Foreign Policy

FOREIGN POLICY

Aborigines
If they do not understand
US Oom-Pah-Pah*
There’s an easy solution
Bomb them into submission

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*”Oom-Pah-Pah” is a lively and somewhat risqué song from Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver!, sung by Nancy and the crowd at the “Three Cripples” tavern. The word “oom-pah-pah” is seemingly used euphemistically to refer to both intoxication and fornication; however, as the song points out, the word’s meaning is only as dirty as the listener interprets it.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oom-Pah-Pah

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Posted on November 13, 2014, in Tanka and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. You are funny. 😀 Once I read what Oom-Pah-Pah meant it gave bombing into submission further meaning.

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  2. Anthropologist Wade Davis says “In the aboriginal universe there is no past, present, or future. In not one of the hundreds of dialects spoken at the moment of contact was there a word for time. There is no notion of linear progression, no goal of improvement, no idealization of the possibility of change.”
    Instead of bombing them maybe we should live with them for a while. If there are any left.

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  3. Well, that doesn’t, it just makes a people angrier.And yes the bombs come w/ a FU attitude.

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  4. unfair, cruel, outrageous, beyond sad, but true, hélas! 😦

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    • P.S.”la raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure…” – you certainly know this realistic statement from La Fontaine’s famous fable “the wolf and the lamb”…

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      • You overestimate my powers of recall. I am tempted to blame it on the brain operation, but there are other factors in the frame. Whatever, La Fontaine was no fool and yet was, I’m sure, drawing on Greek and Roman sources. Poets, like empires, retread earlier paths.

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      • @”Poets, like empires, retread earlier paths.” – yes, Sir, you’re right… history has repeated itself since mankind existed and so life goes on or not…(translated mot-à-mot from French!)
        * * *
        “the most powerful(strongest) one is always right…” – in theory, of course and hélas!

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      • Thanks. I understood the words, but wasn’t sure about the “certainly knowing” part. 😉

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