Universal suffrage enforces a universal delusion of special competence in politics.
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?
People will stand for hardship from their rulers but not for insult.
There are always and everywhere two political parties: the Ins and the Outs. The rest is advertising.
The people never means quite all of them.
No one wants equality except with his betters.
Those who attack the status quo on the grounds that nothing could be worse are usually proposing something worse.
The revolutionary treats the oppressed as the defense lawyer treats the client: under no circumstances are they to speak for themselves.
Revolution is seeded by abuse and watered by reform.
The incorruptible politician merely prefers power to money.
The less you are contradicted, the stupider you become. The more powerful you become, the less you are contradicted.