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Dēmokratia Democracia

Date Written: November 4, 2017

When demos loses kratia

our Greek fathers shake,

their heads in disapproval

unbelieving two millennia,

myriads of wars and corpses

abused, burned, bombed,

imprisoned and enslaved,

did not suffice to effectively mutate,

a thought into a fact.


Establishing governments supposed

to ensure our rights,

cater for the enhancement

of the quality of our lives,

irrespective of gender, ethnicity,

religion, sexual inclinations,

but most of all identity,

personal fundamental beliefs.

The Universal right to think.


Impostors passing off

as modern democracies,

collectively self-labelled

the mighty Western World,

despite more than none are led

by recognised dictators we accept,

as they only harm their own

Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba

to mention just a few.


And though as humans

we can merely hope

for unity strive

to accomplish the utopia

respecting demos differences,

no one can condemn

members of society

exerting their right to speak,

express their thoughts and will.


If division is for some,

a plausible solution

it is not for who disagrees

to revoke democracia,

gaol ideas by incarcerating bodies

fundamentals of authoritarianism,

as Madrid calls for European

arrest warrants for perpetrators of ideas

of independence I recall


famous words from the past.

"Ideas are far more powerful than guns.

We would not let our enemies have guns,

why should we let them have ideas?"

Yours faithfully, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin.


[Featured image: 'Defend Democracy in Spain' published by the Communist Party of Great Britain, 1936]

2 comments on “Dēmokratia Democracia”

  1. comnpkpillai     November 4, 2017

    Division by nationalism.
    No one knows how far democracy could go to make effective
    in the name oppression.
    Dualism in democracy tear apart the nations.
    However There is need for settled.

  2. aurorakastanias     November 4, 2017

    Thank you for reading and expressing your view. It is much appreciated!

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