Liberalism's the Name (Parody of Fort Minor's "Remember the Name")

November 1, 2011
By phsieh93 BRONZE, Saratoga, California
phsieh93 BRONZE, Saratoga, California
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Chorus
This is 10% school,
30% equality,
50% Parliament checking the monarchy.
10% freedom,
0% pain,
And 100% reason to support the change

Metternich, he’s got his name up in lights,
He just wants to be heard, he thinks he avoids all the fights,
But the people are so unlike, they want to be left alone.
Revolutions break out, oh, he should have known.
But no, we know the code,
It’s not about the monarchy,
It’s all about equality, and making some noise, making a story
Can’t keep the status quo up,
When conservastists fail, liberals picking it up.

Then there’s Romanticists,
They never really think much.
Never concerned with logic, always hugging a tree trunk.
Concerned with the individual, even despite the fact,
That in a government, group logic is where it’s at.

Next up are socialists,
Marx’s ideas connect.
Need the government’s help,
To maintain the respect.
“Distribute the weath” he wrote,
“Make sure there are no perks.”
But without comepetition,
Who’s gonna want to work?

This is 20% school,
80% equality,
100% clear,
Liberalism is ill.

Who would’ve thought nationalists would set Europe in flames,
Pride in one’s country is the name of their game.
Rise up, rebel, but the result is worse.
Look at France, man, that’s where the blood spilled first.
Nationalism’s mob rule, breaks empires apart,
Poland got crushed, they really weren’t that smart.

Chorus
This is 10% school,
30% equality,
50% Parliament checking the monarchy.
10% freedom,
0% pain,
And 100% reason to support the change

They call us liberalists,
We’re spitting what we know’s right.
Freedom of speech, that’s hot,
A Parliament, we got.
The educated vote,
So it’s fair, so it works out,
The one people want to join in, Liberalism, no doubt.
Forever in the making,
Patiently waiting, we know,
Constitutional monarchy
Is taking over the globe
Help the needy at times
Maybe donate a warm coat,
You won’t believe the history that we already rewrote.

Chorus 2x
This is 10% school,
30% equality,
50% Parliament checking the monarchy.
10% freedom,
0% pain,
And 100% reason to support the change

The author's comments:
World History project from sophomore year. Why 19th century Liberalism was better than other forms of government during the era.

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Shivam GOLD said...
on Nov. 12 2011 at 12:57 am
Shivam GOLD, Lucknow, Other
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Its nothing like nothing or all.. its just that how far you climb up the tree before you fall..

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