Ruling – Page 10 – 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?

Nov 092020

The great trick of governance, as yet imperfectly mastered, is to loot without having to fight.

Nov 062020

The lower your class, the more time and humiliation it costs you to collect your dole.

Oct 212020

There are people who understand the power of speech, and people who oppose restrictions on speech, but rarely the same people.

Oct 082020

Any country that allows its citizens to vote is at least obliged to make it difficult.

Sep 292020

Recycling laws exist to remind you that your rulers, though they have nothing to charge you with, can force you to sort through your garbage.

Sep 252020

You think your political opponents are unqualified to vote, they think the same of you, and you’re both right.

Sep 242020

There are men who believe in a government of laws, not men; but they are not the men who govern.

Sep 112020

In any sufficiently advanced civilization, the Top will use the Bottom to bludgeon the Middle.