These are lyrics by Tom Lehrer that we think are kind of insulting.
Insulting Song Lyrics, Tom Lehrer
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Gather 'round while I sing you of Werner von Braun
A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience
(Later in the song...)
Don't say that he's hypocritical
Say rather that he's... apolitical.
This satirical song was meant to bring light to the ironic fact that the primary rocket science advisor to the U.S. during the space race had also orchestrated the bombings of London by Nazi Germany during WWII. Here, Mr. Lehrer is basically accusing von Braun of being a fickle opportunist... only he makes it sound flattering.
Submitted by: Raphael
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