The so-called 1932nd Psalm:
Depression is my shepherd; I am in want.Politicians who are willing to lead us in the paths of destruction for their party’s sake frighten me too. Mitch McConell (R-KY): “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
He maketh me to lie down on park benches; He leadeth
me beside the still factories.
He restoreth the bread lines; He leadeth me in the paths
of destruction for his Party’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the Valley of Unemployment,
I fear every evil; for thou are with me; the Politicians
and Profiteers they frighten me.
Thou preparest a reduction in mine salary before me in
the presence of mine creditors; Thou anointest mine
income with taxes; my expenses runneth over mine
Surely unemployment and poverty will follow me all the
days of the Republican administration; and I shall
dwell in a mortgaged home forever.
Published in the Weatherford Democrat, June 10, 1932. Collected in Donald Whisenhunt’s Depression in Texas: The Hoover Years (New York: Garland, 1983).
This psalm seems to have begun its life during Warren Harding’s administration:
The Democrat is still publishing in Weatherford, Texas.[Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers’ Journal, March 1922.]
[Locomotive Engineers Journal, June 1922.]