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Human Nature

Posted by: Barry Stoller ( Utopia 2000, USA ) on September 15, 1999 at 23:52:33:


Once it was said that the stars
decreed the course of every life
Then it was said God himself
determined people's weal and strife
Now we've come to modern times
when science has replaced the soul
And human nature, experts say,
holds our lives in its control;

Now if a doctor throws you out
of his office 'cause you're poor
Don't denounce free enterprise
if you are suffering and sore;

If your landlord evicts you
because you can't pay up what's due
Don't curse private property
or what your boss is paying you;

Blame it on human nature
That arbiter of behavior;

Now if youíre working a shit job
although you have two Ph.D's
Don't impugn the free market
for making brains commodities;

If the products you consume
have chemicals that make you sick
Don't regulate big industry
'cause laissez faire is organic;

Blame it on human nature
That arbiter of behavior;

Chorus: Human nature, so they say,
is fixed and irreversible
So don't ever dare question
the dominance of capital;

Now if your children dodge bullets
everyday when they're at school
Donít protest the gun lobby
'cause money is the golden rule;

If you find yourself homeless
'cause your job's made inutile
Don't join the Socialist Party
'cause making profits is primal;

Blame it on human nature
That arbiter of behavior;

Now if they reinstate the draft
and send you over to Iraq
Don't gainsay Standard and Shell
if land mines blow apart your back;

If your pension disappears
with Wall Streetís latest bad gamble
Don't overthrow the government
'cause greed is biological;

Blame it on human nature
That arbiter of behavior;

Chorus: Human nature, so they say,
is fixed and irreversible
So don't ever dare question
the dominance of capital.

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McSpotlight: Hi Barry, long time no see.


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