Learning from the Tyrants 29

I was thinking, he is going for more, and he finally said it. On Mt Rushmore with the legends of America. The man is aiming high, wants to be up there in the history books with Lincoln, Washington. When was the last time somebody had such a will to greatness. Will he make it? The story is unfolding. Greatest campaign since Kennedy. First time he mentions it in the many rallies I have seen.

Go to 1:14:42


This on the other hand.

Really? This sickly old woman will beat Trump? What if this happens in the debate?

Seems to be a bit of a cottage industry in Hillary coughing videos.

What about New York values?  “New York: A third-rate Babylon.”  -H L Mencken

“The American moron’s mind simply does not run in that direction; he wants to keep his Ford, even at the cost of losing the Bill of Rights”  -H L Mencken

And now he has lost both.

“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

There is an intelligentsia in America, but we are in hiding.

“The Latin Church, which I constantly find myself admiring, despite its occasional astounding imbecilities, has always kept clearly before it the fact that religion is not a syllogism, but a poem. It is accused by Protestant dervishes of withholding the Bible from the people. To some extent this is true; to some extent the church is wise; again to the same extent it is prosperous.

Rome indeed has not only preserved the original poetry of Christianity; it has also made capital additions to that poetry — for example, the poetry of the saints, of Mary, and of the liturgy itself. A solemn high mass is a thousand times as impressive, to a man with any genuine religious sense in him, as the most powerful sermon ever roared under the big top by Presbyterian auctioneer of God. In the face of such overwhelming beauty it is not necessary to belabor the faithful with logic; they are better convinced by letting them alone.

Preaching is not an essential part of the Latin ceremonial. It was very little employed in the early church, and I am convinced that good effects would flow from abandoning it today, or, at all events, reducing it to a few sentences, more or less formal. In the United States the Latin brethren have been seduced by the example of the Protestants, who commonly transform an act of worship into a puerile intellectual exercise; instead of approaching God in fear and wonder these Protestants settle back in their pews, cross their legs, and listen to an ignoramus try to prove that he is a better theologian than the Pope.

This folly the Romans now slide into. Their clergy begin to grow argumentative, doctrinaire, ridiculous. It is a pity. A bishop in his robes, playing his part in the solemn ceremonial of the mass, is a dignified spectacle; the same bishop, bawling against Darwin half an hour later, is seen to be simply an elderly Irishman with a bald head, the son of a respectable police sergeant in South Bend, Ind. Let the reverend fathers go back to Bach. If they keep on spoiling poetry and spouting ideas, the day will come when some extra-bombastic deacon will astound humanity and insult God by proposing to translate the liturgy into American, that all the faithful may be convinced by it.”  H. L. Mencken

“4. The fourth 11 is formed by the airplane number that crashed into the Pentagon. That plane was United Airlines Flight #77 [11 x 7].”

Oops: Donald Trump Refers to 9/11 as ‘7/11’


Hey, Lucidity is a crime against happiness, what can I say.




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