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Forum Post: Officer Winski

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 28, 2012, 12:29 p.m. EST by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY
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OFFICER WINSKI To the tune of Officer Krupke from West Side Story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq28qCklEHc

ACTION Dear kind Lieutenant Winski, You gotta understand The economy just stinksis, Our future’s in the can, The world is on the brinksi, And hope’s in short supply. Golly Bloomberg, that’s why we Occupy!

OCCUPIERS Gee, Officer Winski, please put down your mace. Your checks are paid by citizens you punch in the face. Your pension’s been stolen, and nobody cares. Deep down inside we know you’re scared.

ACTION You are scared

OCCUPIERS You are scared, you are scared We know you’re just scared We know that you’re angry cause you’re scared

SNOWBOY (spoken) That’s a touchin’ good story!

ACTION (spoken) Lemme tell it to the world!

SNOWBOY (spoken) Just tell it to the judge.

ACTION Dear kindly Judge, your Honor, The laws don’t make no sense. You get jail for marijuana, At the citizen’s expense. But the criminals on Wall Street Are getting off scott-free Leapin’ Lehman! They crashed the economy!

DIESEL (as Judge) Right!

OCCUPIERS Gee, Officer Winski, the laws are unjust. You can’t arrest us all, soon there’ll be no-one to bust. The charges are trumped up, they’ll all be dismissed. That’s why the people are so pissed.

ACTION We are pissed!

OCCUPIERS We are pissed, we are pissed We are really pissed We are sick of oppression so we’re pissed!

DIESEL (spoken as Judge) In the opinion of this court, this activist is depraved on account he ain’t got a decent education!

ACTION (spoken) Hey, I’m depraved on account I’m deprived.

DIESEL (spoken) So send him to college!

ACTION My school is too expensive, The debt is out of hand. The loansharks are oppressive, But I’m doing all I can. To get some real employment, I need a real degree. Goodness gradschool costs too much for me!

A-RAB Yes! Officer Winski, this boy has been robbed. He finished school in debt and now he can’t find a job. Society told him that this was the way. But now he has bills that he can’t pay.

ACTION I can’t pay!

OCCUPIERS We can’t pay, we can’t pay No we cannot pay Like we can’t find work so we can’t pay!

A-RAB (spoken) In my opinion, this kid don’t need college. Poverty is purely a social disease!

ACTION (spoken) Hey, I got a social disease!

A-RAB (spoken) So take him to a social worker!

ACTION Dear kindly social worker, They say go earn a buck, Like be a coffee perker, Which means like be a schmuck. But even Starbucks coffee Wants employment history. Glory Trotsky! So they wont hire me.

BABY JOHN (As Social Worker) Eek! Officer Winski we know you’re annoyed But pretty soon even you will be unemployed There’s work down at Walmart if you’ll man the door So type your resume and join the poor.

ACTION I am poor!

OCCUPIERS We are poor, we are poor! We are too damn poor. There’s no hope for us because we’re poor.

DIESEL The trouble is on Wall Street

A-RAB The trouble is the war

BABY JOHN The trouble is the Mayor Who doesn’t care about the poor

A-RAB The trouble is Monstanto

BABY JOHN The trouble is worldwide

OCCUPIERS Winski, all our grievances are tied!

Gee, Officer Winski who do you represent? The only folks you’re serving are the damn one percent. Gee, Officer Winski, what are we to do? Gee, officer Winski, Fuck you.

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[-] 0 points by funkytown (-374) 1 year ago

This scene has come to mind before... what I always found interesting is that although the story is staged mid 50s, the car is late 50s, and the social message is decidedly 60s. So...

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 1 year ago

good looking out was the wrong link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wGZRJG4ZJE