democracy at least enables change of government
without a smash of life of thing

when we vote we own the result
we choice the politicians we choice the consequences

if a cornered state has to make some nasty act which angers many citizens
and if these tumult people do not believe they own
and if the politicians fail to salve the anger

opinion may coagulate about some other means
to reparate the state
like revolution revolt or coup d'etat

this is risk destruction
like when a rag hysteria incites a pride of fools
lit to shrieking fear to lynch a children's doctor

so politicians flurried when forty percent ignored last year's election
a state civilised must pre-empt non-ownership of hard choice

our courts are not elected
but we can meter consent by black box counting voluntary attendance
which is why the only one percent of defended civil money ruts
is so risk

this demonstrated lack of consent to be judged
risks something unpredicted coagulating anger
into violent attack on justice democracy stability

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Dylan Harris

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