Citizen vs. Science (song)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The institution was designed
to cleave the citizen from the science
Now watch the academics then
steal science away from citizens

To take away what is not theirs
They must pay up for that is fair
But the powerful do make the rules
For science outside and in the schools

The citizens have to pay the price
To borrow once and share it thrice
But academia gets paid to do
Science in the names of me and you

In vain they’ll have their lives doth striven
For those who hath more shall be given
And citizens will still lack their share
Unless they claim what is just theirs

— with due respect to the original The Goose and the Common song