The Rot Starts at the Top

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How terrible
when the powerful break the law,
unhinging the world,
spreading fear and terror
as laws no longer apply.

How dangerous
when the powerful believe
that they can break the law
devaluing law.

How unspeakable
when the mighty command others
to break the laws,
thus transforming others
into lawbreakers beyond redemption.

How subversive
when the powerful use power
to break the law,
preparing the ground for terror,
which then constantly threatens
our lives.

How hypocritical
when the powerful
who break the laws
accuse others
of this very same crime,
worse still
punish them by death.

This is how the world
becomes unhinged.

[Text by Marion Schneider]