Only in our days are comparisons both positive and superfluous
Democracy measured by rights(like activists) disappeared
Truth measured via faith meters and PAC donations
Opinions touted via media spokespersons/commentators
Prisons bulge with non-violent offenders/alternatives ignored
Water stolen from Palestinians/walled compounding prisons
Shooting civilians in a barrel in Homs/Syria/Iraq/Iran
Law used as a way to crush any divergence or dissidents
Think tanks with inbuilt right wing bias/excluding dissent
Waterboarding,TASERing,torturing paid for via our taxes
Now it is legal to jail Americans without trial indefinitely
Government waves the magic "terrorist"wand and POOF! you disappear
This litany has been redacted because you know the names of those responsible..
The only question left is..what will you do next?