Daily Archives: February 13, 2003

The Fish Cheer, updated …

Gimme an F…
Gimme a U…
Gimme a C…
Gimme a K…
What’s that spell?
What’s that spell?
What’s that spell?
What’s that spell?
What’s that spell?
yeah, c’mon on all you big strong men
Uncle Sam needs your help again
he’s got himself in a terrible jam
way down yonder with Saddam
so put down your books and pick up a gun
we’re gonna have a whole lot of fun
and it’s 1, 2, 3, what’re we fighting for?
don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn
next stop is Baghdad, man
and it’s 5, 6, 7, open up the pearly gates
well there ain’t no time to wonder why
whoopee! we’re all gonna die
well c’mon generals, let’s move fast
your big chance has come at last
gotta go out and quash those threats
the only good terrorist is one who’s dead
and you know that peace can only be won
when we’ve blown ’em all to kingdom come
well c’mon on Wall Street
don’t be slow
why this is war a-go-go
there’s plenty good money to be made
by supplin’ the Army with the tools of the trade
just hope and pray that if we drop the bomb
they drop it on the doers of wrong
well c’mon mothers throughout this land
pack your boys off to fight Saddam
c’mon pops, don’t hesitate
send ’em off before it’s too late
be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box
and it’s 1, 2, 3, what’re we fighting for?
don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn.

(originally by Country Joe & the Fish)

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The Law of Three

Put something out there, it comes back threefold
(at least that’s the lesson that Wiccans are told),
but that’s not quite physics, and ain’t karma, neither,
at least as defined by most Hindu believers

For karma is action, like physics is too,
and the theory of multiples does not seem true;
it’s more like an equal return for a thing
(which has a more obvious, logical ring)

But there is also trinity in this bounceback law
(but not simply more of the same, that is flawed)
for karma is measured in three different ways,
interpreted wrongly in the Rede’s early days …

When you perform something, a good or a bad,
first, you are affected, made happy or glad,
and then, you have also revised the whole world
(because we’re connected, like oyster and pearl)

And lastly, you’ve altered the future world, too –
your reincarnations will pay what they’re due;
and your line of descendants will live with the change,
so the law of three perhaps does not seem so strange.

If you pollute a lake, you don’t have drinking water,
neither does your neighbor nor your unborn daughter;
That, my friends, is the truth behind the three –
and that is the basis of my own belief.

13 FEB 2003

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