Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In 1936 American commentator H. L. Mencken wrote: The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy
In 1936 American commentator H. L. Mencken wrote:
The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy.There is only one takeaway from Righteous Indignation: Breitbart’s life is a revenge fantasy against Hollywood and the “attractive people making millions” he believes slighted him. Had they been nicer to him—and not made him “their manservant” as he describes his treatment at HuffPo—he wouldn’t have become such a foul, raging jerk. Let this be a lesson to us all in our dealings with even the most incompetent, disagreeable colleagues. Be nice to them lest they grow up to be media hacks with powerful microphones and Plymouth Rock on their shoulder, just itching to write their Hollywood Dearest memoirs.