Saturday, October 05, 2013

The Solution

RTE must have read this poem Bertolt Brecht wrote after  the East Berlin rising in 1953. He makes the ironic suggestion that the Communist regime should dismiss the people and appoint a new one, which RTE would love to do anyway...
The Solution
 After the uprising of June 17th
The Secretary of the Authors' Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Which said that the people
Had forfeited the government's confidence
And could only win it back
By redoubled labour. 
Wouldn't it
Be simpler in that case if the government
Dissolved the people and
Elected another?

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