Occupy Wall Street Protest Song

The activists of the Occupy Wall Street Protest are protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money. I believe that this is an important issue in today’s society, but it is being approached in the wrong way. There have been many posts already showing how the protestors are uninformed and don’t truly know what they are fighting for. In order to be successful and have this protest have an effect, the protestors need to be well-informed on the issue and have a common goal and plan on how to address the issue.

When looking up different articles about this issue I found a very funny parody by Remy that tries to make this point that the protesters seem to be very uninformed and clueless. He also makes the point that even the poorest in the US are a lot better off than they would be because of the prosperity provided by free markets. In the song he agrees with the protestors in that corporate welfare is wrong, but makes a point that people need to become more informed and all have the same beliefs about things before they go an protest it. I thought it was clever in that it reminds me of many of the folk songs of the sixties criticizing the war, and just about everything else they protested about.Lyrics to the

“Occupy Wall Street Protest Song”

Come gather round people
come and join your hands
we’re taking Wall Street
and we’re making demands
and we’re heeding the call
and we’re crying for help
only 1% of us have wealth

but first we need posters
we need to make signs
but to do so it seems
that we need some supplies

We need poster board
I can’t make it myself
but it’s 10 cents a sheet
at the store it’s on sale
an example of economies of scale
it’s so evil

They’re saying that freedom
has done little to stop
Corporations from keeping
the wealth at the top
But at what point in history
would a kid and a king
both have clean water to drink?

George Washington was
the richest man of his age
But he lost all his teeth
at a very young age
Because they didn’t have Scope
and they all crapped in trays
we’re not wealthy?

now there’s fountains on streets
from which clean water pours
Four dollar generics
at all big box stores
a sultan and student
both have iPhone 4s
it’s not fair

Come gather young people
come on everyone
and I’ll tell you a tale
of a fortunate son

He’s born in a country
and given vaccine
and rendered immune
to all kinds of disease
the Kardashians are on
all his TVs
it’s not perfect

Banks don’t need bailouts
on that we agree
so let’s start up a group
and let’s take to the streets
because if we do that then
you know what that means
we’re racist.

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3 Responses to Occupy Wall Street Protest Song

  1. Jordi says:

    I think many of you are confusing an organization and a social movement. Different sorts of creatures.

  2. Pingback: The News Factor, an online Conservative News Magazine » Journalist? confesses he’s clueless on OWS, but sees the “point.”

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