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Democracy, the Fat One cried –
It’s ours, you lot haven’t a clue!
We’re big, we’re the best, your way is all lies,
For only OUR vision is true.

Democracy! The Fat One yelled –
We’ve worked on it ever so hard !
We’re gonna make sure our democracy stays,
And we’ll start by controlling our back yard.

First we’ll begin by stealing all your gold,
So OUR lifestyle stays pleasantly high;
Then we’ll manipulate, cheat, to maintain a firm hold
Until your hope will eventually die.

Then we’ll seek power, because you are all fools,
And not to be trusted with dreams:
We’ll find the depraved and use them as tools
And block off our ears to your screams.

Now one day you’ll rise and the monsters will go,
And this rebirth will be a new dawn –
We’ll stifle your trade, watch your despair grow,
And undermine you with our scorn.

Oh! The Fat One is best, our democracy’s strong,
We’re Masters, for that is our Fate!
You’re way out of line, your ideas are all wrong,
Let us substitute misery and hate.

For this is the price that you have to pay
To maintain OUR greatest ideal:
Democracy’s easy when done our strange way –
Just trample on others and steal!

July 00

Although this poem was written about the USA (undermining South American countries but also Arab nations) it could equally as well have been written about most Western states.

Democracy is bought by undermining other countries in order to maintain economic wealth.

  1. Suck out all the resources from a nation until an independence movement starts fighting back
  2. Instal a puppet or proxy government of fairly monstrous people.
  3. When the independence movement finally regains control of its own country, undermine the economy and then mock and undermine the nation.

Perhaps when we start giving some sort of voting rights or a say in how our nations are run (because powerful nations affect weaker nations) to individuals in OTHER nations then we can truly say that we live in democracies.

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By me Mon Jul 23rd 2012 at 1:31 am  

Australia FTW!

By admin Tue Jul 24th 2012 at 6:01 am  

Hmmm – not sure how to take this. Sarcasm, Australia For The Win?

By Leticia nyabate Fri Mar 9th 2012 at 7:08 am  

I love the poem! It extensively reflects how we in the sub-saharan Africa haven’t achieved full sovereignty! Moreover our democracy hasn’t seen adequate economical, social and political development. It has turned out to be the dictatorship by the majority who are always feeding their selfish interests. And the whites left us empty and desolate after stealing from us.they thus owe us proximately!It’s time they leave us alone to develop policies favorable to us and give us back what they stole from us.

By simon yel Wed Dec 14th 2011 at 1:54 pm  

it is quite surprising for some body like me who came fom last world[Africa] who is known of dictatorship and die in power to this true and real democracy from democracy god father [west] I should advice my leaders through out continent to take it not for for granted because they cheated us to rig the votes during elections and pretend that they won victory .

By admin Thu Dec 15th 2011 at 1:01 pm  

Some of those dictators were supported by the West because it served the West’s political ends e.g. Mubarak in Egypt, Sankoh in Sierra Leone, Abacha in oil-rich Nigeria (he ordered the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa ). For a list of dictators supported by the ‘freedom loving’ USA (so long as it’s their freedom) you can start here.

By Lily Sun Jun 19th 2011 at 8:14 am  

It was nice. Quiet surprisin’ to me as I come from a Second World country like India. Thought that the Western democracy was way better.

By admin Tue Jun 21st 2011 at 8:55 am  

Our history is one of exploitation. Our democracy has been bought by creating buffer states between us and whatever enemy we currently have. It used to be communism, now it’s terrorism. The buffer states would have have puppet leaders or dictators.
Or we’d support dictators in order to maintain the flow of oil or other commodities to our democracies, and never mind the lack of democracy in those places.

By tom Wed Feb 23rd 2011 at 1:49 pm  

LOLI liked it, it was funny because it’s true, But this whole site needs info on the peices!

By nicholas muthama Fri Jan 29th 2010 at 8:55 am  

the fact that i live in a third world country and the knowledge i have frm the history of my nation i can completely come into terms with the sublect matter of the whole poem. colonization gave the so called great nations the power they yield. they took advantage of our primitivity and they pretend to come to our rescue.

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