March 23, 2010

60's Utopia, are we there, yet?

Malvina Reynolds’ "ticky-tacky" song (Little Boxes) of 1962 criticized the traditional American way of life and upward mobility.

Here's the song recycled for the socialist utopia. Upon the passage of healthcare, I'd say we're about 70 percent there. You agree?




Little Boxes (recycled for utopia)

Little boxes in the village
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
Little boxes, little boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
There’s a lock-box thermostat one
And a chilly solar-heated one
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses
All went to the university,
Where they all got put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
There are global warming experts
And community organizers,
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all think just the same.

And they all get public health care
And all are vegetarians
And they all have just one child
Like the government allows.
And the children go in the youth corps
And then to the university,
And they all get put in boxes
And they all come out the same.

And the kids intern with Acorn (or whatever they call the next Acorn)
And have sex and have abortions,
And they all drive small electric cars,
Little boxes, all the same.
There are taxes and more taxes
That they never think to ask about
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all act just the same.

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