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"... It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country." 

~ The testimony of Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials


Still seems to be working on some people sixty years later. Unfortunately.

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anglaisepaon
Oct. 18th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
Quite possibly the only thing Bush learned in history class.

jeejeen
Oct. 18th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
Christ, that's depressing.
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