Political Commentary Quotes

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H.L. Mencken
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”
H.L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy

H.L. Mencken
“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.”
H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken
“He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash.
(writing about US President Warren G. Harding)
H.L. Mencken

Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also
“Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Alan M. Dershowitz
“A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.”
Alan Dershowitz

Aberjhani
“In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Doris Lessing
“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how.”
Doris Lessing

H.L. Mencken
“Under democracy one party always devotes it's chief energies to prove that the other party is unfit to rule-- and both commonly succeed, and are right. the United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent.It's history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds.”
H.L. Mencken

Arun D. Ellis
“The Delores tank rolled on inexorably, “You get a mortgage to buy a house, a larger mortgage than the previous owner because the price of the house has been artificially increased by the market, which is controlled by the banks. Then you live in the house for a few years paying a lot more in mortgage payments than you would if you were renting a similar property. But hey, you ‘own’ it and can ‘do things to it’… things that cost even more money, by the way… so you maintain its upkeep, improve it with say a new kitchen or bathroom; the more salubrious the neighbourhood the more expensive the kitchen would need to be – a Küche & Cucina, say; impressing your cleaner is very important after all and at the end you sell it to someone else for more than you paid for it so they’ll need an even bigger mortgage. And all the while everyone is paying all this money to the banks and the banks give the money to their shareholders, the biggest of whom are the incredibly rich. This, when you boil it all down, means that you’re taking a large sum out of your wages and passing it across to some rich person to live large, whilst you and others like you struggle to make their monthly payments. Basically you’ve been screwed, Doc, but somehow they’ve convinced you that you own a bit of England, when the truth is you don’t really own anything, you’re just renting it at a higher cost and they can take it back from you any time they want. It’s all just a card trick, Doc. All just ‘smoke and mirrors’ and that’s what’s getting to me.”
Arun D. Ellis, Corpalism

“A lot of lip service gets paid to being honest, but no one really wants to hear it unless what's being said is the party line.”
Colin Quinn

“I saw America's economy last night, people raiding dumpsters at a higher rate than normal in my home town. Digging through garbage shouldn't be a career. Thanks Democrats. Thanks Republicans.”
Carroll Bryant

Iimani David
“America isn't a country; it's a marketplace. The more you sell, the more at home you'll feel.”
Iimani David

“Une bouche close empêche les mouches d'entrer." Ce qui voulait dire que le silence nous préservait des mouches et nous évitait par la même occasion les ennuis politiques.”
Saadallah Wannous, une mort éphémère

Ken Poirot
“My disdain for politics is directly proportional to my love for humanity.”
Ken Poirot

“Real change from the status quo will never come from electing a politician—especially not one who leads a political party dedicated to upholding that status quo.”
Alan Maass, The Case for Socialism

“I can think of several words to describe a person that has the will to entrust their government with a large share of the income earned from their labor, even though they have witnessed a history of reckless and self-serving use of it. But there is yet a word conceived that adequately describes a person that has the will to entrust a large share of their freedoms to the same government and is without the will to question why they would ever do so.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

Alexandra Rowland
“They swore up and down that Nuryevet was no different than any other place, that it was normal. They had gone out for their want, both of them, to tell me how lucky they were, how lucky they were that they got to choose the person that exploited the office for gain, to have money rung from them like they were dishrags. There were other choices available, lots of others, but such a thing had never occurred to them. They knew in their bones that they were lucky with what they had. Yes, Nuryevet was already sickly when I arrived.”
Alexandra Rowland, A Conspiracy of Truths

“Political divisiveness is two different and opposing sides of the same coin accusing each other of minting it.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

Ken Poirot
“When self-interest supersedes public service, society collapses under the weight of corruption.”
Ken Poirot

Ken Poirot
“Where there is power, greed, and money there is corruption.”
Ken Poirot

Bob Gatty
“No such word as 'can't'.

With just a little lean to the left.”
Bob Gatty, Hijacked Nation: Donald Trump's attack on America's Greatness. From the pages of Not Fake News.biz

“Has the America that has worked so hard to clean its “bigotry closet” found space to include red hats?”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“I take no issue with the new cancel culture; it acts to obliterate that which is offensive and must surely end by canceling itself.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.

“It may not be politically correct to say that lunatics are running the asylum, but it is correct to say politically they are running the world.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“The irony of the media is that it is an arm of a political party while performing the function of an ass.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“There are two kinds of lunatics - those that run the asylum and those that run for office.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“It's no wonder the media is confusing, after all, it's the arm of a political party that looks like an ass.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“There are two kinds of lunatics in the world - those that run the asylum and those that run for office.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

“Call me crazy, but I think the lunatics that run the asylum are much more capable than those that run for office.”
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr

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