Saturday, December 26, 2015

If You Could Send Only One Band to North Korea...

....Why Wouldn't You Send Laibach?
Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo...
Crossing over Arirang Pass.
Dear who abandoned me [here]
Shall not walk even ten li
before his/her feet hurt.

Just as there are many stars in the clear sky,
There are also many dreams in our heart.

There, over there that mountain is Baekdu Mountain,
Where, even in the middle of winter days, flowers bloom.


Look on me! Look on me! Look on me!
In midwinter, when you see a flower, please think of me!
Chorus: Ari-arirang! Ssuri-Ssurirang! Arariga nanne!
O'er Arirang Pass I long to cross today.
Moonkyung weak Bird has too many curves
Winding up, winding down, in tears I go.
Carry me, carry me, carry me and go!
When flowers bloom in Hanyang, carry me and go.


Castor and camellia, bear no beans!
Deep mountain fair maidens would go a-flirting.
Chorus: Ari-Ari, Ssuri-Ssuri, Arariyo!
Ari-Ari Pass I cross and go.
Though I pray, my soya field yet will bear no beans;
Castor and camellia, why should you bear beans?
When I broke the hedge bush stem, you said you'd come away;
At your doorway I stamp my feet, why do you delay?
Precious in the mountains are darae and moroo;
Honey sweet to you and me would be our love so true.
Come to me! Come to me! Come and join me!
In a castor and camellia garden we'll meet, my love!


FreeThinke said...

I'd send The DIrty Dozen armed to the teeth with small nuclear bombs to assassinate Dear Leader, blow up the Establishment, and clear the airwaves so the sweet, clean gloriously fresh air of freedom could blow in and invigorate these pitiably oppressed people.

After that I'd send in The Marshall Plan to each them how avail themselves of the opportunities accorded by Liberation.

The Dirty Dozen and The Marshall Plan are tow of the greatest "bands" that ever lived.

If by any chance that mission failed, I'd send in The Enola Gay.

FreeThinke said...

Peace on earth, good will to men, EXCEPT to Communists, Muslims and other would-be TYRANTS to whom I wish a speedy, painless DEATH.

I have no taste or thirst for MARTYRDOM. I want all who would attack, undermine and otherwise do harm to DIE –– unless by some miracle they could be sincerely reformed, persuaded to change their pernicious beliefs and support the eternal, immutable truth given to us in the four Gospels.

-FJ said...

Sounds like Laiback was the perfectr choice, then! :)

FreeThinke said...

As long as they perform in NORTH KOREA and not here, it's perfectly all right with me.

Gert said...

"The $1.15 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last Friday and quickly signed by President Obama is just the latest triumph in the plutocratic management of politics that has accelerated since 9/11. As Michael Winship and I described here last Thursday, the bill is a bonanza for the donor class – that powerful combine of corporate executives and superrich individuals whose money drives our electoral process. Within minutes of its passage, congressional leaders of both parties and the president rushed to the television cameras to praise each other for a bipartisan bill that they claimed signaled the end of dysfunction; proof that Washington can work. Mainstream media (including public television and radio), especially the networks and cable channels owned and operated by the conglomerates, didn’t stop to ask: “Yes, but work for whom?” Instead, the anchors acted as amplifiers for official spin — repeating the mantra-of-the-hour that while this is not “a perfect bill,” it does a lot of good things. “But for whom? At what price?” went unasked."


Happy Old Year!

FreeThinke said...

Isn't it rich?
Aren't they a pair?
We supplicate from the ground;
They do not care.

So send in the clowns;
There ought to be clowns

Now I have stopped
Promoting boors
Knowing that all of the bastards
Offer no cures

Grinning in public
Masking contempt
They hold for us ––
No one's exempt.

Don't you love farce?
We must I fear.
They stole what power we had
Sorry, old dear,

So send in the clowns
QUICK! Send in the clowns
Don't bother,
They've run things for years.

~ Anne Animus

-FJ said...

I think that you pretty well captured the reality of American (as well as global) politics in that, FT.

As Jacques Lacan once famously stated to the Parisian students protesting in '68, "As hysterics, you demand a new master. You will get it!"

FreeThinke said...

"Meet the new boss –– he's the same as the old boss," isn't that about it?

Joe Conservative said...

It only ends the day you stop looking for a master, and become one yourself.

Joe Conservative said...

Even brave Titus commits the mistake of foolishly crowning Saturnines (15:00-23:00)... and doesn't realize his mistake until he comes "back" to the "crossroads"

beamish said...

Have you ever ridden in a Kia Soul? That thing is a torture device. South Korea should be fed to North Korea for exporting cars that are actually painful to sit in.

As for bands to send to the Norks? Katy Perry?

Thersites said...

Nope, never have ridden in a Kia anything.

I think that if we sent Katy Perry they'd know that we were "ripe for the plucking".

beamish said...

-FJ said...

Katy Perry probably made Hitler invade Poland.

beamish said...

Nah, Hitler invaded Poland to test Stalin's reading comprehension (Stalin failed)