1
   

The unbelievable story of why Woody Guthrie hated Donald Trump’s dad

 
 
Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 08:09 am
The unbelievable story of why Woody Guthrie hated Donald Trump’s dad
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/22/the-unbelievable-story-of-why-woody-guthrie-hated-donald-trumps-racist-dad/?postshare=5261470376536082&tid=ss_tw-bottom

https://img.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/01/AP_00102702425-1024x805.jpg

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=

The story begins with Kaufman, the author of one book about Guthrie already at work on another and a performer of the folk hero’s music, sifting through the Guthrie archives in Tulsa last year. There, in one of Guthrie’s notebooks — which contain pages upon pages of lyrics never set to music — he found these lines, written in the early 1950s:

I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project

There was also this:

Beach Haven ain’t my home!
I just cain’t pay this rent!
My money’s down the drain!
And my soul is badly bent!
Beach Haven looks like heaven
Where no black ones come to roam!
No, no, no! Old Man Trump!
Old Beach Haven ain’t my home!

“Beach Haven,” it turns out, was an apartment building erected by Fred Trump — that is, “Old Man Trump,” who died in 1999 — in New York to house large numbers of veterans returning from World War II. Guthrie, who served in the Merchant Marine, was among them. As Kaufman recounted in a story first published at the Conversation, the singer moved there in 1950.

“When Guthrie first signed his lease, it’s unlikely that he was aware of the murky background to the construction of his new home, the massive public complex that Trump had dubbed ‘Beach Haven,’” Kaufman wrote. “Trump would be investigated by a U.S. Senate committee in 1954 for profiteering off of public contracts, not least by overestimating his Beach Haven building charges to the tune of US$3.7 million.”
MORE ...
---------------
WOW!
Excellent Must-Read
 
izzythepush
 
  3  
Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 08:38 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Billy Bragg is on record as saying this picture is what inspired him to become a musician.

http://newalbanian.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/woody-guthrie.jpg
bobsal u1553115
 
  2  
Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2016 03:11 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
Re: bobsal u1553115 (Post 6240887)
Billy Bragg is on record as saying this picture is what inspired him to become a musician.


Good as reason as any,

This was mine:

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.Md8f4e8f13fb4a772edd2c093845a3601o0%26pid%3D15.1&f=1

Only I wanted to be the Beatles. I thought they were gear and fab.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Obama '08? - Discussion by sozobe
Let's get rid of the Electoral College - Discussion by Robert Gentel
McCain's VP: - Discussion by Cycloptichorn
Food Stamp Turkeys - Discussion by H2O MAN
The 2008 Democrat Convention - Discussion by Lash
McCain is blowing his election chances. - Discussion by McGentrix
Snowdon is a dummy - Discussion by cicerone imposter
GAFFNEY: Whose side is Obama on? - Discussion by gungasnake
 
  1. Forums
  2. » The unbelievable story of why Woody Guthrie hated Donald Trump’s dad
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 08/14/2020 at 09:21:42