a penetrating statement

scott, 25

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Do we really want this to be the new normal of the way we interact with the world? Do we want to be doing this all over the world, forever, indefinitely, in counterterrorism campaigns that go on indefinitely and that we don’t call war, just adding new countries to the list of where we do this stuff, every year, year after year…when does it ever stop?

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

—H. L. Mencken (via thedoomreport)

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.

—H. L. Mencken (via thedoomreport)

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

—H. L. Mencken (via thedoomreport)