Shall We Suffer, Silent?

 
BY:CPUSA webmaster| January 25, 2013

The famous tune ‘Men of Harlech’ has been used for songs of struggle for hundreds of years.  Here it serves again as a song for raising class consciousness, with words that apply to our current situation.

Jillian Littell, the composer of these lyrics, lives in Oregon and occasionally filks.

Comments (25)

deadsec | June 06, 2014 at 4:59 PM

wow this is more funny than late night with jimmy fallon. or are you people not joking. If you are not then I am now laughing at your stupidity.

John Bachtell | May 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Nice Song! We need a lot more like this!

dsf | April 14, 2014 at 3:06 AM

gds

hivizag | March 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

gdg

prcfrog | March 04, 2014 at 1:48 AM

Fantastic web site. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your sweat!

Laurie Richards | February 07, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Love it and I’m sharing it! We are needed!

josh | January 02, 2014 at 4:08 PM

You people are hard core left pure left evil . Despite your claims about being independent with the soviet union you were always with them .

| November 01, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I prefer men of harlech

Ronnie Lee King | September 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Nice song I’m going to download it.

casino-portugues | July 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I’m Jeilly! All my life I thought that I was given a girl name. But it’s not truth. When I was 16 my mother told me that Jeilly is her grand grandfather’s name. So I’m proud to be named after my grandparent. Also when I was 16 I started to play blackjack casino game. My first game-plays were not online. I started to play online casino games only in 2006. And today

Cable Jointing kits | July 16, 2013 at 7:34 AM

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digital currency | April 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Advocates for this Pitney Bowes study stress that private companies “can fulfill other tasks in the postal network and do so at a lower cost and with greater efficiency and innovation and without political and regulatory interference.

Rob | April 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Communism is a FAILED political philosophy that has been defeated and discredited. Cry all you want to about Capitalism and the Free Markets, but you’ll never realize your “dream” of the Collective!

dub | April 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM

The Occupy Movement might very well be the least inspiring call to action to come from America’s people ever since It’s people learned to rally their own voices together.

I’m continually reminded of the disconnect between the Occupy Movement’s organizers and the sentiment of its followers. The Occupy’s agenda is SO broad and so open to interpretation, that it leaves itself open for corruption of its original message of hope and change for the working class.

I am not here however, to just point the finger and complain. Rather, I encourage the CPUSA readership to consider and act on the following advice… don’t give up hope in the promise of America. Instead of “throwing all the old bastards out,” I advocate that the frustrated members of our society reinvest their time and themselves back into the Democratic process.

Are you dissatisfied with the lack of public works to maintain the roads? Go down to your local governments and listen/talk/voice your concerns. Not once. Not twice. But for many, many times – bring your family and friends and listen & talk. Participate. Put down the unnecessary distractions of life and participate in your government.

Revolution doesn’t guarantee freedom, justice, or anything for that matter.

Fu | April 09, 2013 at 1:54 PM

HAHAHa!!!! Really! Are people suffering from Down syndrome! Try reading history and you idiots might realize America is great because of capitalism!

Sophia | March 17, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Lovely song!! Thank you for sharing it. ^_^

Linual Harless | March 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Like the true anti-American traitors you are, I see you firmly believe in censorship, among other anti-individual rights.

If you believe communism is so great, why are you here? This is the land of the free, home of individual exceptionalism. A much better place for your ilk would be Cuba, Red China, North Korea. Why not move there and live among your own kind? I would be the first to pony up the money for one-way tickets for the first boat load of you. Sadly, I’m afraid, even the aforementioned countries have “standards” that none of you could meet. No one likes, or willing accepts, traitors in their midst.

However with the very last one of you gone, America would improve 100% in every possible way.

I like the reference to the little song up there. “Shall We Suffer Silent?” I don’t care if it’s silent or not. But everyone of you deserves to suffer. All traitors of their country deserve to suffer.

Linual Harless | March 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Now I know what’s wrong with president Obama and the democrats. It’s you goddamned, America hating, communist.

Every goddamned, motherfucking, fatherless one of you should be exiled permanently to Cuba. American would improve 100% with every last one of you traitors gone or dead.

http://freestuffworld.net/free-gift-cards/free-gas-gift-card/ | March 02, 2013 at 2:42 AM

I really do not truly have much to say in response, I only wanted to comment to reply great work.

kyle | February 13, 2013 at 9:56 AM

when will the bourgeois finally realize that we the people are the ways and means of production

ARUP PAUL-INDIA ,KOLKATA-91-9831175541 | February 01, 2013 at 11:31 AM

WAR AGAINST RICHES CLASS. ARUP PAUL INDIAN COMRADE

ARUP PAUL-INDIA ,KOLKATA-91-9831175541 | February 01, 2013 at 11:25 AM

ALL WORKING CLASS SHOULD BE UNITED GLOBALLY AGAINST MODERN GLOBAL FUEDAL SYSTEM.
ARUP PAUL-INDIA

trust in Jesus Christ! | January 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
Heinrich Heine

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Adlai E. Stevenson

I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech – and the freedom of dreaming, really.
Petra Nemcova

Gerard | January 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

May I have the lyrics of this song.
Would like to translate it for french people.

Gerard de MEO
French comrade of French Communist Party (PCF)

My Email
grd13@free.fr

Mike X | January 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Bravo – great song!

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