Multi-millionaire Woodside CA resident on Wall Street, encouraging the 99% rabble to share the wealth. And lots of other things she wouldn’t dream of inflicting on herself. But she did once sing beautifully.

UPDATE 2/23/24: A recently released hagiography put out by folksinger/political activist Joan Baez lays bare an entire life and career image based on such hypocrisy. “My relationship with money has been sketchy,” she says. “I gave much of it away.” But not so much that she doesn’t continue to live the show biz high life, cushioned from any criticism by “luxury beliefs” that still include an end to national borders, capitalism, weaponry of war, fossil fuels ( of course!) without all of which she and most of the rest of us would be living in squalor and obscurity.

Taking nothing away from her great vocal gifts, she comes off as one more New Age Left coast navel gazer unwilling and/or incapable of accepting humanity as it actually is rather than as her fanatic Quaker/Gandhian ideology dictates it should be…but never can be. Everyone longs for a better world, devoid of violence, but brutal, objective reality has proven that “good men [such as rich, famous folksingers and the rest of us regular Joes & Janes] sleep peaceably in their beds because rough men stand ready to do violence [against evil] on their behalf.”  

UPDATE 6/27/21: Reminder to Miss Baez and anyone else touting the glories of global socialism being sold by today’s Democratic Party:  it’s better to have an A-bomb dropped on you.

UPDATE 6/27/21: The folk singing pacifist 60s icon finds herself at age 80 embracing and absorbed into the Washington Establishment she made a famous point of spurning in her youth.

In recent weeks a Kennedy Center Honoree, she has used her renewed media presence to make a great show of  inviting two symbols of “Resistance” to All Things Trump as her special guests during the week of award ceremonies. Tellingly, both represent the new totalitarian controls of BidenWorld/Global Socialism, apparently a comforting reprieve for her from the horrors of Make America Great Again: Dr. Fauci, that notorious architect of totalitarian control for a good cause (isn’t it always?);  and a policemen named  Michael Fanone roughed up on January 6 at the hands of what the media now characterize as violent White Supremacist Insurrectionists on the verge of destroying the sacred process of American government. Actually, the crowd was totally unarmed and the whole thing over in a matter of a few hours, and the one serious incidence of violence a dead Trump supporter at the hands of a still-unidentified Capitol officer. Where is the similar outrage over the angry mob fired up by Elizabeth Warren in 2018, marching on and invading the Supreme Court building in protest against the Kavanaugh nomination?

In Baez’s words, Fanone was “beaten nearly to death”  during a mob’s “move to violently overthrow the U.S. Government.” Now she repeatedly invokes January 6 as if it were 9/11, neglecting to mention it has become the pretext for eliminating all dissent or opposition to the sitting Democratic Party in power. In HER world view, the KKK, Hitler and McCarthy re-arose from the grave in the Trump years, but her Dem Party comrades have miraculously fought back the monster for the time being.

Add to such delusions her passionate belief in Global Warming as an existential crisis, and Joan has transported herself mentally back to the good old days of her 50s/60s youth when the world was young and brimming over with righteous rage at The Establishment and the terrifyingly perilous world it had wrought. Now she IS the Establishment, a special favorite of the Obama/Biden court…which is the whole story of Leftists. Their various noble causes always purport to be about “freedom” and “equality,”  but the real goal is total control of what they chronically perceive as a terrifying, out-of-control world. Freedom is really just for superior, special, civilized, Elite beings such as herself but too risky in the hands of lesser mortals.

P.S. She did once sing beautifully and looks great at 80.

UPDATE 11/10/19: STILL speaking with obsessive admiration for The Young, the clueless celebrity Cassandra has now assumed the role of Granny Greta, STILL sanctimoniously shaking an arthritic finger at a world heedless of her apocalyptic warnings: “environmental disaster, the sixth extinction, the possible end of civilization as we know it.” In a Dan Rather interview (2018) in her beautiful teal-tiled kitchen in strikingly high & unequally-incomed Woodside CA, Baez STILL longs, longs, longs for the good old days of worldwide “mass movement” and speaks obliquely, in soft-spoken, non-violent loathing of “EEEVVILL” TrumpWorld. “Fascism,” she ignorantly intones, and we are gently implored to weep, forgetting the government shake-down shenanigans of her hero Barack, her nice President Who Sang “Amazing Grace.”


UPDATE 3/15/18: “…[the] right wing — conservatives learned how to talk, how to lie, how to switch things around in a way that liberals and progressives never did.” Right. Still preaching from aloft, still living in her heavily cushioned world of celebrity, money, luxury digs and Bay Area 60s “social consciousness.” Still forgetting that sometimes only well-placed bullets from the guns of good people can stop really bad guys and that the world will continue to turn well past her proclaimed Global Warming Apocalypse deadline.

ORIGINAL POST 11/1/12: That incandescent voice and those dramatic good looks still willfully placed in loyal service to every subversive, anti-American, freedom-destroying cause around the world. All in the name of Freedom, Justice and Equality of course. Most recently to the “hard-working Salt of the Earth” middle/upper class freeloaders of Occupy Wall Street. On occasion, she gets it right as in the case of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution or her ignored attempt to enlist her fellow Leftists’ support in condemning the Communist repression & slaughter of Vietnamese after the U.S. departure. She bristles when you call her a Communist, a Progressive, a Socialist or anything like that. She just walks & talks like one and has for more than a half century. Resident of Woodside CA, one of the wealthiest residential communities in America.


The 20 year old who would end war, violence, poverty, unfairness and all things only feeling (and naïvely self-righteous) 20 years olds can feel.

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