Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.
Scratch a utopia, find an asylum.
Scratch a Representative Democracy,
find everything at once.
Scratch a Democratic Republic,
Find a never-ending tug o’ war.
Scratch a fascist, find a coward.
Scratch an asylum, find a lifeboat.
Scratch a Socialist anything,
find a colorful mess.
Scratch a Communist anything,
find a bleak and somber mess.
Scratch a coward, everybody laughs.
Scratch a lifeboat, everybody drowns.
Scratch a Committee of Consultants,
Find out what happened to all your money.
Scratch every “ism”
As soon as you possibly can.