Political corruption used to be friction; now it is lubrication.
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?
Nobody says “it’s the law” about a good law.
Universal suffrage promotes a universal delusion of special competence in politics.
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.