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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLIV and XLV

IF ever I had a country : XLIV - XLV

			XLIV

IF ever I had a country even beyond this galaxy
And if ever I were by no stretch of the mind the very first - ever - educated Minister of Education
I'd install television cameras in every class-room and lecture hall so that the entire population
Whether always asleep born dead drugged or driven out of its mind by the " quality " of television
Can get an idea of the kind of authoritarian drilling to which our poor innocent children are subject to manipulation
And leave it to each dutiful parent to lynch or waylay the culprits to administer the appropriate correction
And this, if ever I were by no stretch of the mind the very first ever educated Minister of Education
And even if I never ever had even beyond this galaxy no country 

				XLV

If ever I had a country even beyond this galaxy
And if ever by no stretch of the mind I were the first ever educated Education Secretary
I'd make it a capital crime - the act of plundering student minds - of the first degree
Any teacher thesis director who steals the candidate's research y compris member of the viva jury
Who then publishes the same under his or her name en toute impunity
I'll have their plagiarised erudite works put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum and ban them from the profession for lacking pedigree
That is, if ever I were by no stretch of the mind the first ever educated Education Secretary
And even if I never ever had even beyond this galaxy no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris, August 1st, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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