deponti (deponti) wrote,
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On choosing leaders

I found this poem so very topical now (5th Nov '20)

Choose your leaders with
wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward
is to be controlled by
all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool
is to be led by
the opportunists who
control the fool.
To be led by a thief
is to offer up your
most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar
is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant
is to sell yourself and those you love
into slavery.
(Octavia Butler)
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