Man needs saving from so many things,

                                            But here are some of the things

                                            That theocratic Centrism

                                            Will endeavour to save him from:

                                            Democracy, Christianity, the State,

                                            Nationalism, internationalism, tribalism,

                                            Socialism, capitalism, materialism,

                                            Nature, marriage, sex, disease,

                                            Destitution, unemployment, poverty, despair,

                                            Dogs, cats, horses, ponies,

                                            Warships, bombs, guns, tanks,

                                            Clocks, watches, hammers, mallets,

                                            Skirts, dresses, high-heels, make-up,

                                            Overcoats, macks, ties, collars, lapels,

                                            Rhythms, harmonies, orchestras,

                                            Conductors, classical, romantic,

                                            Rock, punk, soul, funk,

                                            Academies, theatres, concert halls,

                                            Galleries, paintings, sculptures,

                                            Prisons, houses, churches, pubs,

                                            Graveyards, tombs, death,

                                            Cars, trucks, bicycles, mopeds,

                                            Coal, smoke, oil, tar,

                                            Alcohol, tobacco, pipes, cigars, cigarettes,

                                            Racing, gambling, speculating,

                                            Stock markets, stockbrokers, banks,

                                            Money, deposits, shares, and millionaires.

                                            Not a complete list by any stretch of

                                            The poetic imagination,

                                            But a slight indication

                                            Of what is probably still to come!