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Thread #114421 Message #2441390
Posted By: Little Hawk
15-Sep-08 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
Subject: RE: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
I think you are missing my point, Jack. Do you know the Hermann Goering quote I am alluding to? It was not an espousal of Nazi philosophy, it was a candid admission (at his Nuremberg trial) of how any government can bamboozle a peacable-minded population into supporting a foreign war...and how all governments do it whenever it suits them to.
To quote it is NOT to sympathize with Naziism...but to shine a light on how governments use war propaganda to manipulate their public.
To quote something positive that Pegler says about small town Americans is not to sympathize with fascism or racism.
If she had been making an entire speech about the works and career of Mr Pegler rather than quoting a brief line or two from something he wrote, then it would have been incumbent upon her to refer to the entire nature of his whole attitude and philosophy, and if she didn't agree with it, then to say so.