September 26, 2002
John M. Ford, on the other hand, appears to have gotten stuck on the idea of Jesse James as Defender of the People. Mr. No-Relation Ford writes:
Frank and Jesse understood that central government weren’t good,We are not worthy, but we knew that already. [08:38 PM]
And they knew just exactly what to do;
Down on the Kansas border were militiamen well-ordered
Who boldly did defend Amendment Two.
Jesse James was quite progressive, hardly ever felt possessive,
He never asked a Pinkerton for thanks;
Jesse and some other fellas started reading Marighella,
And liberated lots of stuff from banks.
Frank and Jesse were protective of the whole frontier collective,
Resisting banks’ attempt to globalize;
They thought about Frantz Fanon and they loaded up their cannon
And blew the U.P. trains into the skies.
Jesse came, there ain’t no doubt, to bring the eschaton about
He wasn’t for oppressiveness or pain;
And to prove he weren’t no loser was inspired by Marcuse,
And shot assorted people in the brain.
Jesse found he had no buddy at the end, which sure was cruddy,
Yet still his art collection eased his mind
While adjusting his Manet, mean Robert Ford he seized the day,
And plugged the noble Jesse from behind.