Saturday, February 6, 2010

How odd.

Courtesy of David (Don't call me Dave) Codrea's Gun Rights Examiner, this oddity:

Setting aside the unlikelihood of Walt Whitman being happy to find his poem used to sell blue jeans, we have the further incongruity of Levi Strauss, a company whose management has been well-known for many years to be virulently anti-gun rights, should use a poem that reads, in part,
Come, my tan-faced children,
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? Have you your sharp edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers!
David points out that more recent inquiry confirms the company is still a big booster of Oxfam, which in turn is still a big booster of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), which is welcome to burn in hell while waiting for one dime from me.

Nice poem, though.

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