The 2020 Presidential Candidate Song Parody #2: ‘Kamala Harris’ (to Bob Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldier’)

By John Zmirak Published on May 22, 2019

Two weeks ago, I launched my series of song tributes to 2020 presidential candidates. It required no originality. I just said what we all were thinking. I wrote a song about Joe Biden creeping on little girls, to the tune of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” by The Police.

This week, I want to be a little more substantive, to soberly address a serious issue. Namely, the fact that Sen. Kamala Harris is apparently a fascist. Not in the vague, generic sense that the term is often used. For instance, when a sloppy teen claims that demands he change his underwear are “fascist.” Or when a college student hurls it at members of the John Kasich for President campaign.

Kamala Harris: A Fascist, in the Negative Sense

I mean the “negative sense” as in the literal, specific, historical sense. I have concluded, based on her words and actions, that Kamala Harris is a totalitarian statist who:

  • Believes in the use of the government’s bayonets and prisons to punish her political opponents. Hence her crusade to imprison David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for investigating the baby part-selling racket of her huge campaign donor, Planned Parenthood.
  • Wishes to subject all property-owners to centralized State micromanagement to meet grandiose “national goals,” backed by Utopian promises and apocalyptic threats. Hence her backing for the Green New Deal.
  • Wants to let violent felons vote, presumably because they’d more likely back the Democrats. Mussolini brought his own violent blackshirts into the Italian parliament. 
  • Proposes imposing heavy fines on companies that don’t have enough highly paid women executives to meet some government standard. Her standard.
  • Sees children as belonging first to the State, rather than their parents. Hence Harris’ policy, as California Attorney General, of imprisoning parents when their kids went truant from school.
  • Considers herself (as the Fascist squadristi did) a member of an elite which is privileged to use violence, while the passive masses may not. Hence her support for largely repealing the Second Amendment, while she herself carries a loaded gun. To which she feels entitled. Because she’s part of the government.
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Her Ancestors Owned Slaves

Harris’ family is an interesting one. Her mother was an elite immigrant from India (the daughter of diplomats). Harris father is the scion of aristocratic Jamaican plantation-owners and slave-holders. While his politics are leftist, retired Stanford Prof. Donald Harris is proud of his country and family background. When Kamala Harris joked that she had to support legalized marijuana as a proud Jamaican, her father issued a withering response:

My dear departed grandmothers(whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents , must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.

With all that in mind, I think I had no other choice, for my Kamala Harris tribute, than “Buffalo Soldier” by the great Jamaican Bob Marley.



“Kamala Harris” by Bob Marley

Kamala Harris, absolute despot.
We’re putting Kamala Harris
Up in charge of America.
Royal in Jamaica, a Tsar for America.
Locking up her critics, blowing up our civics.

I mean it, look into her scary eyes.
She’s searching out who to pulverize.
Yes, our absolute despot will be Kamala Harris.
Yes, she was royal in Jamaica, a Tsar for America.
Locking up her critics, blowing up our civics.

Her name is Kamala Harris, absolute despot.
Kamala Harris, iron heel for America.

If you’re still hooked on liberty
Then you don’t get where she’s coming from.
This gal makes Mussolini
Seem like a libertarian.

We’re putting Kamala Harris
Up in charge of America.
Royal in Jamaica, a Tsar for America
Cause she’s locking up her critics.
Blowing up our civics.
Her name is Kamala Harris,
And she’s Tsar for America.

Greet her as Du-ce-ce, Du-Du-ce-ce
Du-ce-ce-ce, ce-ce-Du-ce, Du-ce-ce.

Du-ce-ce, Du-du-ce-ce
Du-ce-ce-ce, Du-ce-ce, Du-Du-ce-ce-ce!

Kamala Harris, treadin’ on the laws, woo ooh.
She’s got them steely jaws, it gives some people pause,
Treadin’ on the laws, yea yea.

Her name is Kamala Harris,
Now the Tsar of America.
Kamala Harris, absolute despot.
Locking up her critics, chewing up our civics.
Finished with the Senate,
Measuring drapes for the West Wing.

Say it, Du-ce-ce, Du-Du ce-ce
Du ce ce ce, Du-ce-ce-ce, Du-ce, Du-ce-ce-ce-ce.

Du-ce-ce, Du-du-ce-ce
Du-ce-ce-ce, Du-ce-ce, Du-Du-ce-ce-ce!

Smirking through the Senate
Listing her enemies.
Planning all our parenthoods, Kamala Harris.
Locking up her critics, chewing up our civics.
Kamala Harris, absolute despot.

Du ce-ce, Du-du-ce-ce
De ce ce ce, Du-ce-ce, Du-Du-ce-ce-ce!


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