To make a contented slave,
first, you must make a thoughtless one;
you must darken his powers of reason.
To keep your slave from books,
you must be merciless in your discipline;
fear is the sibling of nescience.

If ignorance is bliss,
then bliss must also be slavery.
If so, I can only choose misery.

As I would not be a slave,
so, I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy.
Whatever differs from this,
to the extent of the difference,
is no democracy.

Music by Smith/Helminski

Notes on the song: http://tinyurl.com/anvytxv.

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