Ruling

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?

Jun 062018
 

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DIVERSITY BRINGS US TOGETHER

May 222018
 

The point of a special day for airing grievances is that all the other days are not.

Apr 032018
 

Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.

Mar 282018
 

The cure for any political ideology is to be governed by it for a while.

Mar 092018
 

It is almost no time at all between not being permitted to dissent and not being permitted to abstain.

Feb 272018
 

Professing communism never saved a kulak, and professing Nazism never saved a Jew. Only the religious fanatics are that sporting.

Feb 062018
 

At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.