Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hell, Yes

Sadly, No! is happily right. Again.

"H. L. Mencken, of all people, described it thusly:

'[I]t is assumed that men become radicals because they are naturally criminal, or because they have been bribed by Russian gold .. [but their motivation] is simply the conviction that the Government they suffer under is unbearably and incurably corrupt.. The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.'"

Emphasis added.

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