Rock ‘N Roll, Alvin Greene

Guardian.co.uk: The Alvin Greene Manifesto for a Fairer America

I will break up the big banks. I will put them out in the street, just as they want to put you out in the street. Those bankers who committed fraud will do hard time.

I will stop debt collectors from calling you. I will make it illegal for a company to sell a debt you have for purposes of collection. You and your family have dignity: you are not cattle to be sold back and forth in the debt marketplace. You know how horrible it is to have those vampires calling you, again and again and again.

I will shut down payday lenders who are sucking you dry.

In America, if you lose your job, and you get sick, you go broke or you die. This happens in no other civilised country. The stories that socialised medicine does not work are lies. Pick your system – Austria, Britain or Canada – but we must have universal health insurance. Healthcare, for free, for everyone.

I’ve written things for other people before.  Speeches, letters, you name it.  Generally, when writing for someone else, it’s fairly common practice to shape the work so as to reflect the voice of the person for whom you’re writing.  Now, with regard to this particular commentary, I’m fairly certain that Alvin Greene did not write it.

The funny thing is that whoever did ghost-write the editorial needed to dumb it down a bit so as to jive with our expectations of Mr. Greene.

Typical Democrat candidate drivel aside, while reading Greene’s op-ed I could not help but think of Wesley Willis–s schizophrenic homeless quasi-musician from Chicago–and his pseudo-blockbuster hit, Rock ‘N Roll McDonalds. I don’t know why, but it came to mind because of the natural flow and rhythm of Greene’s piece, and now I’m not certain if I’ll ever be able to separate the two.

A little background music while you click the link and read Greene’s piece in full:

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Poster child for communism.

  2. John Buyon says:

    here you right wing retards

    this guy is what a socialist really is…
    a man with balls to call out those sucking america dry
    not Obama and his pansy administration

  3. Jeff Schreiber says:

    “here you right wing retards

    this guy is what a socialist really is…
    a man with balls to call out those sucking america dry
    not Obama and his pansy administration”

    Is that a haiku?

  4. Boston Blackie says:

    haiku – great word of the day!

    The problem is John Boy won’t even bother looking it up to see if you just gave him compliment or insult.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love the bassline. That song ranks right up there with Pants On The Ground.

  6. Boston Blackie says:

    Jeff, I want to beat you with a wet noodle, I just finally clicked on the recommended background music. I now have that little ditty stuck in my head FOREVA!! There should have been a parental warning attached to it. It is right up there with the theme song from Shari Lewis and Lambchops’ Playhouse.
    UGH!!!!

  7. Bill G8s says:

    I guess hard work and success leads to one ‘sucking America dry’. I give up with these communists. Everybody stay slackers and Barack will take care of you.

  8. K. Nuck says:

    Must not be any wealthy people sucking Canada dry.

  9. Anonymous says:
  10. John Buyon says:

    wealthy people don’t suck nations dry, certain groups of wealthy people coming together and influencing the government on behalf of private business interests rather than public general interest sucks a nation dry.

  11. I've heard that somewhere says:

    “certain groups of wealthy people coming together and influencing the government on behalf of private business interests rather than public general interest sucks a nation dry.”

    Lenin’s, Stalin’s, Mao’s, and Castro’s exact feelings

  12. L. Lovelace says:

    GOVERNMENTS suck people dry, Monsieur.

  13. Monica says:

    Man, what I would give to hear a Bill Clinton impersonator sing Pants On The Ground!!!!

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