We Are The Many

Dagens blogg overlater ordet til den hawaiske sangeren Makana. Han var invitert til å synge under Barack Obamas bankett i Honolulu for verdens ledere, deriblant Kinas president Hu Jintao og Russlands president Dmitri Medvedev. 

Midt under opptredenen kastet Makana jakka og viste fram T-skjorta med parolen “Occupy with Aloha», og så sang han sin egen hyllest til Occupy-bevegelsen:

Og her er teksten:

We Are The Many

Ye come here, gather ’round the stage
The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones who’ve trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage

From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we won’t withdraw

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
But laws of this Republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight

They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none

So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest

We occupy the streets
We occupy the courts
We occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You can’t divide us into sides
And from our gaze, you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you can’t buy

Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move till we prevail

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We are the many
You are the few

Dette innlegget ble publisert i Økonomi, Kina, Opprør, USA og merket med . Bokmerk permalenken.

4 svar til We Are The Many

  1. Sverre Munthe sier:

    Lot de ham fullføre?

  2. psteigan sier:

    Det kommer vel i klassen for årets mest vellykte stunt.🙂

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