Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia

I wanted to write something funny today. Pointless, absolutely pointless as the lunatics are still running the asylum. XTC's Andy Partridge said it far better than I ever could 25 years ago:


Melt The Guns

programmes of violence as entertainment
brings the disease into your room
we know the germ which is man-made in metal
is really a key to your own tomb
prevention is better than cure
bad apples affecting the pure
you'll gather your senses I'm sure, then agree to
melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more to fire them
melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more desire them
children will want them mothers supply them
as long as your killers are heroes.
and all the media will fiddle while Rome burns
acting like modern-time Neros.
prevention is better than cure
bad apples affecting the pure
you'll gather your senses I'm sure then agree to
melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more to fire them
melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more to desire them.

I'm speaking to the justice league of America
the U.S of A, hey you, yes you in particular!
when it comes to - the judgement day
and you're stood at the gates with your weaponry
you dare clasp your hands in prayer
and start quoting me’ cos we say....
our father we've managed to contain the epidemic
in one place now
let's hope they shoot themselves instead of others
help to sterilize the race now.
we've trapped the cause of the plague
in the land of the free and the home of the brave
if we listen quietly we can hear them shooting
from grave to grave.
you ought to melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more to fire them
melt the guns melt the guns
melt the guns and never more desire them.


I just want to add a postscript, if I may. Terrorists trade on the fear of the unknown, it's their greatest weapon. One or two major incidents and whole nations go on the back foot, fearing all and trusting nobody. Yet one country's constitution allows terrorists to live in every one of its streets unhindered. And the biggest terrorists of all are the lawmakers who continue to allow this situation to continue. Where you going to point your guns now, George?

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Blogger Rol Hirst said...

I was terrified when I read the student responsible was an English major. I'm just waiting for someone to find a copy of Catcher In The Rye, American Psycho, Winnie The Pooh, or some old Archie comics in his bedroom and decide they're responsible.

Book-burning ahoy!

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