The Berkeley Civil War

The Berkeley Civil War

(sung to the tune of ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’.

 h/t The Clash)


When the Trumpers march in Berkeley

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Antifa will make it nazi-free

Hurrah! Hurrah!


We’ll hit them with fists, kicks, and rocks

Bottles, bricks, and bicycle locks

And we’ll all feel smug

In the Berkeley civil war


Violence is never the way

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Unless we do it, then it’s ok

Hurrah! Hurrah!


Abolish all laws and the police too

Perfect autonomy for me and you

And we’ll all feel smug

In the Berkeley civil war


It is not cool to slug a chick

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Why don’t the cops arrest that prick?

Hurrah! Hurrah!


It don’t matter that she hit first

Or had a firecracker in her purse

Hypocrisy rules the day

In the Berkeley civil war


The truth to us has been revealed

Hurrah! Hurrah!

Your right to speak has been repealed

Hurrah! Hurrah!


If you reject our moral code

You’re a bigot, racist or homophobe

And we’ll all feel smug

In the Berkeley civil war


The Trumpers are a bunch of thugs

Hurrah! Hurrah!

So it’s just fine to punch their mugs

Hurrah! Hurrah!


Fighting in the street always works

When you’re dealing with brownshirts

Just like it did in

Weimar Germany


Anarchy is the ideal we prize

Hurrah! Hurrah!

No wonder we’re so disorganized

Hurrah! Hurrah!


Yet we’ll still win and this is why

Look what we did with Occupy!

Chaos will prevail

In the Berkelely civil war


(c) 2017 by Matt Cavanaugh. All rights reserved.

One Response to The Berkeley Civil War

  1. says:

    Matt: Quite creative, but I suspect when we visit you will not sing this to us.

    Yesterday both the hard left and the hard right again gathered at Cal, but various police contingents majorly outnumbered the combined protestors and all went home peacefully. Most commentary down here says Cal overplayed their hand since allowing speakers, both right and left, to say what they want usually results in less publicity and modest attendance. Ann Coulter had a great week, and probably now does not need to seek another appearance on Bill Maher’s show anytime soon.


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