The puppet on the right marches the decisive march of blatancy,

It hits you with the hard facts,

The real issues,

'

The puppet on the left dances the graceful dance of equivocation,

It plays to your morality,

Your sense of right,

'

The puppet on the right is ignorant and uncaring,

It doesn't care who it tramples in its scramble,

The victimised minorities,

'

The puppet on the left sings a song of unity,

It pledges a vision of the future,

An inclusive society,

'

The puppet on the right unleashes rallying cries of the strong,

It foresees vast armies of priceless equipment,

Unvanquishable defence,

'

The puppet on the left promises an end to tyranny,

An end to the rising police state,

A nation free of surveillance,

'

The puppet on the right promises order out of chaos,

The puppet on the left promises freedom out of slavery,

'

The man holding the puppets goes unseen,

His right hand dancing gracefully,

His left hand marching decisively,

It matters not to him,

For either puppet moves to the beat of his own drum.