How Did He Know What To Expect?

When I wrote my earlier post today in response to today’s one-word prompt, I quoted Abraham Lincoln, who famously said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

After publishing that post, I remembered something said by Henry Louis (H. L.) Mencken, a prominent newspaperman and political commentator during the first half of the 20th century. His quote, featured in the image at the top of this post, was published in the Baltimore Evening Sun on July 26, 1920.

Well, old H. L. was quite prescient, wasn’t he? It took 96 years, but in 2016the plain folks of the land” would elect a moron as their president.

How did he know what to expect?

2 thoughts on “How Did He Know What To Expect?

  1. newepicauthor October 21, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    It was just bound to happen, as even a blind pig will find an apple every now and then.

    Liked by 1 person

    • BuzzCut October 21, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      …@newepicauthor – do you think the blind pig will find more than one apple? They tend to gather under the same tree.

      Liked by 1 person

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