Protesters Drown Out Hate-Mongering Arizona Sheriff With Pro-Immigration Version of "Bohemian Rhapsody"
The racist follies and unabashed media whoredom of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio have been thoroughly documented (see here and here), and are certainly no joke. The man has been the target of more than 2,700 civil rights complaints and has neglected around 40,000 felony warrants so as to better “crack down” on illegal immigration. Just last February, he paraded a group of shackled people through Phoenix in order to promote his reality TV program.
Clearly a bad dude. The type of super-villain, it so happens, who deserves to be drowned out by a pro-immigrant take on Bohemian Rhapsody, sung by around 100 protesters at an ASU event. Via the Phoenix New Times:
The following are some of the lyrics sung by about a half-dozen warblers, lyrics that ultimately caused both the esteemed journalists and Arpaio to rise from their seats and call it a day. Play the Queen song in your head as you read:
Is this legitimate? Is this atrocity? Caught up in politics. No sense of reality. Open your eyes. Look down to the south and see...The border stops brown folks, they cannot cross the line. But its easy come, easy go, for the rich, n' their cargo. Anyway the migrants flow, doesn't really matter to me..To me...
Now jump to the big finish, double-time:
So you think you can jail me and spit in my eye. So you think you can hate me and leave me to die. Oh Arpeeo-cant do this to me Arpeeo. Just gotta get out-just gotta get out of Tent City. Media only matters, Anyone can see. Attention only matters. Ego only matters to he...