In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
H.L. Mencken on Radicalism

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who loves 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.

3 comments:

LittleBill said...

Couldn't possibly said it better myself.

Vigilante said...

Good! You're the 1st person I thought of when I found it, Lil' Bill!

an average patriot said...

Driven to action, Damn straight, we were founded by radicals!