The great political divide is not between left and right, populist and elitist, or authoritarian and libertarian. It is between people who are consumed by politics and people who are sane.
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?
Late capitalism is a myth: late democracy is real.
We are too consumed by who shall rule to notice how.
The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.
To pretend that everybody rules is the shortest way to get your hands on everybody’s stuff.
Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.
Nothing is more democratic than a mob.
Unity is what you call for when you win.
The cure for division is not discussion but secession.
An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.