Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Why we fight?

I just spotted this at Media Whores Online, a site i highly recommend. I'll quote it here, although at the risk of falling into the trap of Godwin's Law:

"Why, of course the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the 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 do the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

-- Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII

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