The “longshoreman philosopher” saw Trump coming in 1970, writes Reuven Brenner
[Here is a link to Hoffer's book The True Believer in print, and online: book Links Please take the time to read his books, they are necessary reading to understand the modern world.]
"'Scratch an intellectual, and you find a would-be aristocrat who loathes the sight, the sound and the smell of common folk.” Those words might have been written last year, as an explanation for Donald Trump’s rise or a rejoinder to Hillary Clinton’s denunciation of “deplorables.”
In fact they were published in November 1970 and written by Eric Hoffer, the “longshoreman philosopher,” who was best known for his slender 1951 classic, “The True Believer: Thoughts on the nature of Mass Movements.” The 1970 essay, under the headline “Whose Country Is America?,” eerily anticipated not only the political events of 2016 but the tone and language of last year’s campaign and the anti-Trump hysteria since Election Day."
Why Did Danish Vikings Move to England? | RealClearScience
I was going to say Haggis but that's Scots.
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Bu . . . bu . . . bu . . . where will I work?
Police Sharpshooter Accidentally Opens Fire At President Hollande Speech, Two Injured
"A police sharpshooter accidentally opened fire during a speech by French President Francis Hollande, injuring two people in the process, AP reported. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon in Villognon, Charente in western France where Hollande was preparing to reveal the LGV high speed rail line, when a shot was clearly heard in the background of event, prompting the French president to stop and look around concerned.
"I hope that wasn't serious," Hollande said nonchalantly after the loud shot rang out, before continuing with his speech at the unveiling of the LGV high speed rail line."
NY Teamsters Pension Becomes First To Run Out Of Money As Expert Warns "Pension Tsunami" Is Coming
The New York Teamsters Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund!
Violent husbands let off with a handshake and apologies
I am dumbfounded.
Spain appoint SEX TSAR to boost country's declining population
Why yes we have!!!
30 days jail for operator of drone that knocked woman unconscious
The incompetent drone pilot.
I would prefer this be civil, unless the operator does not voluntarily, and immediately come forward, the make it criminal.