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Predicting The Future

zenerGrowing up, doing magic tricks, and such, I always liked things akin, like parapsychology and ESP.  Sadly, I never had the ability to actually ‘see’ in my mind’s eye anything, or to predict the future.


H.(erbert) L.(Lewis) Mencken, a certifiable curmudgeon and seer ahead of his time, was obviously different.  He said this in The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920…

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.  On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and 
the White House will
 be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

As the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wasn’t even born until August 4, 1961, and Mencken died January 29, 1956, HOW COULD HE HAVE KNOWN?

Cue the Twilight Zone theme….

h/t Boyd and Donna


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


5 thoughts on “Predicting The Future

  1. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. On the other hand, Ayn Rand made the same prediction (via her writing) by observing the Soviet Union. But I repeat myself.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 20, 2015, 9:25 am
  2. Brahahahahahaha!!!!!

    One of many major failings of liberals to to think that their ideas are new and different. They aren’t, they’ve failed before, and that’s how Mencken could see the future.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | January 20, 2015, 12:49 pm
  3. PH is right, what’s old is new again as the ‘new’ generation tries the same ol’ crap…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 20, 2015, 6:48 pm

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