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?

Nov 152019
 

The capitalists will sell the communists the rope with which they will jointly hang the remaining holdouts against our glorious corpo-progressive future.

Nov 142019
 

It has always conferred status to consume tax revenue, and opprobrium to produce it.

Nov 132019
 

Everyone is in favor of upward social mobility; the other direction is more controversial.

Nov 042019
 

Censorship, like any other government function, can be outsourced.

Oct 292019
 

The three dominant political ideologies of the past century are fascism, communism, and autism.

Oct 242019
 

There is in America an unbridgeable psychological divide, made manifest every April 15th, between those who receive checks from the government and those who write them.

Oct 232019
 

Somehow, in democracies, a great many policies get implemented that almost no one will admit to being in favor of.

Oct 012019
 

It’s not usually the truth that’s being shoved down your throat.

Sep 272019
 

History is lenient with the vicious and powerful victims of tyrants still more vicious and powerful.

Sep 162019
 

Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.