The Common People Don’t Want War

“Naturally the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag 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.  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 for every country.” Hermann Goering.  Hitler’s Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials

Think of all the dead husbands, wives, sons, and daughters.
We fall for it every time…since the beginning of time. All is vanity

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About the word of me
Interested in family and friends,grandchildren, photography, darkrooms, history, archaeology, scuba diving, computers, software, fast cars, journalism, writing, travel, ecology, news, science, and probably most other subjects you could think of. Did I mention family and friends?? I require iced tea or cold brewed coffee and a internet connection to be fully functional. Sometimes there are just so many words in my head they spill out.

3 Responses to The Common People Don’t Want War

  1. kapalterbangkertas says:

    really nice entry…

  2. thewordofme says:

    Thanks to both of you for stopping by…
    twom

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