The Great Pretender

Progress does not always move
in a forward direction.
Beware the tide that sweeps
unhindered toward the shore,
unbridled forces wiping away
the fertile soil that nurtures growth.

Do you think the past is buried,
never to rise again, because we have
seen the evil of the dictator,
and cast him out, because we
have shed light on the bigot,
the lynchers, the oppressors,
that we are rid of them forever?

We must remain vigilant. The next time
the living devil walks among us,
he may not bear a swastika,
or wear a white hood. The masses may
cheer him, praise him as good.
It always starts that way.

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