Cherishing Inequality

Abby Zimet

The Koch Brothers' national Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour landed in New York this week with about 30 "grassroots activists" ready to “stand up to Occupy Wall Street extremists... bent on mayhem and destruction,” but got hijacked by a bigger crowd of well-dressed satirists who "cherish America's history of vast inequalities" and bore signs like "I Hate Libraries" and "Let Them Eat Cake." The well-oiled Koch machine is evidently prepared for such eventualities: In Iowa next week, they'll give out $1.84 gas to sweeten their message. More on the subject in a new song on "the fat of the land." From Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque.

 "I'm dreaming of a white president, just like the ones we used to have." - one faux Americans For Prosperity sign.

"You love your freedom
We love it too
That's why we took it
So we can guard it for you
We'll keep it safe
Locked in the vault
Every Fourth of July
You can take it for a walk

Do you get it now?
Are you down with the plan?
Just stay in line
And we'll feed you the fat of the land."


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