Sunday, August 12, 2018
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Democratic Socialism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be free thinking.
(h/t Ace of Spades)
I'll see your Mencken and raise you a Bierce. From The Devil's Dictionary:
"POLITICS, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.