The Beat(en) Generation…

Some songs are timeless:

When you cast your eyes upon the skylines of this …
Once proud nation
Can you sense the fear and the hatred
Growing in the hearts of it’s population?

And our youth, oh youth, are being seduced
By the greedy hands of politics and half truths

The beaten generation, the beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
The beaten generation, the beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination

We’re being sedated by the gasoline fumes
And hypnotised by the satellites
Into believing what is good and what is right

You may be worshipping the temples of mammon
Or lost in the prisons of religion
But can you still walk back to happiness
When you’ve nowhere left to run?

If they send in the special police
To deliver us from evil and keep us from peace

Then won’t the words sit ill upon their tongues
When they tell us justice is being done
That freedom lives in the barrels of a warm gun?

The beaten generation, the beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
The beaten generation, the beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination

Trump on the classics…

The New Yorker has a great list of imagined Tweets by Donald Trump on literary classics:

@realDonaldTrump
Weak Hamlet should stop moaning about past and get on with his life. All talk, no action! King Claudius has my full support.

@realDonaldTrump
Successful businessmen should be left alone by boring ghosts and sad employees. Bob Cratchit is a loser. No enthusiasm! Also . . .

@realDonaldTrump
No one is saying Owl and Pussycat canÔÇÖt be together, just donÔÇÖt rub it in our face. And the boat is an embarrassment!

@realDonaldTrump
Wolf well within rights to evict disgusting pigs from below-code structures.

Read the full list here.

Ha ha ha!

Donald Trump, through some freak accident, is President-Elect in the US. It’s a joke on a global scale that has the whole world laughing, cringing, and crying by turns. But, the last step and possible obstacle in confirming him in office, the Electoral College, has just gone along with the whole thing:┬áThe Electoral College has failed America and democracy in electing Donald Trump.

It’s a joke right?

Adult, responsible people who are the custodians of US ‘democracy’ have put the rubber stamp on his accession to the office of President.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

I can think of no other response.

Merry Christmas everyone, it may be our last!