Woody Guthrie's 1942 New Year's Resolutions: In the Greatest Generation, Even the Socialists Were Better


Woody Guthrie: hero to the left for decades. Writer of folk hits like ‘This Land Is Your Land.” Member of the Communist Party. But because he was part of the “Greatest Generation” that went through the Great Depression and World War II, his basic sensibility and outlook are still miles away from the spoiled brats of the Occupy Movement. Here’s proof …

Take a look at his 1942 New Year’s Resolution and see if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face, with cute cartoons and common sense goals. Seems to me that almost all his goals are really things that seem almost – dare I say it? – conservative in today’s world.

Keep clean. Save money. Work hard. Take care of your kids. Love your parents. Help the country win the war.

It’s really the opposite of how the Occupy movement thinks and acts, isn’t it?

h/t Boing Boing


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