Monday, June 15, 2015

Un-Americans Unite!

The un-American
Needs a personal Jesus
Private insurance
An obedient wife
The un-American
Should really stop complaining
He oughta take a trip to Disney
Get his head on right
Buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new
It'll be alright
Buy a new buy a new buy a new
That should fix the un-American
A threat to security
Feeding on literature
From a socialist state
The un-American
It really breaks my heart
To see a promising citizen deviate
Buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new
It'll be alright
Buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new buy
That should fix the un-American
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh oh
The un-American
Could be your own neighbor
He could be talking to your children
Sleeping with your wife
Oh what if you're the un-American
Oh what if you're the un-American
Oh what if you're the un-American
Oh if you're the un-American
Oh
Buy a new buy a new buy a new buy a new
It'll be alright
Buy a new buy a new
And it'll be alright
Be alright
Somebody please sell me a cholo headband!

11 comments:

Gert said...

Nice tune.

Spend yourself out of recession, it's the 'American way'?

-FJ said...

When being an "American" means mindless Consumerism, call me a Hostis Publicus!

FreeThinke said...

Ugga wugga wigwam!

PHEW!

FreeThinke said...

And the mewing, epicene, pseudo-castrato shall lead us?

But where?

The Absolute Marxist said...

...best not follow then!

FreeThinke said...

Spending the nation out of a recession is the KEYNESIAN WAY, not the AMERICAN WAY.

John Maynard Keynes, I believe, if memory serves me, was an ENGLISHMAN. I don't care if he was or was not a pedophile or a sodomite or both, as many have suggested. I only know his seductive, economic theories fly in the face of common sense, and have bought the West more trouble than it could ever hope to overcome.

Keynes may not have been a Marxist, but his ideas made him a useful idiot in aiding the Marxian-Fabian Collectivist cause.

Kipling had his number, and wrote eloquently against Keynesian-Fabian ideas in The Gods of the Copybook Headings.

convergentsum said...

For what it's worth, Keynes is not against common sense: saving up a surplus in a boom in order to spend it during a bust is very similar to what a well-run household would do.

-FJ said...

Good point. But Keynes did more than advocate for government spending. He argued against the gold standard and for government intervention AND control of the markets. No man did more to destroy the laissez-faire "invisible hand" of the markets than John Maynard Keynes.

-FJ said...

He opened the door for State mercantilism and proved the end of the middle class bourgeois shop owner.

convergentsum said...

If Keynes wielded any power, it was his ability to predict the outcome of policies. He warned against resuming the gold standard in the 20s, but was powerless to prevent it and his warnings were fulfilled in the 30s.
Keynes advocated a mixed economy. How is he incompatible with the bourgeouis shop owner?

This quote, attributed to Keynes, is prominent on the internet. I don't know where it's from.
"How can I accept the Communist doctrine, which sets up as its bible, above and beyond criticism, an obsolete textbook which I know not only to be scientifically erroneous but without interest or application to the modern world? How can I adopt a creed which, preferring the mud to the fish, exalts the boorish proletariat above the bourgeoisie and the intelligentsia, who with all their faults, are the quality of life and surely carry the seeds of all human achievement? Even if we need a religion, how can we find it in the turbid rubbish of the red bookshop? It is hard for an educated, decent, intelligent son of Western Europe to find his ideals here, unless he has first suffered some strange and horrid process of conversion which has changed all his values."

Thersites said...

Predicting and controlling outcomes are two separate things. If you can do the one, you will be tempted to perform the other. And once you have yielded to this temptation, there are no limits you will either inclined or compelled to observe. And so the "free" become serfs, then slaves. Hayek, "The Road to Serfdom".

The road to Hell is indeed paved with good intentions.