Mugabe and Mandela

Music: Santa Maria Amar.
Cantigas de Santa Maria. Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band.

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Mugabe and Mandela,
Two strategies for change:
One would whites include;
One would whites estrange.

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Murder begets murder;
White murder begets black.
Once one goes for blood,
There's no exit back.

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Power unrestrained
By wisdom, love, or law
Leads to even greater
Horrors than before.

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Yet letting whites retain
The property they stole
Leaves blacks still dispossessed,
Though equal at the poll.

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For wealth is ever power,
Wont to have its way
With those of any color
Who happen to hold sway.

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And so the pot still boils
With anger finely honed.
Was violence avoided?
Or was it just postponed?

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Mugabe and Mandela,
Two ways to found a state:
One through storms still sailing;
The other drowned in hate.

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