On the eve
of the destruction of the odd human and civil right as the Labor premiers try
to outbid each other in the lead up to tomorrow’s terror summit, here is an
adaptation of Pete Seeger’s Where Have All the Flowers Gone for any picketers.

Where have all the freedoms gone? Long
time passing. Where have all the freedoms gone? Long time ago.

Where have all the freedoms gone?
Labor premiers nicked them, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will
they ever learn?

Where have all the premiers gone? Long
time passing. Where have all the premiers gone? Long time ago.

Where have all the premiers gone? Gone
post-modern, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the post-mods gone?
Long time passing. Where have all the post-mods gone? Long time ago.

Where have all the post-mods gone?
Gone to protest, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever
learn?

Where have all the protestors gone?
Long time passing. Where have all the protestors gone? Long time ago.

Where have all the protestors gone?
Gone to detention, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever
learn?

Where have all the detainees gone?
Long time passing. Where have all the detainees gone? Long time ago.

Where have all the detainees gone?
Gone to freedoms, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever
learn?

Peter Fray

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