“This”, cried the Mayor, “is your town’s darkest hour!
The time for all Whos who have blood that is red
To come to the aid of their country!”, he said.
“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

Horton Hears a Who! (1954)

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When at last we are sure
You’ve been properly pilled,
Then a few paper forms
Must be properly filled
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Don’t give up! I believe in you all
A person’s a person, no matter how small!
And you very small persons will not have to die
If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!

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Oh the things you can find
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I meant what I said,
and I said what I meant
An elephant’s faithful,
One hundred percent.

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