Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Tuneage
The Pretenders - "Middle Of The Road"

In the middle of the road
you see the darnest things
like fat cats driving around in jeeps through the city
wearing big diamond rings and silk suits
past corrugated tin shacks holed up with kids and
man I don't mean a Hampstead nursery
but when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world
the babies just come with the scenery
  - The Pretenders

The latest Time magazine had Robert D. Kaplan riffing on a variation of those lyrics:

"But strong institutions and capitalist prosperity lead to military ambitions."

Or maybe he was just ghostwriting (ha ha) for Vladimir Lenin?