Monday, October 10, 2011

"The Demonstration Has Been Subsidized"

Anyone remember "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"?
Well, The Demonstration Has Been Subsidized:
You really should have stayed home, brother.
You will have nowhere to plug in, zone out, or get take out.
You will not be able to feed yourself on pizza and beer,
Bad pizza and cheap beer made by large corporations
Because the demonstration has been subsidized.

The demonstration has been subsidized.
The demonstration has been brought to you by Soros
with large crowds without proper sanitation
The demonstration will have large pictures of Obama
And Pelosi giving an interview and leading a charge
To Marx, and Chairman Mao, and Che Guavera to destroy
Hard working people's livelihoods with taxes taken from their paychecks
The demonstration has been subsidized.

The demonstration has been brought to you by 
MSNBC and will star Keith Olbermann, and Saul
Alinsky and Anderson Cooper and Roseanne and Oprah.
The demonstration will not give your cause mass appeal.
The demonstration will bring out the nuts.
The demonstration will not make you a 
winner, because the demonstration has been subsidized, Brother.

There will be  video of you and Ginnie Ray
leaning up against that police car and leaving behind a calling card,
or fighting with police because they don't want you to get hit in traffic.
CNN will provide 'round the clock coverage
and will report from all confrontations.
The demonstration has been subsidized.

There will be  video of grasshoppers shouting at
ants on YouTube
There will be  video of grasshoppers shouting at
ants on YouTube
There will be video of Purple People Beaters attacking 
people in wheel chairs because they won't back down
There will be slow motion shots of UAW 
drones chanting about the plight of the working man 
After cashing a six thousand dollar signing bonus check
Just before getting on the bus to the demonstration

Abercrombie and Fitch, Starbucks, and  Best 
Buy will be well represented, and
hipsters and hippies will finally get together
on the streets of America because lazy people
will be whining that someone else should pay.
The demonstration will be subsidized.

There will be constant highlights on the cable
news and  pictures of privileged Ivy League 
post-adolescents and aging hippies wearing rusted peace signs.
The theme song will be written by RadioHead,
and Joan Baez, and sung by Pfish, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna
The demonstration has been subsidized.

The demonstration will  be right back after a message
about the sponsors, underwriters, and donors.
You will  have to worry about a commie in your
cupboard, a Maoist on a motorcycle, or the socialists in your schools.
The demonstration will be fueled by weed and coke.
The demonstration will be staffed by immigrants who don't know why they're there.
The demonstration will put you in the back of the bus.

The demonstration has  been subsidized, has been subsidized,
has been subsidized, has been subsidized.
The demonstration will not be spontaneous, brother;
The demonstration is contrived.
With apologies to Gil Scott Heron

Awesome!