The PJ Tatler

Buzz Ballad: 'Let's Not Talk About "Race"'

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—apologies to Cole Porter, and “Let’s Not Talk About Love”

My neighbors all spout the same drivel-idge
About how I’m enjoying “White Privilege”
I could talk about “race”—the topic’s hot
But some other things shouldn’t be forgot

So, let’s talk of Solyndra, and “green energy”
How investors robbed the public and then got off scot-free
Or how the President could be such a dolt
To underwrite production of GM’s Chevy Volt
Let’s fly into some rages ’bout Obamacare’s stages
And all the many thousands of its regulation pages
And think of how its ill effects will weigh on us for ages
But let’s not talk about “race.”

Let’s talk about “Fast,” “Furious” as well,
Holder walking automatic weapons to the cartels,
Let’s speak of our last Secretary of State,
The death of the Ambassador she left to his fate.
Let’s all of us get giddy-oh, ’bout what al-Qaeda did-eo—
Susan Rice flipped her lid-eo trying to blame a video
It’s true we still have no clue to what they are keeping hid-eo
But let’s not talk about “race.”

Let’s talk about jobs, and how they’ve declined—
How each month’s glowing report one week later unwinds.
Let’s talk of increased government giveaways
While we borrow from the Chinese at an increasing pace.
Why not discuss ascendancy of government dependency
And what the likely end will be continuing this tendency
Of over-regulation,
Unrestricted immigration,
“Comprehensive” legislation,
Executive usurpation,
Official dissimulation—
It makes one fear for the nation,
So let’s not talk about—


If you drive a car, and fear new gas lines
Let’s discuss the stonewalling of the Keystone pipeline.
Or, if you wonder why more folks don’t protest
Let’s discuss the biased policies of the IRS.
My friends, the time at last has come
To leave low-info voterdom
And so instead of dwelling in
A world defined by melanin
Let’s talk of how there’s hell to pay
With OFA and the NSA
Data-mining every which way
Or how we cannot guarantee
Any election’s honesty without proper voter ID
Of topic’s there’s no dearth, you see
So let’s not talk about “race.”