all right

Occasionally adding corroborative details to add verisimilitude to otherwise bald and unconvincing,
but veridicous accounts
with careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination.

05 May, 2013

Rise and Fall

O homines ad servitutem paratos!

Whilst technology
improves, our political
quality decays

as far too many
politicians are fawning,
incompetent knaves.

Those bootlickers are
wasting the chance to create
wise, just, golden days;

they’re worse than those whom
Tiberius described as
“prepared to be slaves”.*

UPDATE (6 May):

Nat lupus inter oves

Of course, the voters
are not without blame for each
ill-considered choice

of one more lupine 
demagogue who bleats with a
feigned liberal voice;

, ovine folk
who want to be led are the
easiest to fool.

I want no leader;
our representatives should
represent, not rule.

*  Tacitus, Annales, III, 65.
†  Ovid, Metamophoses, I. 304.

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