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With the government they disagree.
They are dangerous — man can’t you see?
They won’t do as they’re told!
They are far, far too bold!
Is it wise to let such fools run free?
They must be confined for their own good.
They’re a threat to the whole neighbourhood!
They must be forced to stay
In a camp far away —
Felling trees, mining coal, chopping wood.
I believe that it’s been done before,
To reactionaries who broke the law.
The new rules they must learn,
Else don’t let them return;
They’ll be prisoners — prisoners of war.
— D.N. O’Brien