Where have you gone, H.L. Mencken? You are much needed in this year of “Hamilton” ascendant on Broadway, Trump triumphant with your “booboisie” and Clinton winning the hearts of all who have told cops or spouses: “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
Now, hip-hop “music” not being our cup of tea, we confess we have not rushed to see the runaway hit, and thus are at a cultural disadvantage to our more with it peers. So, we are left to wonder if its creators and players captured the contempt with which Washington’s aide-de-camp so full-throatedly held full-throated democracy. “Your people, sir — your people is a great beast!” In other words, Hillary’s basket of deplorables; or Donald’s Mexican Muslims. We have met the enemy and he is us! Pogo declared from the comic pages of the Sixties.
On second thought, that old scold Jeremiah put it best: “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!”
But enough of sages profane and sacred. You, dear reader, come to us, for practical wisdom this weekend before the election, which has produced anxiety the last fortnight, with stock indexes falling for nine straight trading sessions
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