Several well-known musicians and bands openly ally themselves with the far Left (incidentally, where are the wingnut-Rightie bands? – and the “Bush Was Right” guys don’t count)… I propose that we take their lyrics and turn them inside out. Why not edit a bootleg video for a piece by Nine Inch Nails, or perhaps Disturbed, so that their bile and vitriol appears to be aimed at the murderers and religious nuts of the Middle East?

The material is there; the potential is there; all we need is to actually make it a reality. It’d be fun to yank their chains for once…

LYRICS SAMPLE #1: Nine Inch Nails, “The Hand That Feeds” – snark aimed at Christian Right, possibly reworked as warning to “moderate” Muslims

You’re keeping in step, in the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
‘Cause you do what you’re told
But inside your heart it is black and it’s hollow and it’s cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you wanna change it?

What if this whole crusade’s a charade
And behind it all there’s a price to be paid
For the blood on which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you wanna change it?

So naïve
I keep holding on to what I wanna believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

(Repeat x8)
Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees?

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