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Egypt, and the reaction of the US and Israel

Wouldn’t it be nice if the U.S. could figure out whether it prefers the democracy it’s always talking about publicly or the “stability of dictatorships” it has always funded with military aid, though?

The US (and Israel) are totally in favor of democracy except when they aren’t. In fact, Israel just said “I’m not sure the time is right for the Arab region to go through the democratic process.” Just so you know. Meanwhile, the US is howling about how Internet freedom is so mightily important (except when it applies to that Assange fellow.)

Thinking about the protests in Egypt, I recalled this playful song about a serious topic by 10cc from 1974. The Go-Gos did the same thing, the more serious the topic, the more upbeat the music.

Rubber Bullets

Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor of the county jail
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
I love to hear those convicts squeal
It’s a shame these slugs ain’t real
But we can’t have dancin’ at the local county jail

Well we don’t understand
Why you called in the National Guard
When Uncle Sam is the one
Who belongs in the exercise yard
We all got balls and brains
But some’s got balls and chains
At the local dance at the local county jail
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Is it really such a crime
For a guy to spend his time
At the local dance at the local county jail

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