album called 'Working On A Dream' and performed at the Super Bowl.
Pete Seeger is a Unitarian Universalist, a false religion that emphasizes tolerance and respect and incorporates Jewish, Christian and other faith traditions, but has no creed or doctrine according to ApologeticsIndex.org. They believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authority.
Steve McConkey, Underground Apologetics President, says, "Christians need to pray for the United States. Our country was not founded on Marxist principles that allow a few elites to control the rights of many. Socialism always leads to moral and financial failure as the European nations currently demonstrate."
Underground Apologetics is a branch of 4 WINDS. The ministry has a Website at www.UndergroundApologetics.org. Steve McConkey is the President. He is originally from Northwest Wisconsin and graduated with honors from Minnesota State University-Mankato (B.S.-Public Health) and Western Kentucky University (Masters of Public Health).
Instead of going into medical school, Steve and his wife have been in track and field ministries since 1981, with past headquarters in Eugene(OR), Fort Worth(TX), and Minneapolis(MN). 4 WINDS has ministered at the Olympics, USA Olympics Trials, and the USA Track and Field Championships. Underground Apologetics started after some world-class athletes got involved in cults. Most of the Underground Apologetics' readers are not athletes.