Ruling – Page 6 – 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?

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.