There’s a reason you’ve never heard of H.L. Mencken


“The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself.”

— H. L. Mencken

(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
Source: “Notes On Democracy”

[If you are like me you’ve heard the name in a vague sort of way but have no idea who Mencken actually was. After reading many of his thoughts from Liberty Quotes, I can see why. The Powers That Be would not like Mencken being remembered at all. He seems to have recognized amazingly well the scam they have been and are running. This good cop/bad cop thing that 98 % of the electorate seems to have swallowed hook, line and sinker. Mencken not only looked behind the curtain, he would often tear it down. – Jim Roach]

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