Friday, December 10, 2010

Just a thought

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.
Albert Camus


  1. And a strange take on welfare tyrants have!

  2. 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

  3. Jams,
    a very strange take.

    thank you for that.
    A good one.