Thursday, April 12, 2012

Question for Authority

"Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?"

 ~ Although Roman poet Juvenal wrote this in a different context, the idiomatic translation, "who will watch the watchers?" is now commonly applied to those in authority, especially the state.

It's an apt question for our times.

How did we go from this...

St. Loius parade for veterans of Iraq

... to this?

Toronto police watch OWS protesters

Our civil rights, indeed our very democracy, are under threat.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, militaristic state that harms other nation's citizens can quite easily become a police state that harms its own citizens.