A manichean, binary, mindset,
the cold war rivalry then, and still now.
Its dominance giving cause for regret.
Its usurping of peace, should disavow.
So deep set, as a permanence, engrained,
the other the eternal enemy.
Attribute of a certainty attained.
Those in doubt of it, lack integrity;
the necessary patriotism,
and understanding of the obvious.
But it’s really an anachronism.
To justify own system, its purpose.
Deemed to be necessary, tribally.
Our rulers or ‘them’. False choice, binary.