Saturday, 12 November 2016


Leonard Cohen died recently. Yes, he was Jewish but I'll acknowledge merit where I see it. He would have been a much more worthy recipient of the Nobel prize for literature than Bob Zimmermann. Admittedly, his lyrics were better than his music, but his music had its moments too. The lyrics to "First we take Manhattan" seem curiously appropriate as the ripples of the Trumpquake spread across the world.
"First We Take Manhattan" 
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom 
For trying to change the system from within 
I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens 
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin 
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I'd really like to live beside you, baby 
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes 
But you see that line there moving through the station? 
I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those 
Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win 
You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline 
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I don't like your fashion business mister 
And I don't like these drugs that keep you thin 
I don't like what happened to my sister 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I'd really like to live beside you, baby ... 
And I thank you for those items that you sent me 
The monkey and the plywood violin 
I practiced every night, now I'm ready 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I am guided 
Ah remember me, I used to live for music 
Remember me, I brought your groceries in 
Well it's Father's Day and everybody's wounded 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin


Frauke Petry, the head of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany was quick to send her congratulations to the US President elect Donald Trump. 
Could her party emulate his success? On Wednesday morning, shortly after Trump's victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was confirmed, Petry tweeted an AfD image which claimed that "this night changes the USA, Europe and the world!" 
Shortly after she tweeted that "Americans have chosen a new beginning free of corruption and sleaze. This is a historic chance."
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2 comments:

  1. The lyrics of this song are clearly of a revolutionary Jew that hates white society.


    "First We Take Manhattan
    They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
    For trying to change the system from within
    I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them."

    Think 9/11...

    "then we take Berlin
    I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
    I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
    I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons"

    Think refugee crisis...

    "I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
    But you see that line there moving through the station?
    I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those
    Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win
    You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline"

    Think fucking a "chicsa whore"...

    "How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin
    First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin"
    "it's Father's Day and everybody's wounded"

    C'mon.

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    1. I think Leonard Cohen had an Arab terrorist in mind when he wrote it. But with Trump in his Manhattan tower, America has the potential to be a revolutionary power, promoting patriotic revolutions throughout European civilisation, overturning the existing kosher-approved order. So the lyrics have an appositeness Cohen did not intend.

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