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October 22, 2003

The Devil Made Me Do It

As sung by Mahathir Mohamad.
Lyrics by Paul Krugman.

The Devil made me do it
He made me hate the Jew
The Devil made me do it
But it wasn't hard to do.

I know it is the Devil
He worships not my God.
I can tell it is the Devil
For he doesn't think that odd.

That which the Devil proposes
Must surely be opposed
Be it liberty, fraternity
Or land for the hook-nosed.

The Devil made me do it.
It's not my fault, you see
For if he'd just kept silent
Why, safe the Jews would be.

The Devil made me do it.
It was no choice of mine
The Devil made me do it.
When with freedom he aligned.

Posted by Bigwig at October 22, 2003 11:11 AM | TrackBack
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Comments

Plus, Mahathir is a lyricist his own self, talking about 6 million Jews left yet unkilled by Hitler and a "final victory." The really good lyricists and poets can make subtle-but-not-too-subtle reference to past classics like that. I'm glad Karzai and Musharraf gave the performace the standing ovation it deserved. Our friends have taste! And Chirac kicked the rears of the critics who panned the performance - we all know the French have taste!

Posted by: Jim at October 22, 2003 09:17 PM

Despite the context, 'final victory' includes more than just the Jews. Islam's 'final victory' includes everyone who isn't Islamic.

Posted by: Kathy K at October 23, 2003 07:39 AM
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