𝐀 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐎𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲
We ancient Greeks invented this? — not so!”
The wise Athenian, he shakes his head:
“It seems your sense of the absurd has fled —
This wasn’t what we had so long ago!
Not even close! One draws a lengthy bow
To say that it resembles ours. Well-read
Free-thinking men cast votes — we thus were led
By men of note. The lowest of the low
Your fake “democracy” brings to the fore.
You give the vote to all, then wonder why
Fools are elected and your freedoms die.
God help you when the stronger states wage war.
Two thousand years and more have now gone by —
Some things don’t change — a lie is still a lie.”
— D.N. O’Brien