Ruling – Everything


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?

Sep 172021

We punish speech because we have yet to devise an effective way to punish thought.

Jul 222021

One never sees extremely powerful men decide, in midlife, that they have accumulated enough power, and devote the rest of their years to giving it away.

Jul 202021

Ants can be deterred from crossing a boundary by outlining it with chalk: this is respectable opinion. On ants it works only for a while.