The peculiar psychology of the German leaders and their utter failure to appreciate the mentality of other peoples has again led them into blunders, this time over the Austrian situation, so that once more they find themselves isolated from the rest of Europe.
The bad boy of Europe, He stands in dire disgrace, Crying too loud his innocence While guilt grins from his face. The gangster and the racketeer Earth's honest folk disown, And the bad boy of Europe He walks his way alone. In cynical dishonor The world is not yet lost, As the dull boy of Europe Discovers to his cost. Something is let to decency, And something of fair play, As the shameless boy of Europe Learns, to his vague dismay. Tho' nations yet be governed By chiefs too worldly-wise, There runs an unclean pathway From which men turn their eyes. Defined by laws unwritten, There yet remians The Code; But the bad boy of Europe Treads the forbidden road. Never, 'mid Christian nations, Shall might be counted right; And murder stays foul murder Ever in just men's sight. The wide world shall disown them Who own that guilt-stained crew Whose acts belie their mouthings; Whose mouthings ring untrue.
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