October 11, 2008

The Bush Internationale

The old Internationale, the anthem of international communism and socialism, began thus (at least in the US version):
Arise, ye prisoners of starvation!
Arise, ye wretched of the earth!
For justice thunders condemnation:
A better world's in birth!
Now that George Bush is doing more for socialism than anyone since Chairman Mao, I offer the following:
Arise ye fearful of deflation,
Arise ye victims of the crunch!
Your paper suffers condemnation,
You don't have time to go to lunch!
No more the market's tides shall drown us,
Arise ye bankers, one and all;
Our bonds shall rest on new foundations--
The government will pay them all!
'Tis a right fine bailout,
Line up now for your pie,
The international rentier class
Has George Bush as its ally!

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