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Why we hung him…

We hung him on a stake
To show them what we needed them to see he was:
A threat to their long-standing traditions and institutions;
A threat to their long-held ways of thinking and doing;
A threat to their society, a stain on their society.

We hung him on a stake
Because we saw that he threatened
Our positions of authority as guardians
Of this system of things, this status quo;
Because he heralded a change that would
Render our institutions, regulations and
Rules unneeded, and just as soon
Render us unneeded too.

Disclaimer

This is a work of fiction.

By Chetam

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