Every genocide is an accidental eugenics program.
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?
The heretic is not punished for error: he is punished for heresy.
Revolution gets awfully good press, considering its track record.
That no one is above the Law is less a principle than a threat.
Inflict the punishment, and the crime will be inferred.
Anything can be conjured into existence by empowering a committee to suppress it.
Leader: A megalomaniac whose luck has not yet run out.
No one seeks power with a song in his heart.
A well-conducted police state pardons a few prisoners now and then; this persuades the populace that the rest are guilty.
If truth were ever spoken to it power would be grateful.