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Monty Python State Department

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Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings wearing horned helmets.

Whenever the word "war" is repeated, they begin singing and/or chanting.

A man and woman enter. The man is played by Eric Idle, the woman is played by Graham Chapman (in drag), and the Secretary of State is played by Terry Jones, also in drag.

Man: You sit here, dear.

Woman: All right.

Man: Morning!

Secretary of State: Morning!

Man: Well, what've you got?

Secretary of State: Well, there's sanctions and prosecutions; sanctions drone strikes and prosecutions; sanctions and war; sanctions prosecutions and war; sanctions prosecutions drone strikes and war; war prosecutions drone strikes and war; war sanctions war war prosecutions and war; war drone strikes war war prosecutions war cyber war and war;

Vikings: War war war war...

Secretary of State: ...war war war sanctions and war; war war war war war war targeted assassinations war war war...

Vikings: War! Lovely war! Lovely war!

Secretary of State: ...or a United Nations resolution combined with infiltration, a USAID fake Twitter application, a CIA overthrow, trained enhanced interrogators and with crippling sanctions on top and war.

Woman: Have you got anything without war?

Secretary of State: Well, there's war sanctions drone strikes and war, that's not got much war in it.

Woman: I don't want ANY war!

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 
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