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I am recognisably human.

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste

And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Humanity is a luxury.

Human power struggles enable the privileged to distance themselves from suffering and loss and to revel in their empathetic humanity.

“It is all so, so, so sad, such an awful affair, don’t you agree?”

A grim game, I grant you.

I am the Devil’s advocate.