U.C. Berkeley is in the national spotlight. A series of conservative speakers, from Milo  to Ann Coulter, were prevented from speaking there. Demonstrations erupted, leading to violence.

It’s time to revisit the song “We Built This City” by Jefferson Starship: a song written in honor of the hippies who “built” the San Francisco counterculture. The same hippies that – some fifty years later – are committing violence against those that disagree with them.

We Built This City by Jefferson Starship
(Chorus)
We built this city
We built this city on censorship
Built this city
We built this city on censorship
Say you don’t know me or recognize my mace
Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in Antifa, sinking in the fight
Too much democracy eating up the night

 

Marconi plays the Stalin, listen to the Chairman Mao
Don’t you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on censorship

(Repeat Chorus)

Someone’s always playing Bill O’ Reilly games
Who cares, they’re always changing Bill O’ Reilly names
We just want to riot, someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible, write us off the page

Marconi plays the Stalin, listen to the Chairman Mao
Don’t you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on censorship

(Repeat Chorus)

It’s just another protest
In a tired Berkely street
Ann Coulter’s got a choke hold
Then we just lost the beat

Who counts the Molotov cocktails underneath the bar?
Who rides the patriarchy into our guitars?
Don’t tell us you need us ’cause we’re the ship of fools
Looking for Fidel Castro, coming through your schools

Marconi plays the Stalin, listen to the Chairman Mao
Don’t you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on censorship

(Repeat chorus to fade)

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