Ancient Sparta
Had no Magna Carta.
In a state geared to military fights,
There was no place for human rights.

The Romans had few checks
On extramarital sex.
But once the Christian era had begun,
It was forbidden to have such fun.

Boys at Eton
Were regularly beaten
By swaggering prefects
For the most trivial defects.

Political campaigns
Assume we have no brains.
Their targeting is clinical,
And their appeal to prejudice is cynical.

Both Presidential frontrunners are mad,
And one is also bad.
America's famed democracy
Is now a tribal gerontocracy.