Everyone’s a Little Bit Nazi

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And listen. And be heard…in return.

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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

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Everyone’s a little bit Nazi. Just sayin’

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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