Finally. Just in time for the end of the semester.
I managed to find an on-line version of Socialism Is Good.
Well, not just a version. There are lots of fairly standard ones out there.
but the first one is, I think, one that was recorded back in the 90′s by the Beijing Modern Art Band or something like that.1 It is a bit more….peppy that you might expect. I remember having a long argument with a Chinese friend over whether is was a bunch of cadre kids trying to make the CCP cool, or a bunch of anti-party types mocking one of the great red anthems. I took the later position, but I will have to see what the kids say about it.
I found it, by the way, from an American right-wing site that suggests that thanks to Obama we may all be singing this pretty soon. Maybe you should learn the lyrics now, while it’s still optional.
- I swear that cassette is in one of my boxes downstairs. I really need to dig it out. [↩]