Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shopping 4 A Dictator

                                             I want a dictator for my country
Oh come on, dictatorship is not that bad
(if you elect the right 'dictator')
Someone who is willing to rule for one term only
(one term is all that is required)
It is guaranteed that majority will not want a second term for that person.

I want a dictator for my country
One who has integrity and is willing to let heads roll (not literally!)
When things are not done the way they should
Such a person must be surrounded by like-minded people
A dictator who can manage my people well without stretching the truth too much
(I know I am asking to be lied to but isn't lying part of the game of politics? Name one truthful politician)

Should you be willing to be elected
Know this,
I am not shopping for a saint (they are of the limited variety)
The head I am searching for must be willing to carry grey hairs,
Use an almost military style of rule,
Be willing to bear
Insults that fly from all corners,
Satire of sayings
Caricatured images
Almost-successful-assassination attempts,
Coup d'tats will be stumped
Your family will not be spared.
Nepotism will not be tolerated

One who will implement feasible ideas with the long haul in mind
One who says and no one dare counters
Cos I thought about this and came to this,
Dictatorship will be good for my country; for awhile anyway.
National service will consist of six months military training
To instill discipline in everyone.
Then six months industrial internship.
See what that will accomplish
I know one such person who would have made a fine dictator
Alas! he is dead
Before he died he did much for my country
Yet in exile he dead.
Should you be willing to take on this role
Know that such death is what awaits you.
This is not for the faint-of-heart.
Any takers?

NB: So which one did we finally settle on, Founder's Day or Founders' Day?


Think-About-It said...

I'd vote for a dictator.
He/she just has to show me on paper, the vision and timeline to achieve it.
If it's a good vision, dictate away and get it done.
Developing countries need it just as much as start-up companies do.

Aba T said...

Thank you, Think-About-It. Looks like i am not the only one who thinks that.