But in the spotlight he must seem right
Wrong with good intentions, telling the truth without justice
Better evil with good intentions to stop the levee bustage
The boy in the spotlight needed to maintain an image while there, so he couldn’t go around hitting the boy in the corner.
DL heavily suggests but doesn’t directly suggest contemplating, “which is better, to do wrong with good intentions, or to do good with wrong intentions?”
The boy in the corner has committed the former, revealing true secrets with no discrepancy. Detroit compares this flood of information without any resistance to levees breaking, like when a hurricane hits.
The boy in the spotlight likely should have committed the latter. Although bullying is considered awful, physical abuse would have at least gotten the boy in the corner the interest he required.
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