Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Some of my best friends
are communists, he said
seeing for myself then
a stifling bureaucracy
sapped incentive, limits
to decision making, little
initiative, human nature
rules, but are they worse
than democracy where
economic power, political
machine control a ballot box
creating yet another system
of red tape which crushes
efficiency in gridlock
justifies endless non jobs in
essential pork barrel deals
greed and avarice government
of favors. We are talking about
ideals, abstractions, feeding imagination.

c) Jan G. Otterstrom F. October 3, 2013