Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss

Everybody's walking around today with a pantload of warm emotion about Barak Obama's "The Speech".

WHAT ever. Things got so bad in the U.S. that a sack of rutabaga is more electable, and preferable to the current administration.

I'll just remind everyone sporting wood today that the United Sates has been the world's 'benign' imperial power for the past century. From Roosevelt on, there has been nothing about American foreign policy except imperialism, and death of foreigners. That's the nature of empires, sadly. That's the nature of human nature. America is it this century. And well, the prince regent, China, doesn't seem to be any better now does it?

Obama makes my mind run to the lyric for Won't Get Fooled Again released in June, 1971

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that' all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

Well, maybe you don't want to listen to some Canadian spout off about American politics, or a Brit like Pete Townsend.

Listen to Phil Donahue, especially the stuff at 9:00 minutes in

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