Happy Memorial Day!

Fly, O flag of infamy!
Fly, O flag of hatred!
Fly, O flag of genocide!
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam and Baghdad
Will never forget your stars and stripes.
Fly, false idol!
The blood of the innocents pools around you.
Plutocratic Imperialism in the name of Democracy?
What grand schemes you whisper to your worshippers
While you stab them in the back!

You represent, flag,
A nation of cowards waving yellow ribbons,
Freedom for the powerful, justice for the rich,
Governed by lies and fear.
O land of the faggots, home of the slaves!

Mother Freedom*, how kindly do you look upon this flag,
Venerated by imbeciles and sycophants who desecrate your name?
You withdraw your daughter from us,
From which all bounties come.

On this day we remember the murderers who killed
Mothers, children, fathers, brothers, sisters,
Waving this flag of genocide over their heads.
Let us remember their actions forevermore.
And burn, burn, burn their symbol of hate
Until the hate within their hearts is extinguished.

* Freedom is the mother, not the daughter, of order – Proudhon

Also see: The Troops Don’t Defend Our Freedom, by Jacob Hornberger.

9 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day!

  1. Mike Gogulski May 26, 2008 at 20:56

    Credit: Jello Biafra on the Ministry videotape “In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up”

    Pity ‘ol Jello still believes in Democracy, but hey, the feeling is there:

    I pledge defiance to the flag of the United Snakes of Captivity

    And to the Republic for which it stands, I dip it in kerosene, and stick it up the ass of you know who and light it

    One nation, under God–or else

    One nation, under psychopath Pentagon gangsters, whose idea of democracy is concentration camps for the people who go and use the drugs that the government supplies themselves

    One nation, under Wall Street:

    If the cops and the President are all criminals, I might as well be one too, ha ha!

    One Nation of tabloid robots who actually believe what they see on tv, but when ask about it say “I don’t care.”

    One nation, drowning in its own garbage

    Indivisible from the from the fall of Rome

    With liberty and justice for all who can afford it

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    Old Glory

    The Yankee Swastika

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    Burn, Baby, Burn

    Whenever I see you I see red

    Whenever I see you I see red

    If the Communists can do it, why can’t we

    Throw the bastards out and try some real Democracy

    Not by rich people

    Not by Army people

    Not by sons of senators sons of senators sons of senators sons

    After all, have you noticed

    The more they dole out Democracy over there

    The more they take it away over here

    Now, before it’s too late

    Be a good boyscout

    Take the Swastika

    The Yankee Swastika

    and let it



    Burn, baby Burn

  2. Francois Tremblay May 26, 2008 at 21:04

    He believed in Rich-White-centrism huh? Too bad.

  3. Anarcho-pragmatiste May 27, 2008 at 14:55


  4. Anarcho-pragmatiste May 27, 2008 at 14:56

    Du bon style Sirventès à la Anne Archet!

  5. Francois Tremblay May 27, 2008 at 14:59


  6. Anarcho-pragmatiste May 27, 2008 at 15:11

    Un genre de “poème” a caractère satirique. Dans les Cahiers d’Anne Archet, il y en a beaucoup!

    Définition dans wikipedia du terme “Sirventès”


  7. Francois Tremblay May 27, 2008 at 17:42


  8. Anarcho-pragmatiste May 27, 2008 at 18:24

    J’ai présenté une traduction dans mon blogue. J’ose croire qu’il n’y a pas d’imprécisions.

  9. Mike Gogulski May 28, 2008 at 21:24

    Francois said: “He believed in Rich-White-centrism huh? Too bad.”

    I’m sorry you didn’t the message in what I posted. Perhaps the sarcasm in it is too thick, I don’t know. To see the video where he recited this, circa 1990, it would be obvious that that attitude is not present at all.

    1990 version, original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbgk2mR3EVM

    Lyrics to the song which follows: http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-land-of-rape-and-honey-lyrics-ministry.html

    2007 recital, updated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syTVBZrxkVE


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