Bread and circuses

Posted: May 24, 2008 in bermuda politics

In a week where on one hand the Premier announces a truly spectacular line-up for the Bermuda Music Festival and on the other stifles democratic debate, the words of the Roman poet Juvenal spring worryingly to mind:

… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man,
the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time
handed out military command, high civil office, legions – everything, now
restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things:
bread and circuses
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