15 June 2006
Most people think Dope City was named after the potent pot every hippy, biker and terrorist has been growing in their basement for decades. As usual most people are wrong.
Dope City was named long ago after the dopes who the voters habitually elect to run their affairs. The only election where the voters of Dope City voted in somebody with more on the ball than their opponent was the time Harcourt beat out Van Der Zalm. That election Harcourt fooled the voters into thinking he was more of a dope than Van Der Zalm.
Dope City's new mayor looks to be the biggest dope of them all. I wonder what the motherfucker is on every time he opens his mouth.
"... there are certain disadvantages that may seem the necessary result of democratical equality. In the political society, it is reasonable to suppose that the wise will be outnumbered by the unwise; and it will be inferred 'that the welfare of the whole will therefore be at the mercy of ignorance and folly'. It is true that the ignorant will generally be sufficiently willing to listen to the judicious, 'but their very ignorance will incapacitate them from discerning the merit of their guides. The turbulent and crafty demagogue will often possess greater advantages for inveigling their judgement than the man who, with purer intentions, may possess a less brilliant talent. Add to this that the demagogue has a never failing resource, in the ruling imperfection of human nature, that of preferring the specious present to the substantial future. This is what is usually termed playing upon the passions of mankind. Politics have hitherto presented an enigma that all the wit of man has been insufficient to solve. Is it to be supposed that the uninstructed multitude should always be able to resist the artful sophistry, and captivating eloquence, that may be employed to perplex the subject with still further obscurity? Will it not often happen that the schemes proposed by the ambitious disturber will possess a meritricious attraction which the severe and sober project of the discerning statesman shall be unable to compensate?"