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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

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Long Peace

A few years back, I had some Jehovah's Witnesses come to the house, and I foolishly spoke to them out of curiosity.  Anyway, they gave me the "end times" rigmarole, and I told them that, "No, actually things are pretty good."  That kind of threw them.  We are so saturated by news of woe and doom that we have lost the historical perspective on true calamity.

You want the Four Horsemen?  Look at World War II.

This guy did.

If you click on the link, it's an 18 minute video that breaks down the numbers of WWII.  It's stunning.

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