Ruling – Page 11 – 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 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.

Aug 252020

The trouble starts with people thinking they should have a vote themselves, and from there it’s a short step to thinking everybody should.

Aug 142020

One must ask of Inclusiveness, as of all political ideologies, what and whom it excludes.

Jul 292020

Literacy makes possible the state, and universal literacy the omnipotent state.

Jul 062020

Democracy encourages would-be rulers to act like the people in an abject effort to gain the power to act for them.