Ruling – Page 9 – 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?

Dec 032020

The omnipotent state regards not the individual, but the family, as its most dangerous enemy. The individual it can use; the family it can do nothing with.

Nov 202020

Every new law represents a new opportunity to report our neighbors anonymously to the authorities.

Nov 092020

The great trick of governance, as yet imperfectly mastered, is to loot without having to fight.

Nov 062020

The lower your class, the more time and humiliation it costs you to collect your dole.

Oct 212020

There are people who understand the power of speech, and people who oppose restrictions on speech, but rarely the same people.

Oct 082020

Any country that allows its citizens to vote is at least obliged to make it difficult.