they removed the heart
of their homeland
by aligning with conformist hate

hate of all who disagreed
with their twisted views,
hate of what had made it great

rationality was left behind,
as was freedom of speech–
those who dared, even once, to speak up–
roughly thrown out of the gate

it was an evil system created to destroy
the heart of a people once free–
now, like lemmings, they march into the death machine,
while those still living watch and wait