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The western world has gone utterly mad
forgetting reason and history
to follow the new fangled fad
of giving every animal in the jungle equality

The gorilla-like man who's never read a book
has the same say as the learned scholar;
the foolish woman who has her children forsook
marks the same ballot as a devoted mother

Remembering the myriad crimes of tyrants,
so many embrace the opposite madness,
escaping from eons of withering heat
to chatter in a freezing, modern abyss

For as every American child knows,
no-one applies themselves
when no profit or distinction follows,
the same meal given to giants and elves

But this applies not just to communism
which was mostly veneer,
but far more in lands like here
where the barbaric dollar is king
and from every hillside commercials ring

Do the poor benefit from absolute democracy?
The rich control their votes
like puppets on strings,
playing to their ignorance with theatric hypocrisy

But never think I advocate
a return to rule by an aristocratic few,
a forsaking of liberal progress
to return to the worldview of some draconian date

No, the common folk should have a say,
every street-sweeper should some vote enjoy,
but tomorrow will be worse than today
should the reins of power continue everyman's toy

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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complicated, and more violent. It takes a lot of courage... and a touch of brilliance to move things in the other direction."

- Albert Einstein


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The following comments are for "Down With Democracy"
by drunkenmonkeymind

good to see you back
been a long time, drunkenmonkey. much enjoyed scratching the surface here, and finding compassion mixed with anger, anger at the way the poor and ignorant are kept poor and ignorant and exploited and manipulated by the powerful few... this isn't an anti-democracy poem, as such, but an anti-abuse-of-power poem... and it concludes wisely. hope to read more from you once again.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: February 13, 2008 )





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