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Naturally, the common people don't want war, but after all, it is… - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
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Naturally, the common people don't want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy or a facist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This 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 every country.


-- Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reichsmarshall and Luftwaffe-Chief

I'm feeling all kinds of: http://www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.htm
What I hear: Those darned sinister ducks

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robont From: robont Date: January 21st, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
hmmm now I wonder where that is happening right now??

;-)
ldy From: ldy Date: January 21st, 2004 11:56 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hm. I don't know! Do we know any democracies or facist dictatorships?
robont From: robont Date: January 21st, 2004 11:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
you mean other than Roboslovakia??

;-)
duinlas From: duinlas Date: January 21st, 2004 07:59 am (UTC) (permalink)
OMFG! U R A TRAITOR!

FBI! DOWN ON THE GROUND! SPREAD EM! OH YEAH BABY!
ldy From: ldy Date: January 21st, 2004 11:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
Why are the FBI, CIA and ACLU always trying to get into my pants?
duinlas From: duinlas Date: January 21st, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC) (permalink)
because you have a nice ass?
gruggach From: gruggach Date: January 21st, 2004 08:11 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thank goodness we got rid of the fascists and democracies. We don't have to worry about that type of thing happening anymore!

ldy From: ldy Date: January 21st, 2004 11:59 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hooray for that! I pledge allegiance to... cheese!

Cheese won't steer us wrong.
serendipity From: serendipity Date: January 21st, 2004 11:03 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thanks, I'm posting it in my journal and in Antiwar.
ldy From: ldy Date: January 21st, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Quite welcome :) It's a poignant reminder.

Though, just as a heads-up, I think you may have posted it the second time in your journal again, instead of antiwar.
serendipity From: serendipity Date: January 21st, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thanks, yeah, curtis mentioned that to me and I've since changed it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 24th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hitler! zighial! omg if he were a democrat, that picture would be on the first page..
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