Jeewan Ramlugun

The muddled, misguided idealists
and ideologues their epithets
they proudly wear on their epaulets
if not on their sleeves
with their professed populism,
their aspirational plebianism,
their argots peddled in principles only.

In reality they embrace unabashedly
the trappings of gentility ,
to their scions bestowing
the culture of ‘la crème de la crème ‘,
as if it were the breastplate
of superior standing and intellect.

Such is the effect of the linguistic meme
parading or dressed as plain philosophy-
even of Aristotelean antiquity!

27 Jan. 19