Thursday, December 22, 2011

Days of Rage vs Days of G-8: Fighting Protesters With Neoliberalism

I have a vivid recollection of the Days of Rage although at 14 a bit too young to participate: Days of Rage vs Days of G-8: Fighting Protesters With Neoliberalism - The 312 - December 2011 – Chicago

I sang this song though, and not very proud of it,

Richard Elrod
, a city attorney, was paralyzed after he attempted to tackle Weatherman member Brian Flanagan. Elrod accused Flanagan of attacking him, while Flanagan maintained that Elrod simply hit a concrete wall. Flanagan was charged with attempted murder and other crimes but was acquitted on all counts.[19] The Weathermen later produced a song mocking Elrod, a parody of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay," including the lines Lay, Elrod, lay || Lay in the street for a while || Stay, Elrod, stay || Stay in your bed for a while ."
I recall another line that went Lay, Erod, lay || Lay in your Iron Lung.  Lousy times and foolish people rioting.  I’d hate to think we UUs encouraging another waste of young people.

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