Saturday, June 11, 2016

H.L. Mencken on Pure Democracy

"Democracy makes it possible for the demagogue to inflame the childish imagination of the masses by virtue of his talent for nonsense."......And, yes, as usual, Mencken nails it; the fact that a behavior (i.e., stealing) which under any other circumstances would be seen as a vice and immoral suddenly becomes a virtue when a sufficient number of folks vote on it.

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