As America prepares to install a President that has implied that the use of nuclear weapons is an option, I'm reminded of one particularly biting piece of musical satire by an American icon, Randy Newman.
Back in 1972, he released the masterpiece "Sail Away" in which he made some of his most political, moral and ethical statements in his, then, young career. The title track was a stinging indictment of slavery, couched in a sensationally gorgeous song. He considered why God would love such an unlovable flock. And, he imagined the response of a nationalist when faced with countries that took our aid but spat in our face.
Here's hoping it never comes to this, as satirical as it is.