Thursday Oct 25, 2007

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Was just thinking of the brilliant speech by JFK, and how he would we bashed by today's pundits and talk show hosts for being such a wimp. Enjoy.


"What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label 'Liberal?' If by 'Liberal' they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local...
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robert1974:

Well, I liked your short response re. the Ron Paul crew. And I think that "liberalism" should be the baseline of a rational democracy, but I do think it's important to have a left critique of liberalism. My favorite was by Phil Och's

http://users.powernet.co.uk/hack/sleaze/love_me_liberal.html, in full, below. And for full disclosure I don't mind if Ron Paul and his neo-nuts and naive supporters call me a commie, 'cause i am!

Love Me, I'm a Liberal


By Phil Ochs
(Born 1940, died 1976)

I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
Tears ran down my spine
I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy
As though I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcolm X got what was coming
He got what he asked for this time
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I go to civil rights rallies
And I put down the old D.A.R.
I love Harry and Sidney and Sammy
I hope every coloured boy becomes a star
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit too far
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I cheered when Humphrey was chosen
My faith in the system restored
I'm glad the commies were thrown out
of the AFL-CIO board
I love Puerto Ricans and Negros
as long as they don't move next door
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

The people of old Mississippi
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can't understand how their minds work
What's the matter don't they watch Les Crain?
But if you ask me to bus my children
I hope the cops take down your name
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I read New Republic and Nation
I've learned to take every view
You know, I've memorized Lerner and Golden
I feel like I'm almost a Jew
But when it comes to times like Korea
There's no one more red, white and blue
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I vote for the Democratic Party.
They want the U.N. to be strong
I go to all the Pete Seeger concerts
He sure gets me singing those songs
I'll send all the money you ask for
But don't ask me to come on along
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I've grown older and wiser
And that's why I'm turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

cori:

thank you smile

Thursday Oct 25, 2007

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Was just thinking of the brilliant speech by JFK, and how he would we bashed by today\'s pundits and talk show hosts for being such a wimp. Enjoy. \r\n\r\n\"What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label \'Liberal?\' If by \'Liberal\' they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad...
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fatality:

Thank you!

lily:

Thanks for the light, I felt it...