Idiot in Idiom

“We have to be ‘whiter than white'”, saith The West

And that’s your problem, right there, pal
For what twisted idiot,
In imperial idiom speaks
Such squeaky gleams
To seem more righteous than the rest
Withal endowed as blackened blots?

But Onward Christian Soldiers…
Out damned spot!
Oh, Hell is murky!
Is it not,
When the Establishment protects its perfect thugs

And the self-deceiving heart,
Projecting outward on its axe
With pax of poisoned blood,
Makes of Hypocrisy, an Art?

 

Origin of this idiom: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones and of all uncleanness.” – Matthew 23: 27

[Admiral Lord West: “We have to be whiter than white”]

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