When reason and truth have both gone astray,

Mob rule becomes the order of the day.

Using the “big lie” without compunction,

Get ready to receive extreme unction.

Never upset me” is the law of the land,

You know “a house divided can not stand.”

Don’t speak your mind with thoughts undesired,

Without a doubt we will all get you fired.

When others’ thoughts have been laid to rest,

It seems your ideas must now be addressed.

Once Belle of the Ball, now the crowd doth spew:

Give us Barabbas!” and now comes for you.

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