Tuesday, October 16, 2007

How to sell a war

Harper should take a lead from Goering on selling a useless war to an unwilling citizenry.

"...[I]t reminds [Muhammad Sahimi] of what Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering of Nazi Germany once said:

"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 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…."

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