Poetry – Democracy/Autocracy

Democracy/Autocracy

There’s a battle going down

                For the best way to control us.

To brainwash us through the media

                Or throw us off the bus.

Democracy,

                Flawed

                                But with

                                                Checks and laws.

Autocracy,

                Oppression

                                And control

                                                With vicious claws.

At least in democracy

                We have some say.

In a totalitarian country

                There’s no way.

Propaganda

                Secret Police

                                The despot’s tools.

Freedom

                Of speech

                                In streets and schools.

If only we had true democracy

                With an unbiased media

And no politician’s lies,

                No spin, no tricks

No self-serving fools

                Or clowns in populist guise.

Until then we’ll just make do.

We can vote them out and renew.

Opher – 21.3.2022

There’s a battle between democracies and autocracies!

Democracies are bad enough – what with spin and lies, propaganda and brainwashing, the population is pulled from pillar to post by the shady characters behind the scene. What with lobbying, corruption, threats and bungs our political system is despicable.

But is I have to choose between this and the brutal repression and loathsome secret police I know which is the lesser of two evils.

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