Christopher, the other half of my cynical, politically angry heart departed to Budapest, Hungary, to take part in a program where they don’t capitalize letters and don’t take gender for granted. The night before he left we scurried to record the parody that we had written months before when we were representing the USA in the human rights council in Model UN. That’s right. Chris. Sara. USA. Human rights. The situation begged for sarcastic humor, and we begged for a creative release that wasn’t creatively spinning US foreign policy to make it appear moral.
Here is the inevitable product of the weekend.
(with links to help understand our less obvious critiques)
Whenever we see countries less fortunate than us,
And let’s face it, who isn’t less fortunate than us?
Our democratic values start to spread.
And when some –istan needs a makeover,
We invade and then take over.
We know, we know, exactly what they need.
And even in your case (Iran)
Though it’s the toughest case we’ve yet to face.
Don’t worry, we have enough drones to succeed.
Follow our lead,
And yes. Indeed. You . Will. Have.
Liberty, you are gonna have democracy.
We will teach you how to rule when we have control.
All the ways to pay us back.
Don’t think of what we do as imperial
Even if our wars have become serial.
Now that we’ve chosen to become your ally,
You must abide by, c-these rules we supply.
When it comes to policy, don’t question our policy.
Free trade, bases
This is the kind of stuff friends do.
Speaking English officially.
Was their culture beneficial?
Don’t make us laugh.
They were primitive- beings.
They now have electricity.
Ha ha ha ha you’re a puppet state.
But you won’t read about that part in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And just because I’ve yet to brag, here is a less inevitable, and more ironic result from the conference.