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Dashing for some dough
On a dog and pony show
O'er muppet fools we go
Laughing all the way
Bonus bells will ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A Keynesian song tonight

Oh, jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way
Jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way

A day or two ago
I thought I'd make a trade
And soon that Hopium dope
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and stank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We broke into a grifted bank
And then we Mo Mo'd up

Oh, jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way
Jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way

Oh, jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way
Jingle Ben, jingle Ben
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to trade
When there's QE on the way!

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 21:05 | 3057959 George Washington
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I regret that I have only one upvote to give ...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 21:45 | 3058068 ceilidh_trail
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^what he said

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:22 | 3057705 gould's fisker
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But Uncle Joe said on the TV during the campaign that everything was getting better, that there would be a chicken in every pot, and we should all beware of the liars who said the country was broke and going into the shitter, have i been deceived?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:10 | 3057486 northerngirl
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LOL!  This work should be displayed on bill boards in every major city in the US, maybe then people would start waking up?  We need to start a donation campaign to fund this type work on a larger project!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:33 | 3057571 cougar_w
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The vast majority of Americans lack a sufficient grasp of symbols and cultural reference to understand WB7's work. All it would do is piss them off in a vague way.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:12 | 3057499 Zer0head
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sorry to break the news but we are living in a version of invasion of the body snatchers (1978 version)


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 17:26 | 3057370 Volaille de Bresse
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"Albert Speer was saved from the death sentence at Nuremburg when he testified that he" was just an artist and he had no blood on his hands... An entirely false statement btw... He should have been hung. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:09 | 3057483 Zer0head
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guys are hung (some well)

criminals are hanged

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:55 | 3056978 MrBoompi
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Awesome WB7.  Thanks for the hard work!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:42 | 3056927 SilverCoinLover
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Dear Helicopter Ben, oops, I mean Santa Claus,

I've been a really good boy this year, so all I want for Christmas are some freshly minted Silver Eagles.

Lots and lots of them! You don't even have to come down the chimney, just stand on the rooftop and pour them down by the bagload! It'll be the best Christmas ever!

Thank you, Silver Coin Lover.


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:39 | 3056909 Debeachesand Je...
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"Season Stealings". Great title WB.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:42 | 3056671 Freedomtosayno
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WB 7 you have topped yourself again! Funny, brilliant and so darn (keepin' it clean) sad my friend in liberty...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:29 | 3056615 Stud Duck
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William, have you checked out the Zeit Geist movement material????

That shit will really raise your anti commy blood pressure!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:27 | 3056803 williambanzai7
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I just glanced at their mission statement. I don't think they automatically deserve to be maligned as communists simply because they advocate a quest for a sustainable alternative to the current orgy of consumption. But I don't know anything about what they are actually preaching.

The question of sustainable growth is a valid issue. However, the next question of what are you going to do about countering the unlimited growth and consumption meme raises serious concerns regarding collective governance. I'm not willing to live under the tyranny of a new world order designed by who the hell knows. No doubt the same criminals that designed the current one.

But I believe there is a serious defect in the way "monetary globalization" is commandeering the future. The self serving dogma is all disingenuous and is being perpetuated by corrupt corporatist fascists. I think the young folk are becoming savvy to this.

We need a cultural reset. The value system being spoon fed by the Harvard-Soviets is one gigantic malinvestment for posterity.

When I look at these things, I always try to emulate the thinking of the late Senator SI Hayakawa who advocated critical thinking by avoiding the blinders created by words and their built in abstractions.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:20 | 3057531 cougar_w
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I've noticed that "sustainable" applied to anything -- growth, economy, consumption, farming ... to anything -- has been linked by the media to hippy "communism". It's too obvious why.

People don't have (or don't take) time to actually understand things of any complexity. The few that do sound uncommonly sane to me. However the ones that don't are setting the norms of society and so we don't have much of a chance of turning this ship around since doing so is going to require a very broad and very deep acceptance of what is sane and what is insane, and a deliberate discounting of the latter as being ruinous.

As anyone with a degree in engineering or biology can tell you (and demonstrate with actual examples) unsustainability is self-limiting. It goes forward very quickly and sharply until it does not go forward at all at which point it stops just as sharply, and that is then the end of the matter. Possibly, forever.

Why that has to be a hippy communist mantra is bewildering. It's just basic physical reality.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 21:22 | 3057984 williambanzai7
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Two words, Koch Brothers. We are being dominated by a monoculture of consumerism which is driven by corporate propaganda. It's no accident.

Suddenly, we are also operating in a mirage of cheap energy. But it is obviously fragile. If you question the environmental impact of the latest extraction methods, you are a subversive as well.

