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?

Oct 152013

Universal suffrage enforces a universal delusion of special competence in politics.

Oct 042013

People will stand for hardship from their rulers but not for insult.

Sep 202013

There are always and everywhere two political parties: the Ins and the Outs. The rest is advertising.

Sep 192013

The people never means quite all of them.

Aug 292013

Those who attack the status quo on the grounds that nothing could be worse are usually proposing something worse.

Aug 092013

The revolutionary treats the oppressed as the defense lawyer treats the client: under no circumstances are they to speak for themselves.

Jul 302013

Revolution is seeded by abuse and watered by reform.

Jul 092013

The incorruptible politician merely prefers power to money.

Jun 192013

The less you are contradicted, the stupider you become. The more powerful you become, the less you are contradicted.