04 January 2004

Wisdom from Unexpected Quarters

I found an interesting and wise quote, taken from the first line of an editorial from the above link.

A wise man said this shortly after WW2:

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's 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 greater danger."

Which probably summarises neatly, last year's invasion and occupation of Iraq by the Wonder Duo, Bush and Blair.

And the wise man? Herman Goering, founder of the German Gestapo and Air Force.

Sieg Hiel! Or, as Radiohead puts it, Hail to the Thief!

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