I itch to depart for the West and the limitless sea,
Each time green pretenders to wisdom and virtue
Who live in falsehood, dare spout of 'denial'.
The opening lines of Juvenal's second Satire. Paraphrased and bowdlerised to extinction by me.
For anyone vaguely interested, the actual opening reads like this;
Vltra Sauromatas fugere hinc libet et glacialem Oceanum,Yet the railing against hypocrisy and falsehood remains the same.
Quotiens aliquid de moribus audent
Qui Curios simulant et Bacchanalia uiuunt
For there is little I find, outside technology, that is truly new.
If ancient poets were now reincarnated, they would be bloggers of a Libertarian hue.