All we've done is provide them
With food and mindless entertainment;
They easily renounced their liberty.
Hence deprived of will of their own.
Lobotomised, forced into docility,
They were turned
into obsequious slaves.

We've taciltly accepted
this preposterous situation
In the name of that
accursed social cohesion.
Now they will tolerate no subvertion.

Retaliation is out of the question.

They've insidiously concealed the truth.
Ostensibly in the cause of Equality:
We've been coaxed into lethal apathy,
Desperately clinging to an abject safety.

Loathing our predicament
in this inimical world.
Stultfied, we are unable to regain
our blighted hopes.

We ve taciltly accepted
this preposterous situation.
In the name of that
accursed social cohesion.
Now they will tolerate no subvertion.

Retaliation is out of the question.


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    General CommentPanem et circenses translates to 'Bread and circuses' and comes from the roman metaphor for selling your political vote in favour of something trivial.

    It looks like the first verse is written from the point of view of a government but then changes to the population's point of view for the rest.
    Citizen #9on January 17, 2009   Link

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