Democracy has every right.

Imagine a world without corruption, faithless amoral politicians and self-serving factionapathics

A world free of me-bugger-the-people for a personal power quests because that’s whats in my sight

Imagine no corporate economic leaches, no wealth demonics vandals

An un-sharing and uncaring lot, who take and take

Gives nothing back and asks for more, just because its there,

A lot who are fair trade bandits, conspire to seek unmerited advantage

Branding all those critics unpatriotic, terrorists and criminals who wish to usurp our rights

Imagine a world of a-fair-go legislation becoming policy for everyone, as their very own democratic right

A world where wiki-peeks are made redundant

And the media aspire to become ethical proof in any spotlight

Image a world where each soul counts and each person matters

Image a world where we-the-people pay homage to the poor, dispossessed and unemployed

A world using its resources ,to make a better brighter stronger place or all, no matter what their pleight

Image a world where countries no longer persecuting it’s own, those critical but justified

Image a political system free of personal agenda ‘s and other dark designs

A world full of supportive actions to give, not receive or take

Image a world of genuine well intentioned morals actions, worthily and apposite

A world so vigorous that Guy Fawkes interventions become a redundant and unwanted blight

Image a world: for-the-people, with-the-people and about-the-people

A world where everyone has at least 10 or more individual rights

My kingdom for a compassionate and mercy centred legislator

One moral, principled, fair, decent and justly right

Alas the quest impossible, but still a noble passion

And such a goal to seek with all our individual might

Imagine the elation, enchantment, satisfaction and delight

If it ever went that right

One bathed in human rights and kindness

Magnificent and one to espy.

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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Selfishness, greed, ignorance, unkindness, and all the other nasties of our age are not dependent upon a political "system" or philosophy.

They are animal instincts which arise in the face of fear, doubt and uncertainty.

If we want to dispel them, we need to work...... using the human ability to think "beyond the square" and devise solutions.....no good just waiting for it to happen.


Ausseye 4 years ago Author

Hi jonnycomelately: Thanks for the visit and making a valid point, we do need to square things about. But do you think that selfish political ambition and corporate greed has nothing to do with our social state? Try Syria for human rights at this very moment, or is that just a rotten bunch of terrorist tugs questioning their countries politics. Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Ida Armin and so many many more shall I go on, were real and influential individuals who had a hand in the fate of many innocent people. The mental demographics of people in positions of political and corporate power is definitely skewed towards the “cold” brain side. Humanity was never a big point in Vlad The Impalor's considerations of local justice. Yes you are right in points that we collectively are responsible but power has some influence and authority. McCarthy had his say in the full spotlight of democracy. Yes we need a better political and social system that discriminates against “cold “ brained people because they offer less prospects for a better humanity. And we should never, never blame a victim for being a victim, it’s a bit unstreetly.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Democracy or autocracy, fact is -

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts ...

Down here criminals have more rights than law-abiding citizens. There are flaws in all systems.

Thought-provoking hub! Thanks Ausseye!

In my search for above quote - to double check - I found this interesting article ~ http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/absolute-power-...


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Ausseye, thanks for what you have instigated in this Hub and for your reply to my earlier post. I was hoping more would respond, before making any more comments, but here goes:

" Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Ida Armin and so many many more shall I go on, were real and influential individuals who had a hand in the fate of many innocent people."

Don't you think each and every one of the above individuals had their backers? Many many people supported those tyrants. People whom you and I would have thought reasonable, average, next-door-neighbour types that we would have been happy sharing a beer with, or chat with over the garden fence.

Tyrants do not get there through acting alone. They are mostly cowardly individuals at heart. They need a fence of people around them to get any sense of security. Consequently, when the tyrant first comes close to power, he/she immediately sets about eliminating any credible opposition. The intelligentsia are the first to be killed. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, anyone who can think for themselves - beyond the square! The tyrant needs less-thinking people who will run with the crowd.

Idi Amin was a classical example of this. An unintelligent person himself, he was nevertheless a crafty and scheming man. He loved the freedom of being "in power," and he used the cultural trends of his country fellows. There was at that time, probably still is, a tendency to look up to the big, fat, "successful" leader as "Bwana Mkubwa,: Big Man. The democratic structure of the Westminster System did not suit very well in that culture.

Today, in Australia we see politicians, who want the glamour of power and attention, manipulating the media for their own ends. They don't have to do it alone..... there are many unthinking, mistaken individuals, who cannot or will not look honestly at alternative ways of thinking; they will easily climb onto the bandwagon and support the budding tyrant. Of course, you also have other intelligent people vying for the top position, but keeping a low profile to support the tyrant for the time being. Watch out for them! Just hope that your Democratic Rights will save you in the end!

I ramble on, must wait for responses.


