politics and lies

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, 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 to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

Does that sound like something someone said recently (or recent events)?

That’s a quote from Hermann Göring from 1946, as recorded in Gilbert’s Nuremberg Diary…

hmmm.

Jo

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to politics and lies

  1. Amanda Rodgers says:

    I am just finishing In the Garden of Beasts, so this sounds very familiar. Times haven’t changed that much, I guess. :-/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s