Pain is a song /
whose melody is as true /
as its words are inadequate.
[Editor’s note: a modified haiku structure, varying a little from the 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable structure. Still, I believe it carries the spirit of a haiku.]
It is time, once again, for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is a compounding of two nouns into a new word. Without further waiting, democrazy (demo-crazy) is the new word for this month.
Democracy, n. a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. Or, to borrow from U.S. President Lincoln: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people….”
Crazy, n. 1. Mentally deranged, senseless, insane. 2. Unsound, impractical.
Democrazy, n. 1. The illusion of democracy or the democratic process obscured by the insanity of money, the senselessness of political debates over inane subjects (e.g., hand size), and the impractical notion that whoever is elected can fix it all. 2. Every four-year mental lapse in judgment and sanity where the supreme power is invested in money and those who have. 3. Any subset thereof, in which elections can be for state, local, and non-Presidential offices. 4. The last stage of democracy before it goes totalitarian.
See your local newspaper or most any TV channel between now and November. Plenty of examples exist there.