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Ruling

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?

Mar 232022
 

The indispensable qualification for revolutionary politics is having nothing better to do.

Feb 242022
 

There have been historically four ways of dealing with conquered people, corresponding to the four stages of civilization: kill them; enslave them; tax them; and supply them with money, weapons, military training, and ample reason for resentment, then leave.

Feb 172022
 

Every vote is in favor of the election, every abstention is opposed.

Feb 152022
 

Official authorities wonder endlessly why they are reviled and distrusted without ever arriving at the notion that they may be vile and untrustworthy.