Beware of the Future: We Are the Ancien Régime

Music: Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra--andante.
By Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
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Beware of the future: We are the ancien régime.
As to them their world of privilege seemed
Solid as the centuries, so we
Take ours to be the way the world should be.
In the sheltering wake of our billionaires
Looting the world, our own market shares
Leave us little room for denial. Come!
Embrace the prisoners of the Bastille! Some
Defend their privilege, but let it go!
Ancien régimes find some honor so,
Yielding up their heritage of woe.

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