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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The New Yorker in his next issue (July 7 – available online) includes an excellent editorial on the preparations for another war by the Bush administration.
This time its
Iraq and based on a Presidential Finding signed by G.W. Bush the congress has already approved 400 Million USD for covert, sabotage and all sorts of other shady activities to “destabilize Iran“…
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations”.
While almost every speaker tried to express that this is “not a Bush impeachment hearing” it was setup to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct and expansions of executive powers by the Bush administration.
In short there has been at least a committee put into place to speak up on these outrageous things that have deteriorated the standing and reputation of the US around the globe.
While we do understand the anger of the millions of Americans, particularly of those who lost their husbands, wives and children in a “war” for Oil and Trillions of Dollars “for the boys” and all those who have lost their homes, life’s work, pensions or possibility to get looked after when their ill, unfortunately history is telling us a rather crude and sad reality.
Many impeachment movements also of the very few (17) in the history of the US that…
Due to recent events last week when the US government has put up all government property and the (work of the) next two generations of American citizens as collateral to bail out a few thousand “bad apples” within the financial world, we thought the quote from MajGen. Smedley Butler below might also be a good fit for that.
Those guys in the financial world who now try to make others believe that they did not know the dangers and that they did not know that they were trading worthless paper for money just like before the great depression, have always put their greed, their profiteering and racking in other peoples money above everything and anybody else.
We are not talking about the simple employees who are…
American politics are much like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.
anonymous, found on the Internet