Saturday, September 06, 2008

Quotes of the Day

I am going to try to post one or more thought-provoking quotations each day or so. Feedback will be appreciated!

For Saturday, September 6, 2008:

“Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. 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 the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

~ Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag, Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief

or was it Karl Rove?

1 comment:

lewis said...

It wouldn't surprise anyone to learn that Bushy took his foreign policy cues from the Nazis