“I confess, for my part, that it greatly delights me. I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. Does it exalt dunderheads, cowards, trimmers, frauds, cads? Then the pain of seeing them go up is balanced and obliterated by the joy of seeing them come down.” —H. L. Mencken, From Notes on Democracy, 1926 (HT Shipp)
Are you angry about Trump’s rise? Democracy itself may have something to do with it. This is why I can laugh and have a great time while democracy burns.