Skip to comments.Chinese may have killed 140 Tibetans this week: Dalai Lama
Posted on 08/21/2008 6:21:02 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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That’s from The Workers Flag. It was the anthem of the British Labour Party many years ago, and the tune is that better known as “O Christmas Tree.”
The worker’s flag is deepest red
It shrouded oft our martyred dead;
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold
Their life-blood dyed its every fold.
Then raise the scarlet standard high!
Beneath its folds we’ll live and die.
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.
2. Look ‘round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow’s vaults its hymns are sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.
3. It waved above our infant might
When all ahead seemed dark as night.
It witnessed many a deed and vow,
We will not change its color now.
4. It suits today the meek and base,
Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place,
To cringe beneath the rich man’s frown,
And haul that sacred emblem down.
5. With heads uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
Come dungeons dark or gallows grim,
This song shall be our parting hymn.
Thank you! I had never knew about this piece before. The irony now is priceless.
“So then, did they win the Gold Medal for Human Rights Abuses?”
The Chinese claim the machine guns they used were under the age of 16 so they cannot collect their Gold Medal.
I must correct myself, it is called The Red Flag, written by an Irishman in 1899, so it actually predates humanity’s knowledge of the true depths of depravity its tenets would unleash on mankind. I think before the Lenin purges there might have been a little bit of room for idealism, though the French revolution should have been a loud, clear signal of what was coming.
the Chinese must have found a lot of buyers for kidneys, corneas and spleens over at the olympics and were running short of dissidents.
Russia still wins the genocide gold medal during this Olympics.
Thanks for the added info. May we never see socialism’s ‘possibilities’ here.
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