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Thread #114421   Message #2442688
Posted By: Genie
16-Sep-08 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
Subject: RE: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
IrishEnglish said: [[I believe this is the quote Little Hawk was referring to:

"To quote an expert: 'Of course the people don't want war - that is understood. But, after all, it is 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 danger. It works the same in any country." ------- Hermann Goering (Adolf Hitler's deputy) at the Nuremberg trials, 1946, quoted in "Nuremberg Diary" by G M Gilbert]]

Goering's analysis is, unfortunately, spot on.   I'd eagerly use that quotation -- AND clearly state where it came from. The source is an important reminder of why its truth is something we need to keep in mind.