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surviving another inquisition in the age of lesser-evil

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the two choices
come down to
keep them all out
deport the ones still breathing
or surge the unintelligible
jackboot paraphernalia modern day
interrogation apparatus
bone crushing when necessary
turn every self-hating or scared shitless
subject
into an obedient informer
in the best traditions of monarchy
& authority

blah blah blah
you know how it goes
and ends
in a whimper

--- e b bortz

 

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