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Song Parodies -> "The Spirit of AFL-CIO"

Original Song Title:

"The Spirit of Radio"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Rush

Parody Song Title:

"The Spirit of AFL-CIO"

Parody Written by:

Doppelbock

The Lyrics

Warning, strong political commentary below.
Begin the day with your union bro's
A Utopian collective
Spread class envy with sharp invective
And cries of management oppression, q.v. "The Trees" *

The union'll say how your dues get spent
Give endorsements to left-wingers,
For the wealth gap ever lingers,
Funding leftist causes with your monthly union fees

Ostensible wage slaves, going on strike
Spiteful assholes, bristle with their class envy
Cartelized labor via crimeless blackmail
A legalized government-blessed monopoly

All this chicanery, shaking down stockholders
For every last red penny
It doesn't leave them any, but it's all in the good name
Of solidarity, yeah, solidarity

One likes to believe in the freedom of markets
But inflated compensation and binding arbitration
Shit on the idea of free economy

(chorus repeats)

For the words of the profits were written on the union wall:
Hiring hall
And echoes with the sounds of lockouts
* "The Trees", by Rush, another anti-collectivism song

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McKludge - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Hmmm. So, how do you really feel about unions?
MrMacphisto - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm left-leaning, but I'm no friend of unions. This is dead on. 5-5-5

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