Thursday, November 04, 2004

Woody Guthrie Rolls Over In Grave

In the bowels of the Ronald Reagan Building where the party was holding what for months had been termed its "victory rally", Fox News - being shown on huge monitors - announced that it was calling the state of Ohio for the President.
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Encouraged by the noisy crowd, the band launched into the old Woody Guthrie song This Land is Your Land.

One can only imagine what Guthrie, a lifelong socialist and trade union supporter, would have thought of his song of opportunity and egalitarianism being played to a crowd of roaring neo-conservatives.

"This land is your land, This land is my land, From California, To the New York Island, From the redwood forest, To the Gulf stream waters, This land was made for you and me."
The irony is almost too painful for words.

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