But revolution gets precarious
When fratricide among the elect
Leaves only one party the state can select.
Senator Cogdill was hanged this very morn
But would it be decent for us now to mourn
When the hands at the rope and the hands on the chair
Belong to armed men he'd led, himself, there?
It brings us no sorrow, frustration or grief
Nor does it provide us a sense of relief
To see one party disorder our Golden State
Unless the remaining one shares the same fate.
Gathered on the coast by Keats' blood-dimmed tide
What Republicans teach us, we ought to abide.
When rulers see lynching written into their jobs
Shouldn't the people rally our own mobs?
USURPATION, n. The expropriation by government of the Jacobin instinct. Parliamentary ochlocracy.