‘Downright fool’


H.L. Mencken, a.k.a. the Sage of Baltimore, was a writer and author.  He often wrote commentary about social issues, and of course politics. 

On July 26, 1920 he penned a piece that is rather prophetic.  Almost a century ago, he wrote in part:

“On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.”

A friend of mine recently brought Mencken’s piece to my attention and mused that, it’s surely a strong contender for the best political prediction of all time. 

I reckon he’s right.

Rick Walker ~ Luray, Va.


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