Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tikkun's Michael Lerner and the Mumbai Indiano
Michael Lerner, the editor of Tikkun magazine and perpetual
Rabbi-Impersonator, issued a statement in the name of his Tikkun
"progressives" suggesting that Americans deal with the attacks by "feeling
the pain" of the al-Qaida terrorists who had attacked the United States
because of their anguish over their grievances. If you think I am
kidding, see this:
and especially this paragraph there: "When people have learned to treat
each other as means to our own ends, to not feel the pain of those who are
suffering, we end up creating a world in which these kinds of terrible
acts of violence become more common. And as we.ve learned from the current
phase of the Israel-Palestinian struggle, responding to terror with more
violence, rather than asking ourselves what we could do to change the
conditions that generated it in the first place, will only ensure more
violence in the future." (See also this)
Well, the Tikkun guru has been consistent and suggesting again that we all
feel the pain of the militants and activists who conducted a protest in
Mubai over the past few days. So come now and join Michael Lerner and the
Tikkun Tabernacle Choir in singing the new Tikkun song about the protests
and activist unrest in Mumbai. With apologies to Dean Martin, here comes
the Tikkun version of Mambo Italiano!
Some "activists" from Britania
sailed along to India
To Bombay home of Bollywood,
But wait a minute, something's good! (start marimbas at this point and
light the joint)
Hey, Mumbai! Mumbai Indiano!
Hey, Mumbai! Mumbai militantos
Go, go, go, hear me Al Qaidianos
We all gotta feel their pain and gotta love the Other, you know!
Hey Mumbai, don't want retaliano
Hey Mumbai, only capitulano
Hey Mumbai! Mumbai italiano!
Try some concessions and feeling all their pain and then a
Osam-oh, I love a how you dance the debka
But take a some advice from a nice progresso
Learn how to Mumbai
If you gonna bomb dem squares
You can a do it anywheres!
Hey Mumbai! Mumbai Indiano!
Hey Mumbai! Mumbai militantos!
Go, Abu, shake like we're in Havana
Gonna don my peace kafiya and getta happy in the feets and
Do the Mumbai Indiano
Shake-a Baby shake-a cause i love a when you bomb a dem
Neocons stop and run away to see their papa,
And a hey Tikkun fool you don't a have to go to school
Just make-a wid da Hezbiyano
It's a like a nice a vino
Kid you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what bombs a- cookin', till
Hey Mumbai, Mumbai Pakistano
Hey Mumbai, Mumbai Indiano
Ho, ho, ho, you juiced up Britanitano
It's a so delish a ev'rybody come copisha
Now to Mumbai Indianoooooo!