people like you
if the world were run by people like you
what a better place it would be:
sane and productive and fearless
honest and simple and free.
but people like you are too damn smart
to get suckered into the job;
you know that to run this dirty world
you must cheat and lie and rob;
you must shake hands with monsters and sell your soul,
you must sow trouble and reap strife…
so you leave it to madmen to run the world
while you get on with your life.
— sep 2008
— GPL Sep 2008 D. A. Clarke