"The only kind of freedom that the mob can imagine
is freedom to annoy and oppress its betters,
and that is precisely the kind that we mainly have."
H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
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 -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
H.L. had it exactly right...what a prescient mind he had! The mob in this 21st century is being led by the Religious Right (Protestant denominations) whereas in the old days it was led by the Catholic Church.
 -- A.Jurgensen, Stuart, FL     
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    Mob rule is encouraged by cultural Marxists.  If only the youthful masses actually knew the difference between communism, fascism, and a republican form of government...  Antifa is actually more fascist than not, and their tactics are straight out of the communist playbook.  Black Lives Matter the same.  This is collectivism off the rails where groups trump the individual, where diversity is conformity, where tolerance is confrontation, where victimization is collateral, and the media complicit in furthering violence and hopelessness.   
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The democ Mob is truly Tyrannical in seeking to fulfill its own lust of the carnal mind and body through the Plunder of another's wealth and or labor. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    He was a Godless, self absorbed, (as all self described "elitists" are) narcissist. He is at this time "enjoying" the fruits of his self indulged nature...as we all will ultimately. Chose wisely which side of the fence you intend to sit on.
     -- Denise, Durango     
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    H.L. gets right to the point and he's as right as rain.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Purely as an observation, we hold this truth to be absolute. A Stuart above  you are a bigoted idiot of no to little event observance, low I.Q. and very obscure knowledge / interpretation of events. There is a religious usurpation of life, liberty, property, inalienable rights and recognition of the nobility of life occurring BUT ! ! !, that is as a result of accepting the national establishment of religion  that being, the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's anti-Christian / justice / Constitutional / natural / common law dogmas, canons and tyranny.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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