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(stolen from the 1945 Hollywood clasic A WALK IN THE SUN. The lefties don't get this--I'm sure folks here will)

yeah soon we'll be fighting
the Battle of Tibet
this goddamn war's never going to end

North Africa Sicily Italy
France Germany Korea
Vietnam Grenada Lebanon
Somalia Afghanistan Iraq Iran

why not Tibet
we've marched all over
this world why not
hey who are we fighting in Tibet?

I don't know Krauts? Japs? Russkies?

all I know is we're never
getting out of this fucking Army
til we've fought
the Battle of Tibet

you talk too much
give me a butt

I'm out I ran out in Nam

shit you creep

when we get to Tibet
I'll get us some butts
when we get to Tibet
we'll have smokes and wine
and women and clean clothes
and I'll sleep for fifty years
when we get to Tibet


Peter Buknatski
Montpelier, Vt.

Peter Buknatski

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The following comments are for "Tibet"
by PeteySweety

Well now, it's not specifically about Tibet--it's about ongoing war for the bad guys' economic gain.
Americans have become a little too goofy about all this Buddhist enlightenment crap. Tibet was an elitist theocratic state with a bunch of men in bedsheets having all the privilege until China came in and took over. The monks want the Chinese immigrants out--sort of a 'purity of being' cleansing. Or purging. I ain't at all thrilled with the Chinese lately either. Perhaps, if we want a Free Tibet, we ought to have a Free Iraq, and consider how we've treated countries like Cuba.
Anyway, there'll always be a war about something. The Battle of Tibet seems like the perfect antonym. I'm sure they meant that in the movie. Good 1945 ant-war, anti-fascist flick. I beleive the McCarthy bunch had this film and its stars and writers in their sights in the 50s.

( Posted by: PeteySweety [Member] On: April 11, 2008 )

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