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?

Oct 172016
 

The government can be a great deal worse than the populace, but no better.

Oct 102016
 

Regulation exists to manufacture non-compliance.

Sep 272016
 

The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.

Sep 202016
 

Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.

Sep 022016
 

Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.

Aug 182016
 

Liberality is exactly like liberalism, except with your own money.

Aug 152016
 

Societies toy with dissenters like cats with mice — a few escape, the rest wearied unto death. The short way is more respectful and humane.

Aug 032016
 

Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.

Jul 202016
 

It is a feature of America that anyone can grow up to be President. Or perhaps it is a bug.