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Thinking Is Dangerous

From the inimitable H.L. Mencken

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.

Good thing we have very few of these truly dangerous people left in America.

1 Comment

  1. Bobsuruncle

    My favorite quote of Mencken is, “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

    I have a flag for such an occasion.

    Mencken had a brilliant, acerbic political wit.

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