No evil so extreme, no act so dire
but it makes our commentator’s day.
We think we may have standards; his are higher,
so high that black and white are shades of grey.
He commandeers a lofty moral plane
that, weaponised, will target the benighted.
Condemn the perpetrators? How inane.
I take their point, he says. A wrong’s been righted:
we brutes have humbled them in peace and war
while fools who claim to represent us tell
big lies. That’s what democracy is for.
Observe: one-party states are doing well.
Such scholarship must rank among the best;
so learned, and so fearlessly expressed.