Saturday, September 18, 2010

Who knew?

"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 partiotism and exposing the country to danger."*

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it." **

* Herman Goering

** Douglas MacArthur


Cicero Sings said...

Fear mongering ... on every level.

Les said...

Disturbing, but I am not surprised at the sources.

chaiselongue said...

Terrifying... and now the pope seems to be suggesting it's all going wrong because of atheist 'extremism'!