A tyrant. How could such a churlish and uneducated man seize power? By deceit. By corrupting everything that would've faced him, by making alliances with other phoney intellectuals, by fooling the easily manipulated mass with masquerade and volatile rewards. By reinventing the mob. Poor and uneducated. The former and the latter were the only ones in the country. We all ended up hating somebody. The bullet, that small thing that cracked his skull open, will get lost in history. I keep the barrel. Let the slaughter begin.
(Translated by Andra Daiana Păuna / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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