I know this is horrifyingly off topic

Posted by
DA Morgan on Jul 08, 2002 at 00:20

But still it does work well with my previous posting about how little people know, and are actually taught, about history.

"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 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 World War II

If you can not see the possible relationship between this statement and the current world situation ... you should be very concerned.

Which doesn't mean we shouldn't go into Iraq (carefully timed before the 2004 elections). But it does certainly seem prudent to do so with our eyes wide open.

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