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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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


It is an article of faith among many Americans that this country is in irrevocable decline because all we care about is video games and simple, mindless gratification, whereas the countries of East Asia are going to eat our lunch.

I think the evidence shows that as a country becomes wealthier, it becomes, well, sillier.

Just watch that video.  It wouldn't have been made in Korea twenty years ago.

But now....

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