Wednesday, April 19, 2006

When All Else Fails... Turn To Randy Newman For Answers
Caveman foreign policy in lyrical form

Guy Haraldsson over at Throne And Altar poses an interesting question; what should we do about "The wackadoo [President of Iran] who wants to build nukes and push the West into a cataclysmic holy war"? If any of you would like to give your thoughts, swing on over to Guy's blog... it's the coolest!

Speaking only for myself, I say that we turn to the prophetic words of Randy Newman's "Political Science".

No one likes us
I don't know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows we try
But all around even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens

We give them money
But are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful
And they're hateful
They don't respect us, so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Now Asia's crowded
And Europe's too old
Africa's far too hot
And Canada's too cold
South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They've got surfing, too!

Well, boom goes London
And boom Paree
More room for you
And more room for me

And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it'll be
We'll set everybody free
You'll have Japanese kimonos, baby
There'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now


Blogger lennie said...

Oh, but I DID regret reading this.

All finger-pointers, please take one giant step before your Bishop -- don't spinelessly trash him in 'blogs, and for once, tell HIM what you think. Don't make a living off of trashing anyone. Do you recall Christ speaking ill of His bishops, not a one of which was perfect? Put this sort of energy into supporting every incredible priest and bishop you can find. And a final word: We must drop to our knees and pray for all clergy; you can't imagine anyone who is more tempted than the consecrated ones of God.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I think you commented on the wrong post. But nonetheless... am I wrong for pointing out the obvious, or should I just pray and nothing else?

Do we not have the Catholic duty to point out when wrongs have been committed?

So much for Faith AND Works, huh?

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Apaka Tautau said...

lennie, for what it's worth, I have contacted my bishop on numerous occasions concerning abuses and outright heresy preached by priests. Not once have I ever recieved a response. Not once.

And yes, Jesus did "speak ill" as you say, to His bishops. Remember the 'get thee behind Me, satan' rebuke to St. Peter? Even St. Thomas was slapped down for having to see, remember?

And even though he wasn't a bishop, one of Christ's Apostles was an evil, greedy sell out. Remember Judas? In fact, do you remember the 'it would have been better if you were never born' statement?

Lennie, before you start slamming the Caveman and everyone else who agrees with him for being 'spineless', I'd like to point out that he gave the mailing address for the Apostolic Nuncio. That hardly qualifies as the Caveman 'making a living off of trashing the bishop'.

In closing, the Caveman did us a favour by informing us of what is happening in your American Church.

You know, Lennie, before you start wagging your finger at everyone else, possibly you should get your own house in order. And the caveman was right, Faith AND Works. Remember them, Lennie? You're high on Faith, but low on Works. How very Proddy of you.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Guy Haraldsson said...

Thanks for the kind words.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

AT says
"And even though he wasn't a bishop, one of Christ's Apostles was an evil, greedy sell out. Remember Judas?"

A buddy of mine is convinced the one-twelfth of the bishops are successors of Judas. I don't call him wrong.

8:42 PM  

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