Ausseye 4 years ago Author

Hi Johnnycome lately: What a great piece, much better than the hub. Love the chance to see such a strong and bold piece of writing...love your work and words. The hub was just a chance to rid myself of a little frustration and poems are meant to flow emotion not well honed logic, which you so skillfully point out....I understand your response and applaud it.

It was just a poem of frustration around these issues:

1. Passing of legislation allowing off-shore processing of boat people who will undoubtedly suffer much mental anguish.

2.Pol Pot’s sister in law’s legal case, where she is accused of being a murdering sardonic thug being suspended because she is suffering dementia. Her victims must feel great about her care, just as she must have had great care and concern for her victims welfare.

3. Story of an Afghanistan social worker wanting to flee (a boat being most likely) while he told a story of how women are commonly expected to go into a room by themselves and give birth silently, male dominance gone mad that leads to many deaths of both child and mother.

4. A lovely account of a father and daughters relationship, he and his wife being survivors of the Nazi death camps. For example when he went back to Birkenau at 80 he had reason to run erratically to some spot and his daughter shouted “ Dad don’t run, last time you were here you didn’t die this is not the time to it…….he dissolved in hysterics. Boy such a very loud strong laugh in the face of such devious and unethical events of the past.

5. Gina’s $2 a day call and my memory of Queenstown, Tullah and Jared Diamonds book ‘Collapse” with all its implications for Australia’s future.

6. Footage of the first flight taking boat people to Nauru.


Ausseye 4 years ago Author

Hi MartieCoetser: Thanks for sharing your thoughts and did ppreciate the link. We share a bold hope for a better world and future....hope we have a hand in making it happen


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Tkumah 4 years ago

All I can say is that only a world that does not need a star to worship and exalt above can have true democracy. I used to believe once that it is the leadership but no, it is the people themselves who reject equality for their need to exalt/sacrifice is greater.

Treat such people well and they walk all over you, that is the nature of the crowd.

It is not until those people suffer a common threat of life and death that.....


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Aussie,

And What a Wonderful World that would be. But in our so called real World, that just doesn't seem to be. But I do see hope for the Future...I see Brilliant minds still being born, with Ideas for all man kind to learn from. We're going to be ok...Hopefully you and I will see this come to light in our life time. Interesting, and Thought Provoking Hub, lots of Good Commentary here.

I now look forward to Following your Hubs. A warm Welcome to Hub Pages, we are like a "Family" of Writers here.


Ausseye 4 years ago Author

Hi b.Malin: Thanks for dropping by and adding your thoughts. You are so right, from bright minds comes hope for a brighter future. In our lifetime, or the next or the next is unimportant, it more than enough for it just to happen. You bring some astute thoughts to this hub and “make it better“, just like the song. Its seems we (like many spiders) are weaving our way towards just plain old humanity, good friend, old mate and someone worth knowing. Thanks for offering your empathy for a better more wholesome future.


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

I agree with marti,

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts ...

criminals have more rights than law-abiding citizens. There are flaws in all systems.

Criminals will always be criminals, holding back honest folk is well... it's a fuc*ing joke


Ausseye 4 years ago Author

Hi Goego: Thanks for the visit and comments. What can I say but yes the world is as we see it, and it can be as we will it, if , we persist in an ambitious plan to make the world a better place. Now this is where I get silly

With a BigWill we can, can those who abuse life and despoil our heritage, Nature.

We have a load of time before the BigRip to make the atoms align and right the wrongs

Become the BigWeeders who plague the wrong and nasty in nature to promote the right and caring

And make the BigEnd as we Will it!!

My Dream of right over wrong is out, in the full light of day, so we might and Will bring some sunshine to our lives along the path of Chi dreamt by that Chinese administrator some may centuries ago!!!

Gota stop before the BigRip makes the universe our permanent reality.


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

Such a world would be marvelous indeed


Ausseye 3 years ago Author

Could we cope with such a balanced world? I so hope so and as you say it would marvelous. Thanks for contributing to the thought of a better, wiser and more ideal world.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Ausseye......Very interesting points you addressed in this write....you ask

us to "Imagine "....WELL..I have a very creative mind and proud myself on my imagination..however..even on my best day I could not imagine how wonderful it would be if ALL these were ruled out.....ironic how all these " issues " are man made , having nothing to do with nature, as the earth was created..thought provoking article..thanks for the share....


Ausseye 3 years ago Author

Hi Kj

Your are a force in nature and I appreciate your visit. It's a moment in time we write of what if's and then we return to the force of our nature. Had a hand in building some of your FA18A's to give nature some airforce ( ha...) so yes I wonder about our nature and nurture. Thanks for leaving some interesting comments.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

what a strong shot in the arms of reality in words.. time changes and so does Democracy.. we fought once for freedom and now it seems as though we fight so Little Kim could grab her crotch and scream out the N word.. I dunno.. but nonetheless this was awesome


Ausseye 3 years ago Author

So very good to see you on this freedom hub and a passion shared about we the people. May justice win this poker round.

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