Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 5 December 2015

The problem with democracy

is that the ordinary or average voter
is venal as well as shallow.

2 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Since I pride myself on a never ending student of this beautiful language, I read your posts with dictionary.
I checked the word venal and it's usage in a sentence.

"Yes, dear boy," he continued, "I have met loving, noble, high-minded men, but I have not yet met any women- countesses or cooks- who were not venal.
War and Peace by Tolstoy, Leo
Recent scandals with our women-politicians makes Leo's statement valid even today. We are in it all together.

I still love your blog despite the fact that I am allergic to red :)

Wofl said...

Yes, sorry about the Red, Jindra. I felt I needed a facelift on my blog (which has looked the same for nearly 7 years), and this was the only design that didn't need a lot of re-arrangement. I'll look for another colour and/or design...