trump floydListening to Pink Floyd this morning and the lyrics from “In the Flesh” really struck me in a way they never have before. I always ascribed a historic context to them, but now, I realize that we are living them out in 2016. God help us.

So ya
Thought ya
Might like to
Go to the show.
To feel that warm thrill of confusion,
That space cadet glow.
I’ve got some bad news for you sunshine,
Pink isn’t well, he stayed back at the hotel
And they sent us along as a surrogate band
We’re gonna find out where you folks really stand.

Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
Get him up against the wall!
That one looks Jewish!
And that one’s a coon!
Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
There’s one smoking a joint,
And another with spots!
If I had my way,
I’d have all of you shot!

Lyrics ℗ 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

Illustration ©2016 Alexander Montem