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Veteran singer Joan Baez muses on Trump ... and Hitler

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By Christophe Cheynier and Fiachra Gibbons

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Bored already.

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Oddly enough, I was only after playing Diamonds and Rust the other day. Baez is a welcome blast from the past. The planet needs more like her and Dylan around. Well, maybe pre-electric Dylan.

Look forward to the new album, teaming up with Steve Earle (and covering Tom Waits) is a great move. The Earle's The Revolution Starts Now is an another personal fave.

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How does Baez rate being a veteran of anything? I mean, she had affairs with a lot of other singers and such but...defend something? Stand up for something? She should do what she does only shut up and sing

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Dwight Rider,

“How does Baez rate being a veteran of anything?”

Having been in the music business since the late 1950s more than qualifies her to be called a veteran singer.

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yet another clueless entertainer babbling the nonsense of left wing propaganda. it is the Democrats like Obama who lack empathy, since they do not care their policies in Africa resulted in a slave industry, not to mention their obsession with race and their intolerance of everything. and trump already has billions, he doesn't need government to get more of what he knows he can't spend anyway. it is in fact people in the political class like a McCain, Hilary and the rest who are driven by abject greed and use government to live well. and the asinine correlation to hitler makes this Singer a tool. hitler was a left winger, and considering the Democrats history with segregation, slavery and Japanese American internment camps, it is the left who should be labeled hitlerish, if a label like that

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1.I don't think there is any feeling for anybody but himself and his money.

2.there is this insane narcissistic crazy person

3.Trump himself in some ways is a moron and he's very, very sick,

4.he has a way of manipulating words and people and lying and lying and lying

All great points...everyone should see these truths

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'Diamonds and Rust' was covered by Judas Priest in 1979!

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But he has a way of manipulating words

I think he just comes out with pure trash and stupid s###.

I don’t see much manipulation.

I love Baez’s voice - so cool,

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

The legendary 1960s protest singer may be on what she insists is her final tour, "Fare Thee Well", but she has no intention of going quietly.----- Please just go and finger paint and do it quietly.

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hitler was a left winger, and considering the Democrats history with segregation, slavery and Japanese American internment camps, it is the left who should be labeled hitlerish, if a label like that

Hitler was not a left winger. It's a shame that this fake and offfensive narrative actually isn't questioned more.

As well as Jewish people, gypsies, slavs, the disabled, homosexuals he also had communists and socialists sent to the death camps.

We certainly live in interesting and frightening times where history is rewritten on a daily basis, even in relation to a discussion on a revered and much loved folk singer.

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still a commie after all these years. Go away already.

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Hitler was not a left winger.

Hitler was the just the flip side of the same coin that produced Stalin. Today's left wing lunatics will eventually find themselves on the ame side of history as Hitler given the chance.

True fascism is being played out right now in free speech debates where even science is being labeled "hate facts".

They too, will be overcome as Ms Baez so beautifully sang....

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She wrote some great songs. Never had that ability myself, but wish I had. I can't even imagine what it is like to have that genius.

Never got a chance to see her live. Saw Paul Simon and Louis Armstrong play back in the 60s, and you can imagine how great that was.

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First time to watch Baez live was Isle of Wright fest, 1970.

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Just sing. We don't need these thoughts on politics from singers.

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Hitler was not a left winger. It's a shame that this fake and offfensive narrative actually isn't questioned more.

Americans are always getting their fascists confused with their communists.

Even more relevant is the constant confusion they seem to have surrounding social (ism) democracy, which is much of the E.U and Scandinavia. Very successful states by in large and the sort of authoritarian socialism you see in the old Soviet Russia and perhaps Venezuela now.

Trump gave a speech at the U.N blasting "socialism" for its ills and Venezuela. Saying everyone its been tried it never works! At the end he was expecting a huge applause but got virtually none because he failed to make the distinction. Europeans would just be shaking their head. We have socialism in Europe you fool. Australians would be shaking their head as well tbh. Australia is basically Europe and Scandinavia lite.

There are several shades of socialism and a distinction must be made. Some work very well and some are absolutely dire.

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Another article written on someone of the deluded left

Joan Baez is musing about Donald Trump and even Hitler and what she believes is their shared lack of empathy.

Notice she makes no comments about left wing ideologies that truly lack empathy and have killed more people than any known political system combined.

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Notice she makes no comments about left wing ideologies that truly lack empathy and have killed more people than any known political system combined.

Probably because you’d have to be in the bottom 10th percentile intelligence-wise to even begin to believe that.

Literally a moron.

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GyGene, “Just sing. We don't need these thoughts on politics from singers.”

Guess you hadn’t noticed she’s a folk singer for whom having thoughts on politics is part of the job description. But nobody’s forcing you to listen so what’s the problem?

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