That New Left Religion

by Timothy Lane   5/2/14

(from a traditional hymn)
From FOSFAX 216 and 217
Putatively sung by Barack Obama

Give me that New Left religion,
Give me that New Left religion,
Give me that New Left religion,
It’s good enough for me.

It was good for La Guillotine.
It was good for La Guillotine,
It was good for La Guillotine,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Friedrich Engels,
It was good for Friedrich Engels,
It was good for Friedrich Engels,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for the People’s Will,
It was good for the People’s Will,
It was good for the People’s Will,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Woodrow Wilson,
It was good for Woodrow Wilson,
It was good for Woodrow Wilson,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Lenin,
It was good enough for Lenin,
It was good enough for Lenin,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Sacco,
It was good enough for Sacco,
It was good enough for Sacco,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Mussolini,
It was good for Mussolini,
It was good for Mussolini,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Franklin,
It was good enough for Franklin,
It was good enough for Franklin,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Harry Hopkins,
It was good for Harry Hopkins,
It was good for Harry Hopkins,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Dr. Goebbels,
It was good for Dr. Goebbels,
It was good for Dr. Goebbels,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Henry Wallace,
It was good for Henry Wallace,
It was good for Henry Wallace,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Juan and Eva,
It was good for Juan and Eva,
It was good for Juan and Eva,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Saul Alinsky,
It was good for Saul Alinsky,
It was good for Saul Alinsky,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Che Guevara,
It was good for Che Guevara,
It was good for Che Guevara,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Castro,
It was good enough for Castro,
It was good enough for Castro,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Lyndon,
It was good enough for Lyndon,
It was good enough for Lyndon,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Abbie Hoffman,
It was good for Abbie Hoffman,
It was good for Abbie Hoffman,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Dohrn and Ayres,
It was good for Dohrn and Ayres,
It was good for Dohrn and Ayres,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Jimmy Carter,
It was good for Jimmy Carter,
It was good for Jimmy Carter,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Baader-Meinhof,
It was good for Baader-Meinhof,
It was good for Baader-Meinhof,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Dan Ortega,
It was good for Dan Ortega,
It was good for Dan Ortega,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Jesse Jackson,
It was good for Jesse Jackson,
It was good for Jesse Jackson,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Tawana Brawley,
It was good for Tawana Brawley,
It was good for Tawana Brawley,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for David Dinkins,
It was good for David Dinkins,
It was good for David Dinkins,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Michael Nifong,
It was good for Michael Nifong,
It was good for Michael Nifong,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Reverend Wright,
It was good for Reverend Wright,
It was good for Reverend Wright,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Teddy,
It was good enough for Teddy,
It was good enough for Teddy,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Hugo Chavez,
It was good for Hugo Chavez,
It was good for Hugo Chavez,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for ACORN,
It was good enough for ACORN,
It was good enough for ACORN,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good for Peter Singer,
It is good for Peter Singer,
It is good for Peter Singer,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good for Charlie Rangel,
It is good for Charlie Rangel,
It is good for Charlie Rangel,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good for Maxine Waters,
It is good for Maxine Waters,
It is good for Maxine Waters,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good enough for Soros,
It is good enough for Soros,
It is good enough for Soros,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good enough for Athens,
It was good enough for Athens,
It was good enough for Athens,
And it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Detroit city,
It was good for Detroit city,
It was good for Detroit city,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good for California,
It is good for Greecifornia,
It is good for Mexifornia,
And it’s good enough for me.

It is good for Anacostia,
It is good for Anacostia,
It is good for Anacostia,
And it’s good enough for me.
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2 Responses to That New Left Religion

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Of course, one can always add new stanzas. A couple that occurred to me as I was writing this (but didn’t include because they aren’t in my original versions) are:

    It was good for Leon Czolgosz,
    It was good for Leon Czolgosz,
    It was good for Leon Czolgosz,
    And it’s good enough for me.

    It was good for Heinrich Mueller,
    It was good for Heinrich Mueller,
    It was good for Heinrich Mueller,
    And it’s good enough for me.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Given the endless list of Leftist scoundrels who have benighted our world with their existence, this could become the longest song in history.

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