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Thread #168875   Message #4080523
Posted By: The Sandman
21-Nov-20 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
There are important aspects of racism that need to be dealt with,Being politically correct or using the latest correct terminology is not paramount in fighting racism, there have been examples quoted in this thread of the confusion and contradiction of different terms meaning different things in different places, what has happened is that the political establishment has got cleverer it wants to give the impression of political equality, we now have in the uk people like priti patel. and a us president obama, they are still the man in the mask, they allow at last different puppets in of different hues to help run their exploitation gee we had two brown puppets, obama and patel, but who pulls the strings.and there is still inequality between races and in societyThe Man in the Mask

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1971 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1999. A portrait of Richard Nixon, and Richard Nixons in general.


Come sit down beside me before the big T.V.
And watch the funny pictures they have there to look at,
Shampoo for your hair and the last polar bear,
And the man on the moon who was walking around
Then left, leaving junk on the once virgin ground.

There's old timey movies with old fashioned dresses,
The kidnap of babies and other such messes,
There's football and baseball and guys selling cars,
And then there's The Man in the Mask.

Chorus:
They say it's his face, but I just can't believe it.
It looks like a mask that I saw in the store.
It talks with deep feeling about ending some war
And stopping inflation, and it's so fantastic,
You'll cry while you're laughing, and roll on the floor.

Every four years he puts a new mask on.
Each one is worse than the one he had before,
But the words are the same and the same earnest manner,
About ending inflation and stopping the war.

The sponsors paid out a million of millions
To get him up there with his magic routine,
But it's really a bargain, 'cause there's such a margin
In war and inflation and the big T.V. screen
That gives us The Man in the Mask.