Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem


I’m honored once again to be a peace blogger. For this, my fourth year participating in BlogBlast for Peace, my Peace Globe is dedicated to Pete Seeger (1919-2014) who died earlier this year. The words inscribed on this globe are taken from words Pete had written on his banjo, “This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender.”

Mr. Seeger sang about social injustice and political change. His songs were part of the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement and the peace movement. More recently, he had sung at Occupy Wall Street in NYC. His songs were sung and recorded by artists around the world because they speak of hope rather than fears. Chances are that no matter what your political affiliation is, you’ve sung a Pete Seeger song sometime in your life.

My peeps saw Mr. Seeger perform many times in their younger days; in concert halls and on the street during rallies. No matter the venue or occasion, the constant was the audience singing along. That’s why I love this video. If you can’t see it, you can watch it on YouTube.



“It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.”—Pete Seeger

47 comments:

  1. What a beautiful peace post, CK. We didn't realize Pete Seeger wrote that song!

    (((love)))

    We're blasting for peace on Facebook today. xo

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  2. The male person will appreciate your globe today.

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  3. My human looks up to other humans like Pete Seeger.

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  4. Great Peace globe and the message of Pete Seeger.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  5. Peace to you CK and all your family. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. We love the new look of your blog! Your globe is great, and I adore the quotes you shared.

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  7. What a wonderful post for peace.

    Purrs and peace to you and your family, and to All Beings, today and always.

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  8. Great peace post. Wishing you peace.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  9. Wise words! Peace to all.

    Moe
    Mindy
    Cookie
    Mike

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  10. Purrfect quote for your globe and Pinned. I almost did a snow globe too. Yours will be nice for the holidays too.

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  11. LoVe this.
    Of course, I LoVe Pete.

    Dona nobis pacem.

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  12. What a beautiful and amazing globe CK.

    peace filled purrs
    Annabelle♥Boo♥Jinx♥Ping

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  13. What a purrfect post and image for peace! Love the quote by Pete Seeger, it is so true!
    Peace to the world xoxo

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  14. This is such an awesome post for peace, CK. Love the quote by Pete Seeger ... so true.

    Peace to you, TW and Pop, today and every day.

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  15. FAntastic Peace post. I love that video and that song. It is one of my favorites. What a great guy he must have been. I like that a lot. Thanks for putting this on here.

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  16. Outstanding post CK. Love the video and really love your graphic.

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  17. We are HUGE Pete Seeger fans here (people have said Lenny looks like him, but I don't see it)....we both LOVE folk music. Love your Peace Globe, going to pin it now!

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  18. That was beautiful CK! We sure hope Peace starts popping up everywhere!

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  19. That is a lovely peace globe, and beautiful words. I am purring for peace.

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  20. Wonderful post and great song too!
    I wish I knew about the blog for peace :( I only found out today, and I think it's too late.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  21. I love your peace globe, what a beautiful graphic.

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  22. Your Peace Globe is fantastic, as is your Peace message.

    Cheers!

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  23. Dona Nobis Pacem! We're purring for peace too. Great Peace Globe!.

    The Florida Furkids

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  24. Pawsome peace globe! May peace be with us all now and always <3

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  25. Perfect quote. Let's surround hate and smother it with purrs and love.
    Peace.

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  26. What a nifty post. We would never have thought of that, so we really enjoy it. Peace.

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  27. Beautiful post!
    Thank you for the video!

    Noodle and crew

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  28. Wow! Beautiful, CK. We purr for peace...today and every day.

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  29. Beautiful peace globe and post. We love participating in blog4peace. Dona Nobis Pacem.

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  30. Gweat posty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  31. Lovely post and we love that song :) Peaceful Pawkisses, Little Binky and Granny :) <3

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  32. Oh man... I was not expecting that song. Now I'm in tears. This one was what I wanted to sign at my gran's funeral, but I chickened out. I was afraid I'd start crying and not be able to sing.

    I've always regretted that. I'll sing it on Nov 11.

    Whew.. okay. Now the hi and Peace day greetings. I'm still making my way through Mimi's marvelous list. And I'm sharing all I find everywhere I can.

    xx

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  33. Indeed Mr Seeger used words of hope for coming together on common ground, not differences. Your peace globe is simply stunning

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  34. Great sentiment and a nice tribute to Seeger too!

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  35. Love your Peace badge CK.....Mr. Seeger was a most special human.

    Hugs, Sammy

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  36. Hello darling girl, Your post is beautiful. I wish we had had a better influence on the darn election yesterday. Sigh.We do love Pete Seeger ;-)

    On a happier note, did you notice in my "baby" pictures that your blue pillows were there waiting for you, even though you didn't even know it yet??? XOXOXOXO

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  37. An awesome graphic. Peace to you all.

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  38. Thank you for sharing this. Like some others, I didn't realise he wrote this song...I've just had one of those welling-up moments! Beautiful.

    Peace to you and yours

    Nameste

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  39. Best Peace Blog of any we saw this year! What a purrfect song and performer to select. Mom's a bit jealous that your parents saw Pete Seeger in person, especially more than once. We are sending purrs and prayers of peace to you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  40. You've hit so many sparks of truth in this post. Your peace globe IS stunning, Stunning Keisha! It is as unique as you are. This post is moving and delightful. Thank you for sharing Pete's music and the spirit he wanted to convey to all of us.

    You are # 8932 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com
    Thank you for blogging peace with us. Peace to you and yours always,
    Mimi

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