H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken, (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

H. L. Mencken Quote

“Democracy is a form of religion, it is the worship of jackals by jack asses.”

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
~ H. L. Mencken

Ratings and Comments

L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada

Democracy certainly deteriorates into this condition; if the Jackals aren't purged on a regular basis.

E Archer, NYC

And with more and more centralization of power, we create a god in the image of man. The 'savior' mentality is cultivated by both politics and religion making it easier for our cultures and traditions to be 'transformed' into systems of control ruled by an elite few.

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An excellent point. Fabian Society formed in London late 19th century proposed gradual replacement of Capitalism by Socialism. Fabians believed in gradual nationalization of the economy through manipulation of the democratic process (Forbes 11/02/2008). U.S. Liberals do not claim the title Fabian but are achieving their goal.

Mike, Norwalk

Mencken and Archer, said very well.

jim k, Austin, Tx

As usual, H.L. is right on target.

Durham, Birmingham,AL

The successful promotion of de-mob-ocracy is a prime example of how to sell a lie to people who have been “educated” in government schools. We need a separation of school and state.


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