Monday, October 09, 2006

Some cutting satire...

Today I thought, in light of this news that a musical interlude was in order. Step forward the marvelous Tom Lehrer who wrote this prophetic song in the 60s....
First we got the bomb, and that was good, 'Cause we love peace and motherhood. Then Russia got the bomb, but that's okay, 'Cause the balance of power's maintained that way. Who's next? France got the bomb, but don't you grieve, 'Cause they're on our side (I believe). China got the bomb, but have no fears, They can't wipe us out for at least five years. Who's next? Then Indonesia claimed that they Were gonna get one any day. South Africa wants two, that's right: One for the black and one for the white. Who's next? Egypt's gonna get one too, Just to use on you know who. So Israel's getting tense. Wants one in self defense. "The Lord's our shepherd," says the psalm, But just in case, we better get a bomb. Who's next? Luxembourg is next to go, And (who knows?) maybe Monaco. We'll try to stay serene and calm When Alabama gets the bomb. Who's next? Who's next? Who's next? Who's next?
Yeah, we all know I ain't a fan of nuclear. That is neither weapons or power. It isn't right and for the money involved we could invest in much more meaningful ways to generate power and to create peace rather than prevent war. That said, this government will never have a nuclear leg to stand on as long as it continues to lambast the world for going nuclear whilst almost committing to nuclear weapons and also nuclear power within the life of this current parliament. So then, the next train to come into Hypocracy central? Take Care Y'All John

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