Thursday, January 19, 2012

As Requested by the Very Wealthy: Class Warfare, with Music!

They started it, we'll finish it. By voting.
With the Republicans blaming the poor for the decline of this country and lauding the greedy and wealthy as, "job creators," it may be time to take up class warfare, they're insisting on it. The 1% at the top already have, it's about time the rest of us did. The obscenely wealthy have been getting away with paying a fraction of what they once did in taxes. Capitalism died, and we paid to revive it. The recent bank bailout, which saved capitalism from total collapse, didn't compel Congress or the President to create any new regulations to prevent such a disaster from happening again. Not one banker went to jail, but 4,100 Occupy Movement people went to jail. Money, money, money, money, money.

People who are poor, disabled, elderly, union members, and/or teachers are getting more heat from elected officials than bankers and capitalists. It's enough to turn you red with anger. Or listen to some Red music, from Phillip's Solidarity Forever down to Harry McClintock's Hallelujah! I'm a bum!, all from my Little Red Songbook. Enjoy!

More music below

Billy Bragg singing There is Power in a Union:

And Billy Bragg singing The Internationale:

And Harry McClintock with Hallelujah! I'm a Bum!:

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