And now Pakistan. A democratic revolution of lawyers and judges. Q&A: Pakistan's Political Crisis, BBC News Online, Nov. 11, 2007 ("Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry - ousted on the same day that Gen Musharraf declared emergency rule - has proven a thorn in his side with a number of judgements against the government. . . . He and other judges and lawyers have proved a focal point for opposition to Gen Musharraf and say his declaration of emergency rule is illegal.")
The Flag goes with the foul landscape, and our jargon muffles the drum.
In great centers we shall aliment the most cynical prostitution, and massacre logical revolts.
In spicy and drenched lands!—at the service of monstrous exploitations, either industrial or military.
Farewell here, no matter where. Conscripts of good will, ours will be a ferocious philosophy, ignorant as to science, rabid for comfort; and let the rest of the world croak.
That’s the system. Let’s get going!
Arthur Rimbaud, Democracy, in New Directions (Louise Varèse, trans.) reprinted in Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine: Selected Verse and Prose Poems 226 (Joseph M. Bernstein, ed., Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1947).