The Stalins

Stalin ain’t my darlin’ 
‘Cos his moral contradictions 
Transgress all the interdictions 
That the means must be consistent 
With the ends 
I am insistent 
It was Martin Luther King 
Who said it clearly
It’s a thing that is immutable 
It’s completely indisputable 
Despite it being rarer 
Than a shame-faced Tony Blair-er 
Because you cannot found democracy 
On demonstrable hypocrisy 
You cannot stop the wart on Terry 
With a terrorist conspira-sary
It’s like making up new words 
Just to make the poem scan 
Although neologisms rarely kill 
The numbers that the Stalins can.

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