Eclipsed by the devil from Trier
You made the invisible hand
He went through life with a sneer
And you were the mankind’s best friend.
Splashing venom that oozed from his liver
He stood Hegel’s junk on its head
He got fat producing his drivel
And made bastards on a flea-ridden bed.
Trading wars were not your desire
You wished nations to sail abreast
Wanted people to go ever higher
May your name forever be blessed.
Juggling data to fit his aspersions
He set off a flood of fake news
His religion brought a flock of conversions
And the world got a big nasty bruise.
Though he made you look sodden with evil
And he thought your consciousness false
It was him who brought the upheaval
Which took progress left of its course.
Wise and kind, unrefined, gentle sage
Much maligned by mankind, free of rage
Smart and rude, soaked in feud, waving fists
Why the crush for this brute still persists.
Your vision run into some trouble
And unreason is having a boon
His ideas will burst like a bubble
And freedom will shine like a moon.
Though he’s hoisted by some strange bedfellows
And people drink his bitter brew
You are listening to celestial cellos
And the future will give you your due.