The venerable 20th Century journalist and cultural critic H.L. Mencken left us with this: ‘The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.’
I join about 55% of Americans (and at least 80% of the rest of the literate world) who believe this is what we’re experiencing in the United States right now; it’s what we are trying desperately to rid ourselves of.
The viewpoints of the rest of Americans, however, are embodied in the meme below.
Some say American society is doomed. Given this, it’s hard to argue to the contrary.