Monday, October 23, 2017

Peter Yarrow to Perform at ‘Women for Peace’ Rally Outside Pentagon

The following article appeared on Free Beacon on October 21st

Peter Yarrow, convicted in the 1970's  of "making sexual advances" on a 14-year-old girl, will perform on Friday at a rally organized by the nonprofit Code Pink: Women for Peace. 
Peter Yarrow

Yarrow went to prison after making sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister in 1970 when they went to his Washington, D.C. hotel room to ask for his autograph, according to the New York Post. Yarrow pleaded guilty to taking "indecent liberties" with the 14-year-old and spent only three months behind bars.

The performer was pardoned by President Jimmy Carter on his last day in office in 1981.

Yarrow has extensive ties within liberal circles: he sang at John Kerry's 1995 wedding, performed at Occupy Wall Street for protesters, and performed for Barack Obama's campaign. Yarrow is also godfather to one of Kerry's children.

Yarrow has a history of social and anti-war activism. He traveled to Vietnam to "apologize" on behalf of the United States in 2005 for America's participation in the Vietnam War.

The two-day Code Pink protest is called "Divest from the War Machine" and the activist will perform at the "U.S. responsibility for the legacies of war" vigil.
Peter, Paul and Mary

His participation comes amid a current climate of strong scrutiny of sex crimes in the wake of film producer Harvey Weinstein's downfall. Many women are coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault, using the hashtag #MeToo on social media.

Over the years, the performer has repeatedly made excuses for his behavior in 1970. "You feel terrible about it, make your amends,’’ he told the Baltimore Jewish Times in 2006.  "In that time, it was common practice, unfortunately – the whole groupie thing.’’

Yarrow came to fame as a member of the music group Peter, Paul, & Mary in the 1960s.

Ed. We of the older generation remember Yarrow as the Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow went to PRISON after making “sexual advances” to a 14 year old in 1970. (Undoubtedly the only time he EVER did such a thing.) Yet here he is, performing before the leftist group, Women for Peace. Shouldn’t these women ostracize Yarrow for his actions; hold him responsible for the grotesque abuse of a child?

Of COURSE not. And the Weasel Zippers site is right on the money with the reason for the liberal groups’ “understanding” attitude and that is, Yarrow (like ALL leftists) is above reproach “as long as he has the right liberal credentials.”

Yarrow has spent decades advancing the leftist agenda. He asks no questions, ignores facts and reason, in short, he is the perfect representative of the left. Such unwavering dedication provides Yarrow the “right liberal credentials,” relieving him of responsibility for little character flaws such as those associated with the gross perversion of a child molester!

Get it? As long as you’re “thinking” right, what you do doesn’t really matter!

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