3.8.2021 – civilization

civilization,
at bottom, nothing but a
colossal swindle

Part the Menckon Project.

Taken from the line:

In the long run, it may turn out that rascality is necessary to human government, and even to civilization itself — that civilization, at bottom, is nothing but a colossal swindle.

From Last Words, H. L. Mencken (1926)

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