In a video on YouTube, titled The Capitalistic Blues, Dr Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communication sings a beautiful song, pointing out that capitalism seems to help only the richest guys, that defence budgets don’t necessarily lead to feeling security. He also shares that he sees more clearly the ways in which the context we’re in interferes with our relating in loving, non-exploitative ways. Hope it inspires you!
Hey! Don’t give me any more bull about equality
not with all that headstart, Rockefeller has on me.
My woman’s name would be Happy too
if I had that dude’s money.
And say, how can I get enthused about free enterprise, when it seems to help only the richest guys.
Because I am coming to the conclusion
That it’s time for me to lose
my capitalistic nobody-give-a-damn
about the other guy blues.
And I am startin’ to see that it’s not only those welfare folks
who are victims of the capitalism sadistic jokes.
Pretty hard to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps
when you don’t own boots.
And hey, I don’t feel not even one bit of pride or security
from all that defence budget is costing you and me.
And I wouldn’t like it the Pentagon
started giving us green stamps.
Because I’m coming to the conclusion
that’s it’s time for me to lose
my capitalistic nobody gives a damn
about those other guy blues.
You know we got like for me way too much warfare
and not enough welfare.
Yeah, I got the red, white, and the bicentennial blues.
And I got the too many missiles and not enough security blues.
And too much power in the hands of those who don’t need it blues.
The Capitalistic Blues – Song version on YouTube
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