Ruling – Page 30 – 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?

Aug 182014

Inflict the punishment, and the crime will be inferred.

Aug 052014

Anything can be conjured into existence by empowering a committee to suppress it.

Jul 212014

Leader: A megalomaniac whose luck has not yet run out.

Jul 032014

No one seeks power with a song in his heart.

Jun 252014

A well-conducted police state pardons a few prisoners now and then; this persuades the populace that the rest are guilty.

May 302014

If truth were ever spoken to it power would be grateful.

Apr 182014

The fiercest tribal warrior is the universalist.

Apr 092014

One ought to be a bit embarrassed to win an election.

Apr 032014

The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.

Mar 312014

Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.