When this ‘Lefties are Nazi’s’ post appeared on my Facebook wall, I realized that extreme labels, stripped of their actual definition, retain only the power to divide and offend. I cannot provide any reasoning to this conflagration of errant history and twisted tongue. Instead, I offer this parody, based on “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” from Avenue Q. Enjoy!
(Note: I posted an audio/video link of the parody on You Tube, which was removed for violating hate speech. Such is fate when humorless algorithms determine content. I appealed the removal, so perhaps my rendition will see the light. Still, I suppose a song that promotes communication and love actually does violate the ‘community standards’ under which we live these days. In the meantime, if you would like to ‘hear’ the song, let me know and I forward the .mp3 file.)
Everyone’s a Little Bit Nazi
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi, its true
Even though we wrap our hatred in red white and blue
Look around and you will find
People crushing each other’s spine
To climb to the top of the higher-archy
To take all the goodies I can get for me.
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi, don’t you see
Pundits on the left just cancel anything they disagree…with
No racial jokes, no ethnic slurs
Every gender pronoun mistake deserves
A damning rant on your Facebook wall
To prove you’re the most woke bloke of all.
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi, I know
People on the right, their skin’s so white it glows
God and guns and traditions endure
To maintain a nation that’s pure
But if you betray one shadow of doubt
They will quickly snuff you out.
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi, today
But no will admit they’re Nazi, no way
When we spew that label of hate
We lose our chance to communicate
It’s easier to inflict that word
Then actually let someone be heard.
And listen. And be heard…in return.
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi, in our land
Everyone’s afraid to reach out…or up…or down…or over…and take someone’s hand
But one thing I know for certain.
Folks screaming ‘Nazi!’ are the one’s most hurtin’
So if someone throws slander at you
Take a moment to admit: ‘it’s a tiny bit true’
Then turn the tables and try to hear
The cry of person who’s lost in fear
Dominance is wired in our DNA
Doesn’t mean we have to act that way
Don’t forget the crimes of the Nazi regime
Or trivialize them to a meme
Consciously we can rise above
And choose to act in the spirit of love
Everyone’s a little bit Nazi. Just sayin’