Although cockroaches are easily understood as being something to be squashed under foot, kittens are not and indeed in many societies it is just reverse.
To take full advantage, I would direct you to George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, which is a classic fable about propaganda in the rise of Soviet communism, an ideal which, at the time, many forward-thinking, liberal people embraced.
While nosing her chicks to the pond behind Farmer Brown’s stately grey slate mansion, Mother Hen considered her son’s statement and wondered where he could have learned so much about political economics.
This promotes the winner/loser power dynamic which has been endemic in Western society for millennia.
For this historic moment, let’s take our inspiration from The Sun Rising, yet another of Donne’s famous poems celebrating changing tides of time.