Marion Schneider

Misuse of Power

Unhinging the World
How terrible
when the powerful break the law,
unhinging the world,
spreading fear and terror
as laws no longer apply.
How dangerous
when the powerful believe
that the law can be broken
thus
devaluing law.
How unspeakable
when the powerful order
laws to be broken,
transforming others
into lawbreakers beyond redemption.
How subversive
when the powerful use power
to break the law,
preparing the ground for terror,
a constant danger to our lives.
How hypocritical
when the powerful who break the laws
accuse others
of this very same crime,
worse still
punish them with death.
This is how world
becomes unhinged.