On This Day in 2003, Israel Murdered American Hero Rachel Corrie

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A TRUE AMERICAN and WORLD HERO!

Rachel Corrie was killed in the Gaza Strip in Palestine on March 16, 2003, trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian family (a pharmacist, an accountant, their wives, and five young children).  That was 21 years ago!  And the destruction of Gaza is still ongoing.  It’s grotesque!

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice was established by members of Rachel’s family and community to continue the kind of work that she began and hoped to accomplish.

As you may know, I wrote the “The Occupation” dedicated to Rachel.  It’s my small way of keeping her going and bringing light to the dark.

I hope my small song adds to the honors Rachel truly deserves and we can keep her memory and spirit alive through art and political expression; especially for all of our children to come.

 

LYRICS

Your trail of tears
Mark through your years
Making enemies of men
Your blood runs red
You find your children dead
It’s hell on earth to fight in the street
They build a wall
It’s 2000 feet tall
As if Berlin had never been
Where is the law
Deals made at the Casbah
Your brother is selling you out
The occupation
Just a segregation
Humiliation
Is this the nation
That you cry for
A confiscation
Your exploitation
Obliteration
No self-determination
Rachel Corrie
Hero death or glory
Do you even know her name?
She sacrificed
Then gave up her life
In the battle of the home bulldozers
If God had mercy
Then what the heck’s the hurry
Can’t they see she’s just a young kid
Are they insane
Now we know their name
It’s Mister I Hate Humanity
The occupation
Just a segregation
Humiliation
Is this the nation
That you cry for
A confiscation
Your exploitation
Obliteration
No self-determination
Self-determination is the free choice of men
With the power to decide how you want to live again
It’s the right of the people of a nation to be governed
As they please without the influence of another
They stole your land
Now you understand
How the art of war has been played
But it’s too late
60 years of hate
Has left with you a rock in your hand
But they got bombs
And the soccer moms
You know they got a gun to your head
What can you do
This Coke is for you
And no one will ever be free
The occupation
Just a segregation
Humiliation
Is this the nation
That you cry for
A confiscation
Your exploitation
Obliteration
Who will fight for
The liberation
What’s the explanation
Capitulation
Cause you know that
Our generation
An Obama-nation
With a fixation
On the world of
Globalization
A complication
For self-determination
La la la la la la
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La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Written, Performed, and Produced by Johnny Punish
Special Guest Vocalist Marcy-Elle


So please do what you can to keep her spirit going…..join her foundation, give money, support……

We need a statue of her in Washington DC next to the greats of justice, liberty, and freedom so that all future kids can learn of this true modern hero! If anyone knows how to get this done, let’s do it.

If you feel compelled, please pass it around and post on your social networks

With Great Honor, Respect, and Love

Johnny Punish


PS:  One way of helping the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is to;

  1. Go to Goodsearch.com.
  2. Put the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice in the designated non-profit field
  1. Hit “verify” and money is sent to the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice whenever you search.