Suspicion and inquisition abound
with argument and counter-arguments flying free
as old moves are taken into account for new accusations
and moves yet to be made are scrutinised
with some found guilty before any crime
or tarred with the same brush
simply through fault of familiarisation or vicinity.
Yet the stakes are high with a win or lose condition,
no compromise or mercy given
for when one side wins the other loses everything.
The more vocal and loud voices
win support simply through belligerent bombastic
that shakes across the board
to uncover the traitors and liars hiding in silence
or to call them out into open confrontation;
their silence damning them
and their denial twice damning them
so that power is denied their way
through outmanoeuvres and bloc support
to block the revealed rivals.
Yet through such machinations and debate
there may be an annoyed cry
from misjudged liberty
'I'm not Fascist'!