Beginning March 1, 1919, the right to possess women between the ages of 19 and 32 is abolished. By virtue of the present decree no woman can be considered as private property and all women become the property of the nation. The distribution and maintenance of nationalized women ... are the prerogative of the Soviet. All women thus put at the disposition of the nation must present themselves in person at the address indicated, and provide all necessary information. Any man who wishes to make use of a nationalized woman must hold a certificate issued by the Soviet, attesting that he belongs to the working class. Male citizens not belonging to the working class may enjoy the same rights provided they pay 250 French Francs, which will be turned over to the public fund.
There is no such thing as a woman being violated by a man; he who says that a violation is wrong denies the Revolution. To defend a violated woman is to reveal oneself as a bourgeois and a partisan of private property.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.