That Bloomberg article, Libertarians Are The New Communists, was the most irrational and nonsensical collection of Orwellian New Speak I have come across in quite a while and I couldn’t resist the temptation to engage in a bit of sardonic levity regarding it. Thanks for all the terrific feedback from readers who enjoyed my dark humor at its expense.
The iconoclast proves enough when he proves by his blasphemy that this or that idol is defectively convincing–that at least one visitor to the shrine is left full of doubts. The liberation of the human mind has been best furthered by gay fellows who heaved dead cats into sanctuaries and then went roistering down the highways of the world, proving to all men that doubt, after all, was safe–that the god in the sanctuary was a fraud. One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms.
(H. L. Mencken, “The Iconoclast,” reprinted in A Mencken Chrestomathy)12:09 pm on July 5, 2014 Email Charles Burris