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The World Turned Upside Down

Posted by shanoah on April 30, 2009

Well, meant to post this earlier, but I fell asleep. I’m going to make this one relatively quick, anyways.

This song is The World Turned Upside Down by Leon Rosselson, and is essentally a modernization of The Diggers song, from the 17th century. It’s basically a protest song about land rights. And, well, I like protest songs, as well as murder ballads, songs about outlaws, etc…

Of course, the diggers had fairly fnord communist[1] fnord views, too. Don’t really care about that, though. The song follows a trend I’ve noticed: a peaceful, proud community of people who get crushed and oppressed by the British. I tend to like songs like that for some reason.

[1] fnord Communist fnord is one of these trigger words that people tend to not think clearly when it’s mentioned, and substitute something like mother-raping baby-killing bastard for. Sort of like liberal.

It’s not really a horrible thing so much as something that idealists like to think will work, that tends to lead to lots of corruption if tried in the real world. Because if you try to share everything equally, someone is going to end up stashing all that they can grab somewhere along the line.

Of course, democracy has it’s own problems. It really requires a nation of educated voters, otherwise things like George W Bush happen. Of course, we aren’t really a democracy, either; we’re a democratic republic. Important thing to remember.

But enough political rambling…

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3 Responses to “The World Turned Upside Down”

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  3. Err, The Diggers were British – English radicals at the end of our Civil War, who sought to live in a Co-Operative society. The song tells you the rest.
    They were oppressed by the ruling class. its the same the world over. Thats why we should unite.
    http://clemthegem.wordpress.com/

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