13 March 2017

Thought For the Day

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are. – H.L. Mencken
I often wonder how Mencken the anti-populist would view the conservative/populist/Tea Party/Trump movement today. Of course, spreading discontent can affect change so a non-romantic can end up accomplishing the desires of the romantic.

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