Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Socialist Day!

Before we collectively sing...a note on more bad change:

This is what Labor Day meant to me:

...and now


LL said...

Because it's Labor Day - Lyrics from The Internationale

No, it's not from an Obama Speech, but it sounds like it:

Enslaved masses, stand up, stand up.
The world is about to change its foundation
We are nothing, let us be all.
This is the final struggle

The State oppresses and the law cheats.
Tax bleeds the unfortunate.
No duty is imposed on the rich;
The rights of the poor is an empty phrase.

The kings of the mine and of the rail.
Have they ever done anything other
Than steal work?
Inside the safeboxes of the gang,
What work had created melted.
By ordering that they give it back,
The people want only their due.

In 1944, the Soviet Union adopted the "Hymn of the Soviet Union" as its national anthem. Prior to that time, the "Internationale" served as the principal musical expression of allegiance to the ideals of the October Revolution and the Soviet Union. (The "Internationale" continued to be recognized as the official song of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the post-1919 Soviet version is still used by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.) However, it would be right at home at the Democratic National Convention in 2012...

Patti said...

labor day to me invokes warm memories of puking chicken finnetty 4490 etna into a bowl 187 times at the cabin, lying in a blue quilt-patterned sleeping bag on a hard wood floor, watching jerry lewis all night, and vowing never to eat mom's corn flake covered chicken again. p.s. two six gore fourteen gorty gore !

Mrs. K said...

Thanks Patti, now the whole world knows I am a bad cook. BTW it wasn't corn flakes it was bread crumbs and crushed walnuts. I have NEVER made it again!!!

Tyler Rice said...

can I get this song on iTunes or has Obama and Holder already sued the creator (which is Rush Limbaugh I presume)?

Tyler Rice said...

oh, didn't get to the end before commenting. Paul Shanklin is the creator.