Ruling – Page 13 – 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?

Apr 022020

If voting posed any threat to the reigning order, one would not be constantly exhorted to do it.

Mar 092020

Deviants and criminals, given the chance, will dwell endlessly on their own deviance and criminality. Repression at least obliges them to change the subject.

Mar 062020

To tyrannize over a people it is necessary to humiliate them, and nothing is more humiliating than declaring normal acts heinous crimes.

Mar 052020

A nation that regards speech as the fundamental liberty is a nation unable to keep its mouth shut.

Mar 042020

The loss of America’s appetite for full-on war has whetted it for petty military adventure.

Feb 172020

Sentence first — verdict afterwards — reasons last of all.

Feb 132020

Witch-hunts work especially well among people who are too sophisticated to believe in witches.