There is a book called Black Sludge is Good For You, which is about the public opinion industry. Well worth reading.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 21:43 | 3058057 ceilidh_trail
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WB- "Koch brothers" illustrates Cougars point. They do not run the world. Look at all the commercialism regarding cars, electronics, entertainment... Look at the part of the world where you are currently living. Be it Japan, Hong Kong, China, Seoul, Singapore, consumerism is the new religion. The neon lights of all these places push it day and night and not a Koch to be found. It is more an illness spreading over the world- multiple vectors and virulent. The Koch shot is beneath your talent.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 23:19 | 3058265 williambanzai7
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They are one of the most visible examples of the use of money to steer policy and public opinion. Check out 740 Park.

If you look at whose advertising, PR and public opinion shaping industry rules the world, it is ours. And it's involvement in what is happening in Asia is obvious to anyone operating on the ground here. Start with the earliest example, Japan. Whose PR industry do you think converted the Japanese to the notion that nuclear energy was the panacea that enabled infinite waste and consumption?

Consumerism is an illness, and the illness is being hyperpropogated by those who have the most to gain. If you want to search for who are subverting the norms of society, the Koch brothers are not a bad place to start, albeit not the only place. again, check out 740 Park.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:50 | 3056658 williambanzai7
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No I haven't. I'll look.

I don't like using labels. As we have seen, the labels are meaningless generalizations in an environment where self proclaimed market capitalists are essentially billionaire socialists. They use the labeling to Divide and conquer the rest of us.

Look at what happened with OWS. A bunch of commies and hippies they said. But who was right? Look at how much shit has surfaced on Wall Street in the past twelve months. And as we have seen today, they are still being coddled by the system. Why? Because they own it.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:21 | 3056598 slaughterer
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Banzai, you are incredibly brilliant today. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:02 | 3056503 El Viejo
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Bad Santa!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:32 | 3057563 willwork4food
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Good Santa!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:59 | 3056488 Stud Duck
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Yes ggod question, william.

The rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Albert Speer and Das Capitol by Unce Karl! I trust that you have read them both!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:51 | 3056956 Liquid Courage
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That should be Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is by William L. Shirer ... a mega-tome also worth reading for its excruciating yet illuminating attention to detail.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:06 | 3057036 williambanzai7
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I want to read Behemouth by Franz Leopold Neuman. The guy who wrote The Power Elite said he used Neumans approach when he studied the American Military Industrial Complex.

Behemouth examines the inner workings of Hitlers Reich vis a vis the business, ministerial and intellectual elites in Germany.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:55 | 3057228 Liquid Courage
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Just scanned the Wiki entry and yes, it does look interesting.

BTW, really enjoyed your lyrics also. Some great zingers and the rhythm scans really well ...

maybe the Limerick King is rubbing off a bit?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 21:12 | 3057976 williambanzai7
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I actually started my satire journey as a parody lyricist and poet. Check out my blog.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:05 | 3056523 williambanzai7
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Yes to both. But I have read all kinds of stuff coming from many different directions. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:06 | 3056518 El Viejo
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Albert Speer was saved from the death sentence at Nuremburg when he testified that he finally realized that Hitler didn't give a damn about the German people - he only cared for some mythical Germany. Is that where we are today?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:48 | 3056419 Gestwa
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Huzza! More perfection from the Master. Have you ever actually read Marx Banzai? I know you're into theory but don't really know your tastes.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:02 | 3056500 williambanzai7
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Yes I have. However, my reading has been for educational and theoretical purposes only.

While I find many of his predictions concerning the demise of capitalism to be uncanny, I totally disagree with the premises of communism, having seen it in practice first hand: to wit, there shall be no private property etc. 

However, I am of the opinion that there is wisdom in his writings that should not be ignored simply because one disagrees with the path he chose and what others eventually did with his political philosophy. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:30 | 3057561 willwork4food
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Yes, well, {Ahem}, Whilst the current financial realm is in disaray with Keynesian and Astrian economic theory; the flight from USD's  as a reserve currency , and the potential hyper-inflation of over-exuberence with respect to current monetary policy we must not forget those little things that make life worth living:

I'll take the chick on the right.



Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:29 | 3056621 williambanzai7
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Having said that, I think you can appreciate why I find the current trajectory of the United States to be very disturbing.


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 17:23 | 3057363 kaiserhoff
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Just so.  Maybe if we tattooed the hammer and cycle on Barry's forehead people would understand.

Or maybe they would just goose step.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:29 | 3057720 nmewn
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A dash of fascist sugar, a pinch of Haaahvahd Keynesian extract and a half a cup of extra virgin Marxist guilt trip oil...and whatta we got?

Something inedible along with a helluva mess to clean up.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 22:20 | 3058149 willwork4food
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Yea, but who cares if i can get sweet girls like him too.?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 23:19 | 3058286 nmewn
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As long as there are no socialized losses from the encounter, its cool ;-)

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 15:11 | 3056788 Cruel Aid
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Sweet dreams... good stuff WB7

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:41 | 3056389 williambanzai7
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