“Reading Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Sun Also Rises’ written in 1926, I noted several references to HL Mencken, an American writer, satarist, et al .
Fascinated by his influence on some of the characters, I googled him to find this- written in 1920 – among many wonderful quotes…
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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.”
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
from a letter titled ‘Democracy in the US’ in the New Zealand Herald by a S. Jones a couple of weeks ago
Shared by “stirrer” (still??) c
“Democracy is merely/simply a matter of voting for the person (candidate) you find to be the least offensive!”