Ruling – Page 18 – 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 132019

Everyone is in favor of upward social mobility; the other direction is more controversial.

Nov 042019

Censorship, like any other government function, can be outsourced.

Oct 292019

The three dominant political ideologies of the past century are fascism, communism, and autism.

Oct 242019

There is in America an unbridgeable psychological divide, made manifest every April 15th, between those who receive checks from the government and those who write them.

Oct 232019

Somehow, in democracies, a great many policies get implemented that almost no one will admit to being in favor of.

Oct 012019

It’s not usually the truth that’s being shoved down your throat.

Sep 272019

History is lenient with the vicious and powerful victims of tyrants still more vicious and powerful.

Sep 162019

Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.

Sep 102019

The proper end of politics is not to make life pleasant for yourself, your friends, and your allies, but to make it miserable for those whom you hate, envy, and fear.

Sep 062019

The best places don’t let people in, and the worst don’t let them out.