“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the

country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag

the people along whether it’s a democracy, 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 tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for

lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials


One Response

  1. Until the pacifists decide they’ve had enough.

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