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Si mundus vult decipi

Language: English

    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

Si mundus vult decipi,
   ergo decipiatur.
If the world wants to be deceived,
   so let it be deceived.
Fools seek to be believed,
   for so they plead.
Hooray for the fools!
   Worldly fools!
      The world's filled with fools!

Si mundus vult decipi,
   ergo decipiatur.
Tomfoolery, buffoonery,
   stupidity, absurdity.
There's balderdash and Eurotrash,
   and senselessness with cheap finesse,
      as art is in a worldly mess!
         Oh, distress!

Si mundus vult decipi,
   ergo decipiatur.

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