The welfare of the people in particular
has always been the alibi of tyrants,
and it provides the further advantage
of giving the servants of tyranny
a good conscience.
And a strange take on welfare tyrants have!
Epitaph on a Tyrant by W. H. Auden (1939)Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;He knew human folly like the back of his hand,And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,And when he cried the little children died in the streets
Jams,a very strange take.Francis,thank you for that. A good one.