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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XXXIII and XXXIV

IF ever I had a country : XXXIII - XXXIV

				XXXIII

IF ever I had a country
And if ever by hook or by crook I were the Secretary of HEW and Culture
I'd make it compulsory for any being who wishes to run for office
To first undergo psychologcal tests to prove (s)he's sufficiently mature
Pass televised Public Examinations on Constitutional Law Logic Economics and Political Philosophy for the novice
In short, revive some sort of the old Confucian Mandarinate system of competitive torture
That is, if ever by hook or by crook I were the Secretary of HEW and Culture
And even if I never ever had no country to torture

				XXXIV

IF ever I had a country
And if ever by hook or by crook I were the Imperial State Counsellor
I'd advise the King PM or President to put political aspirants under psychiatric surveillance
For it's most surprising that those who have more or less no vestige of culture would wish to be other peoples' manager
Furthermore, I'd insist that once elected they take the Oath of Anonymity and Silence
And watch how long they would then want to hold on to their power
That is, if ever by hook or by crook I were the Imperial State Counsellor
And even if I never ever had no country to empower

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 15, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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