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Stand up and be counted

9 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in activism, art, history | 11 Comments »

“Stand up and be counted”, an old Amerikkkan Ku Klux Klan song. For the record, I haven’t heard this song since around 1993. And I’ve never heard it from any mouth or in any voice but one.

Why?

Dunno. It occurred to me. I used to have this “friend”, see, who in between loading the three-foot “weed eater” for the next bong hit would occasionally belt this one out. An odd thing, perhaps, for a Jew to sing.

And no, we really didn’t have any good friends who just happened to be black… or communists… or Christians.

Let’s hope he got it from someplace… someplace pure. Someplace like The Doctor Demento Show, for instance.

Anyone know who wrote this piece of Ameri-horror-cana?

Speaking of random thoughts which crawl out of the depths of one’s mind late at night… anyone remember the scene from Airplane! where the well-dressed, polite boy comes to sit next to the well-dressed, aristocratic little girl on the plane, bearing a tray of beverages?

“Coffee?”

“Yes, please.”

“Milk?”

“No, thank you. I take it black. Like my men.”

Yeah, I thought you did.

Stand up and be counted, show the world that you’re a man
Stand up and be counted, go with the Ku Klux Klan

We are a sacred brotherhood, who love our country true
We always can be counted on, when there’s a job to do
We serve our homeland day and night, to keep it always free
And proudly wear our robes of white, protecting liberty.

Stand up and be counted, show the world that you’re a man
Stand up and be counted, go with the Ku Klux Klan

[trumpet solo]

The Bible, cross, Old Glory, too, our symbols of a man
A sword and water, robe and hood portray our noble Klan
In search of peace and liberty, we pledge our hearts and hands
We must defeat the communists to save our Christian land

Stand up and be counted, show the world that you’re a man
Stand up and be counted, go with the Ku Klux Klan

Stand up and be counted, show the world that you’re a man
Stand up and be counted, go with the Ku Klux Klan

  1. 11 Responses to “Stand up and be counted”

  2. By Roderick T. Long on 9 January 2009

    I think it says “The Bible calls,” not “Survival cause.”

  3. By Mike Gogulski on 9 January 2009

    “The bible calls for glory to our symbols of ???”

    Gotta confess I didn’t listen that closely to resolve the lyrics… and don’t wanna loop that line another 20 times to try to resolve it better.

    Nice to see the Alabama brotherhood chiming in here, though :)

  4. By aaron on 6 February 2009

    Survival cause for vigilance the symbols of our land
    The sword and water, robe and hood, betrayed our noble plan
    In search for peace and liberty we pledge our hearts in hands
    We must defeat the communists to save our Christian land

    THIS IS WRONG – should say “The bible calls for vigilance…”

  5. By ordernine on 13 February 2009

    Actually:

    The Bible, Cross, Ol’ Glory too are symbols of the man
    A sword and water, robe and hood portray our noble Klan
    In search of peace and liberty we pledge our hearts and hands
    We must defeat the Communists to save our Christian land

  6. By matt on 18 May 2009

    and its klan not plan

  7. By Mike Gogulski on 18 May 2009

    Alright, I listened to the damned thing another 4574857485 times and updated it best I could.

    Want to forget now…

  8. By Oli on 2 November 2009

    i’m nota racist but i just love the song lol <3

  9. By waffle on 5 November 2009

    “The bible, cross, old Glory too, are symbols of a man. A Sword and water, robe, and hood portray our noble Klan.

    ffs thats what it says.

  10. By Anonymous on 13 November 2009

    love this song

  11. By Borce J. on 19 December 2010

    I love this song!

  12. By Jessica Sideways on 7 February 2014

    Gawd, I hate this song. My father was a proud Klansman.

    I wonder how bad of a seizure he had when he found out that his son that he tried grooming into the Klan turned out to be transsexual… and a lesbian… and a communist… and an occultist… and a soon to be (but not soon enough!) ex-American. ;)


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