Sep 20, 2007

The lessons of history.

Professional pessimist H L Mencken once wrote about the future of the US presidency and how a thoughtless nation would elect someone they truly deserve. In his own words: "...all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily (and) adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

This was scribed in 1920. How painful the truth has become. For those who complain about the current administration, myself included, I can only point fingers and tell them it's there fault. You simply didn't do enough to avoid this. You sat and consumed your lead tainted imports while your beloved country was hijacked by incompetence. Well done you.

"A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar." - H. L. Mencken

4 comments:

GeekManGreg said...

"You simply didn't do enough to avoid this. You sat and consumed your lead tainted imports while your beloved country was hijacked by incompetence. Well done you."

That was the absolute best thing I've ever seen you scribe. Okay, the tale of the front-seat mayhem and the car horn was brilliant as well, but this takes the cake.

Miss Ash said...

Haha, sooo true, however if someone is not actually voted in....but somehow gets in ... that's another issue entirely.

whatigotsofar said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again, democracy just doesn't work.

I guess all we can do is wait for the giant space ants to conquer Earth.

PaBLo G said...

...and then he was Reelected