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May 7, 2010

The Right Ignores

One of the challenges we on the Left have in debating some on the Right is the experience of debating someone who is not working within the same reality we are. It seems that no matter how correct we might be, some on the Right will just be willfully blind to the facts. Their ideology is the framework for their belief system, and it makes no difference to them that this framework does not match the truth. No matter how many experts you give them, no matter how strong a proof you can lay out, if it doesn’t match their pre-conceived notions, they will simply ignore it.

The Right Ignores
Original words and music “The Night Before” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider

We hear all these guys (ah the Right ignores)
Proof was in our eyes (ah the Right ignores)
But to facts they’re blind
You can’t change their mind
Seems we like the things the Right ignores

Were we hearing lies (ah the Right ignores)
Were there some replies (ah the Right ignores)
When you lose your fear
Things become so clear
Seems we like the things the Right ignores

Last fight is a fight
I will remember them by
When I think of things they said
I shake my head and sigh

We hear all these guys (ah the Right ignores)
Proof was in our eyes (ah the Right ignores)
But to facts they’re blind
You can’t change their mind
Seems we like the things the Right ignores

When you lose your fear
Things become so clear
Seems we like the things the Right ignores

Last fight is a fight
I will remember them by
When I think of things they said
I shake my head and sigh

Were we hearing lies (ah the Right ignores)
Were there some replies (ah the Right ignores)
When you lose your fear
Things become so clear
Seems we like the things the Right ignores
That the Right ignores

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5 Comments

  1. I enjoyed it!

    Comment by EV — May 7, 2010 @ 3:11 PM

  2. “When you lose your fear
    Things become so clear”

    Great parody Wayne. The truth shall set us free.

    Comment by 2ebbandflow — May 7, 2010 @ 3:12 PM

  3. I think this one’s in your top ten, if not your top five, Wayne. You did real good keeping to the same number of syllables too.

    Comment by houseofroberts — May 7, 2010 @ 5:58 PM

  4. “Ahh – the Right ignores” keeps playing over, and over, and over in my head … Thanks for making me smile, Wayne!

    Comment by lass o delight — May 7, 2010 @ 6:37 PM

  5. Nice. 🙂

    Comment by zxbe — May 7, 2010 @ 10:38 PM


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