Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.
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?
It is a feature of America that anyone can grow up to be President. Or perhaps it is a bug.
Someone is always above the law.
Liberty is a burden to the fearful.
Metaphoric wars also kill and maim.
History, in one sense, is a succession of ever-widening protection rackets.
When a majority rejects democracy, then in what does democracy consist?
The politician’s favorite tools are organizations that profess themselves above politics.
War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.
The great enemy of men is Man.