Punallusive protest

Passed on to me by Joe Transue, this sign from massive protests in London against the current state visit by Helmet Grabpussy:

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Either this is just a taunt, or you get the allusion — and then you are probably suffering from an earworm, with the words:

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

From Wikipedia:

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“Another Brick in the Wall” is the title of three songs set to variations of the same theme on Pink Floyd’s 1979 rock opera The Wall. All three songs were written by Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters.

Part 2 is a protest song against rigid schooling. It was released as a single and became Pink Floyd’s only number-one hit in the United Kingdom, the United States, West Germany and many other countries.


(#3) You can watch the video of Part 2 here

… Each of the three parts has a similar tune, and lyrical structure (though not lyrics, aside from the “all in all” refrain), and each is louder and more enraged than the one before, rising from the sadness of Part I to the protesting Part II to the furious Part III.

(Note on the song in this blog, in a posting of 2/26/11, ” Education in pop culture”.)

The connection between Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Squire Grabpussy’s Great Wall of the South seems irresistible. Here’s editorial cartoonist Joe Heller’s 4/9/18 take:

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On the cartoonist, from Wikipedia:

Joe Heller (born August 17, 1954 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) was the editorial cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1985 to 2013, when he was cut as part of a large round of layoffs by Gannett, owner of the Press-Gazette. Before he worked at the Press-Gazette, Heller was the cartoonist for the West Bend Daily News. He now distributes his cartoons to more than 300 newspapers through Heller Syndication.

One Response to “Punallusive protest”

  1. Joe Transue Says:

    Photo credit to Sofie Dodgson, famous among some circles but to others less well known than her great, great(x?) uncle Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

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