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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 04:20 PM

Woody Guthrie: Musician's Unpublished Lyrics About Donald Trump's Father Discovered by Professor

Woody Guthrie Despised His Landlord—Donald Trump's Racist Father

In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take.

Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This Land Is Your Land,” the most resounding appeal to an equal share for all in America. Below that is the signature of Donald Trump’s father, Fred. No pairing could appear more unlikely.

Guthrie’s two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump’s buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul of New York’s outer boroughs produced some of Guthrie’s most bitter writings, which I discovered on a recent trip to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa. These writings have never before been published; they should be, for they clearly pit America’s national balladeer against the racist foundations of the Trump real estate empire.

Recalling these foundations becomes all the more relevant in the wake of the racially charged proclamations of Donald Trump, who last year announced, “My legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy.”

‘Old Man Trump’s’ color line
I welcome you here to live. I welcome you and your man both here to Beach Haven to love in any ways you please and to have some kind of a decent place to get pregnant in and to have your kids raised up in. I’m yelling out my own welcome to you.

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 ....


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:02 PM

1. Wow, this is giving me chills

Thank you so much for sharing

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:07 PM

2. So sad

I live all of 35 miles from these archives and I've never bothered to check it out. I must change that. indeed This land is Our land.

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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:09 PM

3. Wow....wow..thank you!

But, why am I not surprised......

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