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?

Jul 042022

Power is the difference between the number of people I am obliged to consult and the number who are obliged to consult me.

Jun 282022

A time-honored tactic of the schoolyard bully, after he has ground your face into the dirt, is to release you on the condition that you mouth some humiliating absurdity. He does not want to convince you of its truth; he wants to see what you will swallow.

Jun 172022

Rules are made to be selectively enforced.

Jun 032022

Propaganda demands endless repetition, not just of the same ideas, but in the same words.

May 192022

Deontology for thee, but not for me.

May 032022

The crisis is not that the press is distrusted: the press has always been distrusted. The crisis is that this has finally dawned on the press.

Apr 202022

We complain of government inefficiency and unaccountability, instead of government mass murder, wholesale theft, and miseducation of our children by force, which makes our own supine posture rather too apparent.