Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. – Plato
A system that assumes that the majority,
Regardless of their current mental state,
Will vote for men and women with authority
To guide a nation to a better fate.
It seems to work while in its early stages,
Before the mob supplants the civilized,
Then greed demands less work but higher wages,
And handouts, bribes and circuses are prized.
Now race and youth and fairer sex are courted
By one side, while the other takes what’s left.
With unity and integration thwarted;
The state into two warring sides is cleft.
Before long half the country is on welfare;
The other half is picking up the bill.
The warnings are ignored, and pollies don’t care,
For most of them are sucking at the swill.
By now the biggest industry is suing;
The injured and offended clog the courts.
With dollars in their bank accounts accruing;
The country is awash with schemes and rorts.
Vote buying’s in full swing, the debt is soaring;
Decay is now the overwhelming smell.
From ivory towers the privileged ignoring
That with the plebs they’ll soon end up in hell.
From there it’s all downhill as nothing delays
The final and inevitable crunch,
When people are reminded there is always
A price to pay for having a free lunch.