|4 Because the second Pillar says it all, being a clear statement of that same Golden Rule: aHe who has the gold makes the rules.
5 And truly, there were few who needed any additional explanation of the Twin Pillars of the Way,
6 Because they were starting to learn the Way of Harry.
CHAPTER 201 Every once in a long while, Harry did the one about bhistory,
2 Which usually there was no need for,
3 Because not many of the Great New Generation knew anything about history,
4 At all,
5 But from time to time there would be a wiseacre,
6 Who talked about the chistorical imperative of the masses,
7 Or some excrement like that,
8 So that Harry had to set him straight,
9 Which he did in these words, saying,
10 There is only one historical imperative of the masses,
11 Which is their imperative to dget it in the neck,
12 From every Tom, Dick, and Harry that comes along,
14 Which they always do,
15 eBecause they are willing to believe anything,
16 No matter how finane,
17 And every time someone promises them something, they believe him,
18 And think that this time it will be different,
19 gBut it never is.
||20 I say to you, show me some masses,
21 hAnd I will show you a bunch of losers,
22 iWho have already gotten it in the neck from somebody,
23 Maybe several times,
24 And who have already believed in a whole bunch of inane lies,
25 Not to mention a whole bunch of meaningless ideals,
26 jAnd who are still on the bottom looking up,
27 Without a clue.
28 And I don't care what name you give your ideals,
29 You can't save the masses with them,
30 Because the masses are as changeless and pointless as the canned klaugh track of a TV sitcom,
31 And we've already reached the last lcommercial anyway,
32 Which means that the great mtragic comedy called history is about to go off the air,
33 And there is no more time for new turns on old jokes like ndemocracy, oequality, and human dignity.
34 In fact, there's only time for one more twist on the oldest joke of all,
35 Which has to do with ppointed sticks,
36 And how they qgrew,
37 While the rapes who made them grew not at all.
CHAPTER 211 And so it happened that Harry and his followers planted the seeds of the Way,
2 Wherever they went,