And did those hands in ancient times
Build domestic cars and bikes and toys?
Did ancient Magi give baby Jesu rhymes,
Assuring at his manger's side employ?
And did the countenance divine,
Shine forth in a new dawn's glow,
To promise Cleveland industry
And poverty to Mexico?
Bring to me my forge of burning steel!
Bring to me rhetoric of exploitation!
Amend NAFTA and GATT! O fiery zeal!
Bring to me a chariot made in this nation!
I shall not cease disingenuity,
Nor confess effort as an option,
Until Jerusalem's built on the shores of Erie
And hiring becomes adoption!
UNEMPLOYMENT, n. A temporary condition of eternal interest to the everlasting demagogue.