Festive Left Friday Blogging: Here, have my earworm.

This has been in my head all day, for reasons understandable if you’ve been reading me lately. Now, let it infiltrate YOUR head:

Oh, you want lyrics too? All righty then:

Working Latin America

The Yankee is afraid that you’ll rise up,
Working Latin America,
I don’t know, why don’t you do it?
The Yankee is afraid of the Revolution,
The Yankee fears the call:
Yankee go home!
Yankee go home…

And rising up over the Amazon,
Comes the rebel cry of the Carioca*,
And comes to unite with his brother,
The Venezuelan worker…

Working Latin America,
Working Latin America,
Latin America…

Lift up in your hands the flag of the Revolution
Working Latin America,
and shout, forcefully:
Yankee go home!
Yankee go home!
Yankee go home!

“Gringo, go home.
The workers of Latin America are telling you:
Gringo, go home!
Yankee go home!”

Lift up in your hands the flag of the Revolution
Working Latin America,
and shout, forcefully:
Yankee go home!
Yankee go home!
Yankee go home!

Translation mine.

*A Carioca is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since the Brazilian Amazon region borders on Venezuela’s own Amazonas state, there is a geographic connection between the two lands. Alí Primera is making the case for unity between the workers of these two and all other Latin American countries, as well. And I like to think he’d smile if he saw how Chavecito’s election paved the way for Brazil’s Lula and Dilma, who are from the Workers’ Party, and both strong allies of Venezuela…and its workers.

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