Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Goering Quote

Judy had this quote attached to her email. I thought it was really interesting.

"Of course the people don't want war... that is understood. But, after
all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and
it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a
democracy, 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 pacifists for lack of
patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any

--Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler's Deputy Chief and Luftwaffe Commander,
at the Nuremberg trials, 1946.

And I checked it up on google-answers. It was from an interview in Goerings cell later written up as the Nuremberg-Diary.


Blogger Jesse said...

Holy shit! That pretty much sums it up don't ya think?

5:19 AM  
Blogger geekedout said...

yeah. chomsky had a word that he cites all the time - "bewilderd heard". it gets their thinking right. we both were at cedar point.... it does apply at times but still, it's a horrible outlook on your culture.

12:30 AM  

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