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How Can David (Democrats) Beat Goliath (GOP)?

David Democrat will beat GOP Goliath same way as before
David Democrat bears a simple sling 
capable at flinging stones at a vast area of Goliath body mass
Every hit the supple Democrat makes 
imbeds a stone in Goliath GOP flaccid flesh
The untold story of the original is that Goliath of old
was prone to itch
Continual scratching at his wounds induced
a veritable frenzy of anxious agony
The GOP Goliath will first kneel then fall prostrate
from well-aimed stones from David Democrat's sling
Each stone will bear the simple legend TRUTH
Each vision of the hapless GOP Giant conveys to the people
bully
bad cop
crypto-fascist
anti-democratic
obstructor of justice
And fnally as this sad GOP generation grows old
a thin but growing shaft of reason
will emerge and start to right things
So for now we aim our stones
and trust the narrative

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…