"There's a lion in the road, there's a demon escaped,
There's a million dreams gone,
there's a landscape being raped ..."
"Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees
while the law looks the other way."
"The truth was obscure, too profound and too pure,
to live it you had to explode.
"In that last hour of need, we entirely agreed,
sacrifice was the code of the road.
I left town at dawn, with Marcel and St. John,
strong men belittled by doubt."
People get addicted to what makes them happy (gives them a thrill, buzz or they think it makes them happy not knowing an alternative): despots, social workers, heroin addicts, alcoholics, do-gooders, sadists, masochists, paedophiles, political idealists, anti-socials, etc, etc.
Self-sacrifice (Jesus Christ)
Deterrents (violence, intimidation, hubris etc.)