"before we try to shake down the temple ..."
"those who would rejoice ..."
"An allegiance to..."
Naiveté vice, strength and weakness. Affording sustenance to the cruel illusion of could, can, will. Aspirational notions push past - hollow enunciations of practicality in conflict with reality. Ambrosial lies of supremacy obscure common ground as haughty inebriation propels the assembled towards the cathedra - to be seated - as wanton blindness …