Virginia Schoolchildren Wrote OWS Song, Or Were Coaxed

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Many conservative bloggers believe a song that a Virginia school district alleges was written by third-graders is really an attempt by educators to indoctrinate the young students with the message of the 99 percent, according to Fox Radio.

The song, entitled “Part of the 99,” was performed by children at Woodbrook Elementary School in Albemarle County, Va.

“They’re actually claiming third-grade children wrote these lyrics and chose the topic as well,” Weasel Zippers, the website that initially reported the controversy, wrote. “Because what eight-year-old child isn’t obsessed with class warfare?”

School officials said the song was written as part of a program sponsored by an organization called Kid Pan Alley. The youngsters worked with a facilitator to come up with a theme and lyrics for a song which was not allowed to promote any political or personal agenda.

“We really don’t censor the topics that students come up with,” school spokesman Phil Giaramita told Fox News & Commentary. “This is the first time we’ve had the lyrics of one of these songs criticized.”

Critics are still skeptical that 8-year-olds came up with the following lyrics:

Some people have it all

But they still don’t think they have enough

They want more money

A faster ride

They’re not content

Never satisfied

Yes — they’re the 1 percent

 

I used to be one of the 1 percent

I worked all the time

Never saw my family

Couldn’t make life rhyme

Then the bubble burst

It really, really hurt

I lost my money

Lost my pride

Lost my home

Now I’m part of the 99

 

Some people have it all

But they still don’t think they have enough

They want more money

A faster ride

They’re not content

Never satisfied

Yes — they’re the 1 percent

 

I used to be sad, now I’m satisfied

’Cause I really have enough

Though I lost my yacht and plane

Didn’t need that extra stuff

Could have been much worse

You don’t need to be first

’Cause I’ve got my friends

Here by my side

Don’t need it all

I’m so happy to be part of the 99

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.