PUTTING LATUFF’S WORK TO MUSIC ~~ ‘I DID IT MY WAY’

Sharon before and after the Whitewash

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In honour of Sharon – My Way – time to face the final version

My Way has had several versions performed.  Of course it was sung by its author, Paul Anka.  Frank Sinatra made it famous.  Elvis gave it a whirl at Vegas.  And I remember Sid Vicious getting a hat tip from the New Musical Express for treating the song with the contempt it deserved for being such self-indulgent tosh.  The homophobia of that last example seemed to slip below the NME‘s radar back then.Anyway, years ago, back in the day when Ariel Sharon slipped into a coma and the end seemed near, Deborah Maccoby, of Jews for Justice for Palestinians notoriety, wrote this version of My Way:

MY WAY: ARIEL SHARON 

And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain 
I wrecked the hope for peace – I did it all in such a sly way,
And more, much more than this, I did it my way.

Regrets –  I wish I’d killed old Arafat back in the ’80s;
I wish that Israel filled right from the Nile to the Euphrates -
But I built settlements and an apartheid settler highway,
And more, much more than this, I did it my way. 

Yes the were times, I’m sure you knew,
When I bit off more than I could chew.
And yet, from Gaza, I’d no doubt
That I would get the settlers out!
I built a Wall- and best of all, I did it my way!

I knew I would go far in my career as a mass killer.
I started with Qibya, went on to Sabra and Shatila.
But I’ve made them believe I’m in the middle of the highway!
Likud I left for good – I did it my way!

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has not
To dare to murder and to lie
And not to care how many die;
The record stands, I took their lands
And did it my way!

 
Whatever happens, those of us who expected a whitewash got precisely what we expected and Deborah’s lyric should be a corrective to that which is why it was appropriate for some bright spark to splice her lyric to a cartoon by Latuff showing the trail of blood in the wake of Sharon’s every move being cleansed by the whitewash of the mainstream media.

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Originally posted by Mark Elf AT

1 Comment

  1. abumidian said,

    January 15, 2014 at 08:04

    Reblogged this on abumidian.


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