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Oligarchy

Oligarchy

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Published by Paul Schumann
Re revision of Carroll's Jabberwocky poem.
Re revision of Carroll's Jabberwocky poem.

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Published by: Paul Schumann on May 04, 2011
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Oligarchy
With apologies to Lewis Carol and his poemJabberwockyfrom Through the Looking Glass, I offer:OligarchyTwas brillig, and the lobbyists
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 Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the bureaucrats
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,And the ideologues
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outgrabe.Beware the Oligarch
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, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
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A lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby.Lobbying (also Lobby) is the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the governmentby individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups.Wikipedia 
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A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and can comprise the administration of any organization of any size,though the term usually connotes someone within an institution of a government or corporation.Wikipedia 
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An often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology.Merriam-Webster 
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Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. Thesepeople (oligarchs) could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate, or military control.Wikipedia 
 
2Paul Schumann, 512.632.6586,paschumann2009@gmail.com,http://insights-foresight.blogspot.com  Beware the Oligopolist
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, and shunThe frumious Plutocrat
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!He took his vorpal sword in hand:Long time the manxome foe he soughtSo rested he by the Tumtum tree,And stood awhile in thought.And as in uffish thought he stood,The Oligarch, with eyes of flame,Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,And burbled as it came!One, two! One, two! and through and throughThe vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its headHe went galumphing back.And hast thou slain the Oligarch?Come to my arms, my beamish boy!O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!He chortled in his joy.Twas brillig, and the PlutocratsDid gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the theocrats
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,And corporatocrats
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outgrabe.Here's the original version in case you've forgotten it:
Jabberwocky
 Twas brillig, and the slithy tovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,
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An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers(oligopolists). The word is derived, by analogy with "monopoly. Because there are few sellers, each oligopolist islikely to be aware of the actions of the others. The decisions of one firm influence, and are influenced by, thedecisions of other firms.Wikipedia 
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Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchyis called plutarchy.Wikipedia 
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Theocracy is a form of government in which a state is understood as governed by immediate divine guidanceespecially a state ruled by clergy, or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.Wikipedia 
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Corporatocracy, in social theories that focus on conflicts and opposing interests within society, denotes a systemof government that serves the interest of, and may be run by, corporations and involves ties between governmentand business; where corporations, conglomerates, and/or government entities with private components, controlthe direction and governance of a country, including carrying out economic planning notwithstanding the 'freemarket' label.Wikipedia 

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