Thursday, November 17, 2016


New caretakers of the Republic came. The dam fell into disrepair. A breach occurred. Then another and another. The dam was patched after each and it held.

New caretakers made changes in the structure of the dam which had been built with care by the wise men. The dam face was lowered. The drain pipes in the spillway were removed. The dam was patched with riff-raff in place of rip-rap. The dam holding back democracy's raging waters was dangerously weakened.

Came then the once-in-a-hundred-years deluge.