Juniperro Serra

Juniperro Serra built a mission on the shores of San Francisco Bay
One of a band of brownrobe brigands that gave the city it's name
The Ohlone were a people who required no conversion but they got it just the same
Terrified by Franciscan eyes and subjugated into the grave

Some transgressions require no confession
because some murder is divine
Genocide can be a righteous franchise
when deployed by the Right
If Hitler'd been a Catholic
would he be cast in plaster?
Seems like what's good for God
must be good for all

And that's the way a saint is made.

On the backs of the people from who California was robbed
They built an empire for Spain and God
And when their backs were broken, no longer useful
They buried Ohlone bodies in holes outside adobe walls.

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