Hubris, What Hubris?
The Man is here to face his critics;
His lips are thinner, His face more pinched
But He is the same Man who acted in good faith
What seems like centuries ago
When so many people were alive
Who no longer walk the Earth.
At least, He tells us, with no hint of irony
The evil dictator is vanquished,
For which He can have no regrets
Because He acted in good faith.
And now, turning to His accusers,
Those who would have us believe He has blood on his hands,
He squeezes his voice tight, narrows his eyes,
And vows to His countrymen that He never lied,
Says His honesty is beyond question and here’s the proof –
He would do the same again if time could so be turned.
Then the people know it’s true He never lied
Then the people know that He did act in good faith,
Enabling millions of others to act in their own good faith.
No, He did not lie, the people say, He was only being straight,
As they recall the words of wise men that ‘character is fate’.