We are the leapers we were waiting for – Fridays with Billy.
It’s an election year.
They’re telling us women can’t be trusted with our reproductive health, LGBTQ folks can’t be trusted to get married, black, brown, and poor folks can’t be trusted to vote, and only the rich can be trusted with our money (and while we’re at it, they’re also telling us that Palestinians don’t deserve human dignity).
Here’s what Billy has to say about all of that (video after the jump):
You can be active with the activists
Or sleep in with the sleepers
While you’re waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
One leap forwards, two leaps back
Will politics get me the sack?
Here comes the future and you can’t run from it
If you’ve got a blacklist I want to be on it
It’s a mighty long way down rock ‘n roll
From Top of the Pops to drawing the dole
If no one seems to understands
Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman
In a perfect world we’d all sing in tune
But this is reality so give me some room
So join the struggle while you may
The Revolution is just a t-shirt away
(Ok, it’s really more “audio” than “video” in any meaningful sense, but it had the best sound quality, so…).