A Nation Chose It's Side
A Vote that Justifies
Corruption, Deceit, Torture

Blind Faith in Selfish Leaders
Whose Only Religion is Greed
Imposing (their) Beliefs on the World
Perverted Picture of Democracy

Trade Your Freedom
For the Illusion of Safety
Is it so Much Easier to Bow?
In a State of Control

This Tendency to Trust in
What Controls You
Has Left Your Nation Paralyzed

Trade Your Freedom
A Constant Climate of Fear
Maintained by the Power Hungry

The Abolition of Free Will
A Divided People's Truth
Isolated from the Eyes of the World

The Ministry of Thought
Blessing or Curse?

What a Choice to Make
What a Signal to Send to the World


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    General CommentThe dark side of the democracy and the culture of the fear.
    yippekayon April 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe reference to George Orwell's novel "1984" ("Ministry of Thought") makes it quite obvious. Like yippekay implied, this is about the misuse of the idea of "democracy" in order to achieve dictatorship akin to fascism.
    Sushimitzuon August 11, 2011   Link

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