A message from Hermann Goering

6:27PM – Sorry for the lack of updates, my laptop died and I need to get a new hard drive. And it’s not really a priority since I don’t even have a desk at my new place in Atlanta.

Anyways… I figured I would post a short weblog entry to let everyone know I’m not dead or missing. And to gloat that I am so-far correct in my previous assesment of the news content/quality. Now that Iraq is done and over, I want to share a qoute from Hermann Goering that I snagged from Snopes. History repeats itself when it’s intentionally ignored:

We got around to the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war and destruction.

“Why, of course, the people don’t want war,” Goering shrugged. “Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. 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.”

“There is one difference,” I pointed out. “In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.”

“Oh, that is all well and good, but, 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 way in any country.”

posted by vforvandyke
  • Dru

    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 way in any country.

    Damn straight! I guess I should be grateful for havig a job out of all of this and just wave a little American flag for Bush’s wars.