Johnny Cash's leftist roots

Tom O'Lincoln suarsos at
Thu Sep 18 16:52:57 MDT 2003

I didn't know about the Yankee Man song, which is a bit sobering to say the
least. But you can be for the underdog in America and still be patriotic;
the CPUSA was pretty good at that at various times, and the contradiction
is only obvious to us far-lefts. Einde is right that the word Yankee means
Northerner, but on balance the song doesn't seem ironic. What do other
people think?

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