Prophetic Mark Twain

Mark Twain on Patriotism

There’s no getting around it. Mark Twain is America’s Nostradamus. The quotes below prove it:

He predicted Twitter:

Mark Twain predicts Twitter

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” –Mark Twain

The home foreclosure  crisis:

Mark Twain on Bankers

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” –Mark Twain

The corruption of the Fourth Estate:

Please tell me this is fake....

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” –Mark Twain

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” –Mark Twain

How statistics are gathered on Tumblr


The rise of the Alt-Right (aka American Fascism:)

“Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.” –Mark Twain

Rise of American Fascism

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” –Mark Twain

On a divided America, Mark Twain wisdom


“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.” –Mark Twain

The_Donald claims Donald Trump was never accused of being a racist until recently. Someone shows he's been proven in court 3 times to be a racist since the 1970s. Mods delete comment within minutes out of fear.

He saw the rise of Trump before The Simpsons:

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” –Mark Twain

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” –Mark Twain

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain

Mr. ‘Oops’ Rick Perry is now in charge of the EPA and our nuclear arsenal.

“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” –Mark Twain

He also tells us how to fix this mess:

“The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairnesses that afflict the peoples — that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at.” –Mark Twain


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