Quote of the day: Politics by Fear

image Goering small We would normally not quote a leading Nazi figurehead, but when this leader said the following lines he was certain that his life will soon end in the Nuremberg Trials and had no interest to palliate one of the fundamental principles of the Nazi reign in Germany 1933-1945.

The Nazis in Germany during that period were the first in recent history that have built their broad scale police state with the use of technology on this principle – the loss of civil rights and creation of mass fanaticism by politics of fear.

But since a few years the spinmeisters and wirepullers throughout the once leading democracies in the western world are again rediscovering this proven principle to bring the masses of people impoverished by them back under control.

Naturally, the common people don’t want war … 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. …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 to 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.

Hermann Wilhelm Göring, 1893 – 1946, leading member of the German Nazi Party



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