Erasticity’s signature: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people, which is attributed to H.L. Mencken (an American author, editor and journalist.)
It’s one thing for a an American journalist to criticize his peers but quite another when some German computer geek is so rapt with a statement to punctuate every post with it.
Here’s another quote that categorically insults the intelligence of an entire nation of people:
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
And if I recall correctly, the person to whom that quote is attributed underestimated the American people too – and got his ass handed to him as a result.