One-Liner Wednesday — Practical Politics

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

H. L. Mencken, American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

8 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Practical Politics

  1. John Holton September 21, 2022 / 8:49 am

    I almost used this today. The Bard of Baltimore is a favorite of mine.

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  2. davydwriter September 21, 2022 / 9:15 am

    Our parliament, here in the UK is packed with Hobgoblins. We need a few wizards to help us through.

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  3. Marleen September 21, 2022 / 9:16 am

    Yeah, probably. There are spans of slight reprieve in this area or that area, again mainly to compose a sense of being safer in certain hands. And some leaders do some good (whether on the topic they put before you or not), but it’s shadows on the wall for the most part… or, is it better to say in large part.

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