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Rusty Broadspear

Not wanting to cause confusion

Even in the simplest form of man,

We all practice exception and exclusion,

Not purposefully and not to plan.

We make deliberate omission

To affect the man in no man's land.

We practice ostracism

And dismiss it out of hand.

Minority view can be total taboo,

The result is discrimination.

Join the throng, don't let it be you

For fear of eradication.

We are deft and slick at segregation

We are subtle, scheming and sly,

Banning without consideration

Because they won't comply.

With intelligence comes intolerance,

We can make a man betrayed, afraid.

And we afflict such basic affronts,

While building a mind barricade.

Prejudice, expulsion and exploitation

Hide behind principle, honour and moral tone.

Apartheid, quarantine, extermination.

You'd better comply or die alone.

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