That no one is above the Law is less a principle than a threat.
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?
Inflict the punishment, and the crime will be inferred.
Anything can be conjured into existence by empowering a committee to suppress it.
Leader: A megalomaniac whose luck has not yet run out.
No one seeks power with a song in his heart.
A well-conducted police state pardons a few prisoners now and then; this persuades the populace that the rest are guilty.
If truth were ever spoken to it power would be grateful.
The fiercest tribal warrior is the universalist.
One ought to be a bit embarrassed to win an election.
The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.