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WE NEED ANOTHER ISM

WE NEED ANOTHER ISM
(To tune of, “We Need a Little Christmas,” by Jerry Herman, from the 1955 Broadway show, “Mame.”)

 Verse
We loved McCarthy
He was a patriotic, if psychotic guy
He led the party
Demanding names up on the bully pulpit high
Then

But now,
Chorus
We need another ism
In this voting season
We need an ideology
Thank Thomas Paine for “reason”
But we feel the urge to follow
Ideas that are hollow
We need another ism,
Now

Verse
Shout socialism
If he’s a liberal brand him a communist
Create a schism
A little demagoguery, the black list
Again

For now,
 (Repeat chorus)

Verse
Globalization
The seedy capitalists flush with cash de jure
Buy up the nation
Tell those with no job and no safety net, explore
Zen

Chorus
For we, have found the perfect ism
To say it’s not is treason
Old Adam Smith mythology
Thank Thomas Paine for “reason”
But we feel the urge to follow
Ideas that ring hollow
We’ll need no other ism
Now

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

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