Did You Know This Famous Hippie Folk Singer IS A REPUBLICAN?
Guest post by Aleister
Republicans are so heavily outnumbered in the entertainment industry that it becomes newsworthy when a famous actor or singer is a conservative.
Arlo Guthrie is notable because he’s the son of Woody Guthrie who was well known for his far left politics.
This is a 2011 report from the Patriot Ledger:
Hippie-folk singer Arlo Guthrie takes a Republican stance
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is, among other things, a hippie icon. Long before he started touring, he was on the bill at Woodstock. One of his best-known songs, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” is an 18-minute ballad that confronted the Vietnam-era draft with dark humor.
So the reaction was mixed, to say the least, when Guthrie began acknowledging he had registered as a Republican around 2003 or ‘04.
“To have a successful democracy, you have to have at least two parties, and one of them was failing miserably,” Guthrie told The New York Times in 2009. “We had enough good Democrats. We needed a few more good Republicans. We needed a loyal opposition.”
The reason this is coming up now is because one of Arlo Guthrie’s most famous songs is Thanksgiving related.
Here’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety: