Monday, August 30, 2021

Driven by Ideals

Anyone who wishes to rule,
Has to learn to manipulate,
Bend people to achieve his goals,
Make them listen to what he says!

The motivation that people need,
Is best achieved by pandering,
To their fears and baser needs,
But packaged as loftier things!

Nothing works like carrot and stick,
Our basic nature hasn't changed,
What  changes are stated ideals,
The motives need good packaging!

Single minded pursuits are good,
Forsake all for power and  profit,
But since that is not very noble,
You need Vision Mission statements!

The horse that is drawing the cart,
Needs to feel it is important,
While it tugs and heaves and gives its all,
The leader plays patriotic songs!

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