And Now For Something Completely Different

I’ll be back on the subject of the Royal Family before too long, don’t worry, but just by way of an intermission, here’s The Battle Hymn of Mad Mel, by Deborah Maccoby, written for Debbie Fink, published with permission, and sent to me by Stephen Marks (for which, many thanks).

You know how the tune goes; now sing along…

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the US Neo-Con;
He is trampling on Iraqis till their homes and lives are gone;
He is giving tanks and F-16s to Ariel Sharon –
His truth goes marching on.Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
His truth goes marching on.

I have mounted a crusade against those loony Neo-Socs;
They have burst the moral boundaries and cast us on the rocks;
They may march against the war but they can only save the fox –
My truth goes marching on.

Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah etc.

I repudiate all doubts; they only burden and perplex;
If we listened to their voices, we would all be moral wrecks;
I will fight against abortion; I will stamp out teenage sex –
My truth goes marching on.

Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah etc.

All relativists, lefties and postmodernists I hate;
I will cling to all the certainties of family and state;
I will fend off the barbarians who clamour at the gate;
My truth goes marching on.

Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah etc.

For the sword of Islam threatens and its might must be withstood;
We are fighting for the soul of our Judaeo-Christianhood;
For the world is black and white and They are Evil, We are Good –
Our truth goes marching on.

Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah etc.

I will put back moral backbone in my flabby fellow-Brits;
We will launch pre-emptive strikes on every land where Evil sits;
While defending Western culture, we will blow the world to bits –
Our truth will still march on!

Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
Glory, glory, bomb Fallujah,
Our truth will still march on!

I’m told that she really has been referring to “Neo-Socs”, or “Neo-Socialists”, in recent talks.Oh, and John B’s been following her most recent, um, thinking.

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