We are exhorted to ask cui bono?, yet cui malo? is often the more penetrating question.
In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?
A government of laws, not of men, requires suitable men.
To the problem of different opinions political science offers two solutions, idealism and realism. Idealism: different opinions should not exist. Realism: different opinions do not exist.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DIVERSITY BRINGS US TOGETHER
The point of a special day for airing grievances is that all the other days are not.
No representation without taxation.
Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.
The cure for any political ideology is to be governed by it for a while.
All vandals belong to the same party.
It is almost no time at all between not being permitted to dissent and not being permitted to abstain.