Post by David Kleinecke
If you're too stupid to read what you make stupid comments
about, then shut your shithole mouth (as our Fearless Leader
Fearless Leader is not a compliment. But it pre-dates
Donald Trump. Where did it start? What dictator did it
Well, it seems to have started in Scott's /Guy Mannering/ (1815).
"Edward of York—-I will not malign even an enemy—is a bold and fearless
The first mocking use I see appears to be from 1950-2.
"Our fearless leader, Barry, was not with the party, for he was busy
in camp consuming his fourteenth trout for breakfast (the day's limit).
But soon we could see him prancing along at his 'arsenic-and-old-lace'
pace, that is, arsenic in the pants."
(which actually shows different snippets about "our fearless leader,
Barry" from the same article in /Trail and Timberline/.)